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As we trundle through the recession, it gets more and more difficult to gauge exactly how the IT industry is coping. There have been many reports of job cuts, especially amongst big businesses such as Dell and BT, yet recent press has reported that some sectors are seeing growth – and with W-Tech re-scheduled for June, 2009 might be the year for women who want IT Jobs.

In research published by The IT Job Board, opportunities available in the private sector have been seen to decline significantly, though this is not the case for the public sector. 71 percent of those asked said they were content with the jobs they were doing. However, out of the minority who are not happy, 30 percent said they were eager to bag a job in the public service sector.

The reasons given for such growth and confidence in public service stem from the reputation for the sector to be better equipped to adapt to and accept new technologies. Additionally, many of those asked estimated that the public service sector is more likely to receive financial aid from the government.

So for those who are considering a job in IT, it seems logical to focus on opportunities in the public sector for 2009 at least. But increasing social shifts when it comes to IT jobs may mean that the industry is more open to women this year than it ever has been, especially due to the planned W-Tech event on June 24th in London.

W-Tech is a careers and recruitment event for women who are eager to break into a male-dominated industry, and looks at technical aspects of IT as well as the social elements that make up the modern techie workplace. The day is free entry and runs from 12:00pm until 5:45pm, and was initially planned in February but was snowed off.

The day’s (Read more ...)

All About Selling in Recession

Selling in a recession stricken market is a difficult job. Customers either order less or postpone buying which directly and adversely affects budget.
During a tight market, customers most loath to spend money. They tighten their budget and strive to make use of every penny and waste nothing. Nobody affords to waste money in tight market. Now is the time to plug up the holes and not let things slip through the cracks.
If all these years you were selling your product by focusing on its key features, then now is the time to think different. Try to answer the questions like—do your products or services help your customers to plug up some holes? Do you help them save money? Are they benefited by your product? If the answer is ‘yes’, then turn the benefits to your key selling points. Think out of the box and find out how you can help them save money or resources.
If earlier you were selling savings now is the time to sell cost. Don’t tell your customers that they are going to save money from your product; they already know that and probably many others also told them the same about their offerings…so what difference will you make? Emphasize on their expenditure and consecutive loss and stress that spending money on your product will be a key to curb this expenditure. Instead of talking about the benefit of your product remind them the existing problems they face. This way they will start looking at your product with some interest.

Here is a piece of conversation between the sales person and the potential customer, demonstrating how to turn the tables and compel the customer to think twice before rejecting your offer.
Customer: “Well, it looks good, but I really don’t think we can spend any money (Read more ...)

Did you ever ask yourself, why do you blog, or why do you have to? Nowadays on Internet there are more than 70 millions blogs, and it is interesting what purposes do they pursue?

Until recently, to make money online was not easy for usual people like we. 4-5 years ago it was difficult to earn something on the Net until WEB 2.0 era had came. The only way which could help us in that time was website creating, it’s promotion, and selling of advertising places.

Today everything changed. Blog fever amplifies day by day, and everyone, who heard something about blogs, wants to have it. So, why? Lets try to make some supervisions.

1. Glory. The vanity was, is and will be always. Whether is necessary to be surprised that people wish to be famous? Look at how many amazing people did you know since you have enjoyed blogging. Seth Godin, Steve Pavlina, Darren Rowse… Did you ever know them if not blogs?

2. Self-expression. Many people are blogging because it gives them some charge of energy. I created this blog because I just want to share of my thoughts… Why not? And there are guys, who are the professionals in different spheres, but they don’t have another opportunities of expression. Internet is the best instrument for people like we.

Internet is not developed even on a half and I do not exclude such opportunity, that people will become famous all over again online and only after, in real life. Blogging is what such people need.

3. Job. For many, blogging is a real time job. Companies are hire people to write about their new products and its announcement. Like I wrote in my post Occupation Bloggger, the middle salary of such blogger in US is equal $2,5-3 thousands per month.

4. Sale of own products. (Read more ...)

7 Reasons Why Do We Blog.

Did you ever ask yourself, why do you blog, or why do you have to? Nowadays on Internet there are more than 70 millions blogs, and it is interesting what purposes do they pursue?

Until recently, to make money online was not easy for usual people like we. 4-5 years ago it was difficult to earn something on the Net until WEB 2.0 era had came. The only way which could help us in that time was website creating, it’s promotion, and selling of advertising places.

Today everything changed. Blog fever amplifies day by day, and everyone, who heard something about blogs, wants to have it. So, why? Lets try to make some supervisions.

1. Glory. The vanity was, is and will be always. Whether is necessary to be surprised that people wish to be famous? Look at how many amazing people did you know since you have enjoyed blogging. Seth Godin, Steve Pavlina, Darren Rowse… Did you ever know them if not blogs?

2. Self-expression. Many people are blogging because it gives them some charge of energy. I created this blog because I just want to share of my thoughts… Why not? And there are guys, who are the professionals in different spheres, but they don’t have another opportunities of expression. Internet is the best instrument for people like we.

Internet is not developed even on a half and I do not exclude such opportunity, that people will become famous all over again online and only after, in real life. Blogging is what such people need.

3. Job. For many, blogging is a real time job. Companies are hire people to write about their new products and its announcement. Like I wrote in my post Occupation Bloggger, the middle salary of such blogger in US is equal $2,5-3 thousands per month.

4. Sale of own products. (Read more ...)

There are many bloggers who make incomes of several thousand dollars per month from their blogs. These are not casual bloggers who only want to see their words and their name online or who just want to put forth a point-of-view, these are serious bloggers who have made blogging into a full-time (or nearly full-time) job.

Here are some of the ways they make money from their blogs and ways you can also blog for bucks:

Advertising! There are many advertisers waiting for you to approach them, these are programs such as Google’s Adsense (https ://www.google.com/adsense/) where you allow companies to place their ads . . . ads related to your topic . . . on your blog. Each time one of your readers clicks on an ad on your blog, you earn a small amount of money (a predetermined amount). A slightly different approach is used by companies such as CrispADS (http://www.crispads.com/). With this type of service, you tell them how much you want to charge for advertising space on your blog and they will attempt to find an advertiser who will pay that price (plus a commission for the go-between company). These are just two of a large group that is expanding daily.

Blog Feeds! RSS (Really Simple Syndication) and ATOM Feeds are two of the dominant blog feeds. The object of a blog feed is to distribute every new post you add to your blog to a list of subscribers; you make your blog posts available to RSS or ATOM, people who want to read your stuff on a regular basis can subscribe to your posts and read them on a newsreader. The latest trend is to include advertising to these blog feeds and, as before, if your subscriber clicks on an ad that is included with your feed, you get some money. There are no BIG bucks here yet but its a rapidly growing (Read more ...)

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