Category: Employment

September 22nd, 2016 by buya

If you are a full-time college student with bills to pay or a full-time worker who just isn’t making enough money, you may need to consider getting a part-time job in order to stay afloat. If you find the right job that fits your schedule, abilities, and income needs, chances are you’ll be able to enjoy the work itself in addition to the extra money. The following are some tips for finding the right part-time job.

First of all, consider what hours you can devote to your second job. If you are an early riser and would rather get up extra early in the morning than work evenings, look into restaurants that open for breakfast and need an early morning prep cook. Newspapers also need early morning delivery people. If you can’t work longer days, you may want to add weekend hours instead. Retail stores are often open seven days a week, and some of them are open 24/7. These stores can most likely offer a schedule to suit your needs. If you are interested in finding a retail job in your community, go here for details.

If you can add evening hours, a restaurant job may be the best fit. Servers are often among the best-paid part-time workers because of tips. Just choose a good restaurant whose owners manage tips fairly. If you can work for a higher end restaurant, the tips will be better.

Another way to add a part-time job is to work on your own, selling a skill or service that you can provide. People with college or graduate degrees can offer private tutoring in their major fields. Musicians can offer music lessons. If you have a good set of tools, you can advertise handyman services or yard work. You only have to invest in some flyers and business cards and maybe an ad or two in your local paper.

There are also some legitimate work-at-home jobs to consider. Unfortunately there are many scams to avoid; some companies promise home-based jobs but instead sell referrals or guidelines for finding them on your own. However, with a little research, you can find real jobs doing things like answering customer service calls or grading standardized tests. These employers tend to hire you as a private contractor rather than an employee of the company.

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June 21st, 2016 by buya

Finding a Good Personal Injury Lawyer

Selecting a personal injury attorney is not always easy. These lawyers come in all shapes and sizes for one. They’re practically everywhere. But if you’ve been injured, don’t fret. There are things you can focus on to make the process a lot easier.

What to Consider

1. Experience

A personal injury attorney can be experienced or inexperienced. If the lawyer has been in practice for several years, his caseload may be so heavy that he will be unable to give your case the time and attention it needs. Or he may not longer be as enthusiastic about his job as when he was just starting out. Perhaps he won’t put a good enough effort into your case.

An experienced attorney, on the other hand, may know plenty of claims adjusters from those long years he has spent dealing with various insurance firms. He may have built a strong working relationship with these people. Also, he may have developed a reputation as one who never settles cases, or as a fierce litigator insurance companies would rather not engage.

If a lawyer has just started his career, he may be searching for cases to work on. He may be trying to establish a practice, eager to take in new clients. Rookie attorneys usually have more time to dedicate to your case than the busier ones. Most probably, they may also fight the hardest for you compared to other attorneys you’ll find. Their earnings depend depend on it, after all.

Additionally, because young lawyers don’t have a significant caseload yet, they’ll likely be more accessible and willing to take more minor cases. You will have a better chance of talking to them personally about your case, or at least on the phone.

2. Qualifications/Credentials

Whether a lawyer finished law school at the top, bottom or middle of his class, that counts is that he is an excellent negotiator. When you talk about a personal injury case, this becomes even more crucial. Of course, you will always want to get the highest settlement offer possible.

3. Advertising

Seeing the advertisements of a personal injury lawyer in any medium – online, print, TV or outdoor – you will only see what the attorney is happy for you to see. You won’t see the other side, such as cases lost, clients who fired him for underperformance, etc. Believe what you see, if you must, but don’t think there’s nothing else you need to know.

4. Plush Offices

A lawyer with a fancy office in a fancy building would be great to have, but that won’t have a bearing on the success or failure of your case. Picking an injury attorney based on superficial criteria alone can be a huge mistake. Some attorneys want to keep a low profile, but their track record can be impeccable. Lastly, just bear in mind that a lawyer’s performance and the cost of maintaining his office are not significantly correlated.
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