Top 10 Jobs tips

Create a Career Timeline

A career timeline is exactly what it sounds like—it’s a timeline listing where you want to be in five or ten years time. You could make it as detailed as you want—include monthly goals. Once you have a trajectory in mind, you can set yourself clear tasks. For example, if you want to be a Project Manager, you might need to obtain certification and work under an experienced manager—these are doable goals that you can add to your timeline.

Pick up some computer skills and learn how to use different social media platforms.

It’s no secret that computers are an important part of every online marketing job these days. Every business wants its website on the front page of Google, so they’re always on the lookout for people who can optimize their SEO and get the results quickly. Of course, they’re also looking for people who know the ins and outs of different social media platforms. In this day and age, it’s hard to imagine finding any kind of job without knowing how to use Facebook or Twitter. The same goes for blogging: if you want to be seriously successful in online marketing, then blogging is going to be an integral part of your job description. (Online marketing jobs)

Move clutter to the center of the room

If you have a lot of clutter in a room (e.g. toys or other random objects) and it’s too much to constantly remove every time you want to use your robot vacuum, one of the top tips for Roomba is to move all of that clutter to the center of the room. Roombas and other robot vacuums like to seek out the edges and corners of rooms and if there’s a lot of clutter stuffed in those areas then the machine can get confused and/or waste unnecessary battery power. So, to keep your robot vacuum running more efficiently just move that clutter to the center of the room so the device can work around it.

Deliver during Blitz hours

Blitz pricing occurs when the demand for deliveries is high. Delivery drivers earn more per delivery during Blitz hours. It works exactly like surge pricing, only it refers to specific deliveries. It is on an order-by-order basis, so there is no guarantee that all your deliveries in a particular hour will have a Blitz price. Just a hint: Blitz pricing is more common during lunch- and dinnertime, so when most people order food. Since you will deliver all types of goods with Postmates, Blitz pricing may take place in the late evening on a national holiday, for example. (Don’t forget that you can only deliver alcohol if you’re at least 21.)

Use Engaged Body Language

Similar to the power poses, using engaged body language during the interview is going to help you answer with confidence and energy. Even if the call is just over the phone, the right posture will help you sound more friendly, open and sure of yourself. On the flip side, slouching can cause you to feel tired and want to be done. Crossing your arms or your legs will look like you aren’t fully engaged and can actually cause a kind of mental block that makes it hard to really take in the information. Pro Tip: Make sure you are sitting up straight with your shoulders back and head up. This is something you will want to practice when you are getting your spot picked out. Make sure that your computer or camera is positioned at eye level, so you don’t have to lean over or duck down to get in the frame. You may need to place it on a box or stand to get it to the perfect height.

Don't Rely On Notes

While you might take a few notes of your own during the interview, don’t write down a list of things you want to say. Too many notes will be awkward and make the interview seem forced. Pro Tip: You won’t want to have detailed notes, but you will want to have a few questions jotted down so you are prepared. You may even include some stats or competitor notes that you saw in your research. Don’t feel like you need to rush into answers. Give yourself a second or two to breathe before answering the questions. Not only will the short pause give you a second to organize your thoughts, it will ensure you aren’t cutting in on top of the interviewer. Remember, when you are nervous, you are more likely to go faster than when you are comfortable, so slow it down!

Be Yourself

You want to come across as genuine and authentic during an interview. This is your opportunity to express yourself off paper. Your resume already got your foot in the door, now you get to show who you are as an individual. Being overly stiff is a pretty common response to nerves. Try to loosen up your mindset and take cues from your interviewer. When you choose your outfit for the meeting, for example, try to dress professionally without squashing your personal style. Pro Tip: Knowing who you are as a professional is really important. Stop and think deeply about your personal strengths, weaknesses and traits. You can even make a list ahead of time to get your thoughts organized. These are likely going to be questions asked during the interview anyways. When you have a better feel for what you want to communicate, you’ll be better enabled to let your strengths naturally shine through.

Further Your Education

One of the best ways to be held in consideration for a promotion is to further your skill set. The most common way to do this is through further education. For example, if you have an associate’s degree, the next step would be to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Or, if you already have one, you could look into pursuing a master’s degree. Alternatively, you could look into the types of certification that are available in your industry sector, e.g. an ADDA certificate for drafting.

Find out which restaurants/stores offer free deliveries

Sometimes merchants offer free deliveries to customers. Why? Perhaps they have just opened the store/restaurant and want to attract customers. If it’s a restaurant, maybe the owners would like to sell all the food instead of throwing it away. Or a national holiday is coming up and this is how they celebrate it. Veteran delivery drivers say Postmates users often choose places with free delivery. Locate these places in the app and/or keep an eye out for ads shared online and offline.

Brush Up On Your Skills

Don’t just stick to what you know—change can be a good thing, especially in relation to jobs. It’s worthwhile trying something new—whether it’s a new workstation or a different design process. If you can add a new CAD program to your list of skills on your resume, or even certification, it might give you access to a higher job position that you previously couldn’t apply for. Alternatively, see if there are any opportunities in your current job. For example, if there’s a presentation or team project, or if there are any additional responsibilities you can take on board to gain extra experience.