Professional Intern Wed, 30 Sep 2015 21:00:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Samsung Galaxy Note vs Moto X Style Wed, 30 Sep 2015 21:00:44 +0000 Few years back, you couldn’t compare the then released Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Motorola Moto X, as both these devices were focused on completely different Smartphone buyers. However, now, both these Smartphone manufacturers are currently the top of the line Android device manufacturers, and their respective latest Android Smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Motorola Moto X Style are going against each other in the market.

If you want to sell your cell phone and pick any of these latest trending Android Smartphones, then today we are here to help you make a firm choice between the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Motorola Moto X Style.


The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 takes design and built inspiration from its elder brother, the Samsung Galaxy S6, and comes in an Aluminium and Glass sandwich built. The Note 5 is 7.6 mm thick, 76 mm wide, 153 mm tall and weighs in at 171 grams. The color options available are Gold, Silver, Black and White.

As for the Moto X Style, the device is made of aluminium. However, the rear cover panel can be customized, as like most of the other recent Motorola Smartphones and comes in some cool varieties such as Silicone, Bamboo, Walnut, Cherry and Leather and much more. The device is 11.1 mm thick, 76 mm wide, 154 mm tall and weighs 179 grams.


Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Moto X Style features a 5.7 inch QHD display with a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. However, the TFT display on the Moto X Style has a PPI 0f 520, whereas the Super AMOLED display featured on the Galaxy Note 5 has 518 PPI.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is run by a 64-bit Exynos 7420 octa core processor, which has 4 of its cores running at 2.1 GHz and the rest four at 1.5 GHz. There is also 4 GB of RAM, a 16 MP primary camera and a 5 MP secondary camera. And all of these powered by a 3,000 mAh battery.

Whereas, the Moto X Style features a 64-bit hexacore Snapdragon 808 processor clocked at 1.8 GHz and has 3 GB of RAM. The primary camera sensor found in the Moto X Style is of 21 MP resolution and the front camera is of 5 MP. It is also powered by a 3,000 mAh battery.

Other Features:

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes with either 32 or 64 GB of internal storage space with no scope for storage expansion. However, the device features wireless charging, has a fingerprint sensor and also a heart rate monitor. The pricing of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is around $700.

Whereas, the Moto X play is expected to be priced at around $400 and lacks goodies like wireless charging, fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor. The devices comes with either 16, 32 or 64 GB of internal storage space, and thankfully there is a MicroSD card slot for additional storage expansion.

Final Words:

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Motorola Moto X Style, may be two devices priced and concentrated at two different categories, but considering what these devices are capable of, it is pretty much clear that both these devices will be having a tough competition with each other.

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All New MacBook vs MacBook Pro with Retina Display Tue, 15 Sep 2015 19:03:20 +0000 If you are out there to get yourself a powerful Apple laptop work machine, then you currently have two great options, namely the All New MacBook and the MacBook Pro with retina display. However, if you are confused between the slim and sexy looks of the All New MacBook and the power of the MacBook Pro with Retina display, then today we are here to help you out in picking the best laptop that will suit your needs the most.


If you are basically looking to buy a beast of a machine after you sell your MacBook, then there is no competition here. The MacBook Pro with Retina Display wins here. Even the basic entry level model of the MacBook Pro with Retina Display performs about 50 percent snappier than the all new MacBook. Thats basically because of the Core i5 processor from Intel, that powers the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, compared to the Intel Core M processor that’s been put inside the All New MacBook.

However, this does not at all mean that the all new MacBook is not powerful enough to handle your day to day tasks. After all, specifications is not all that matters. The all new MacBook can comfortably run even heavier applications like the latest Adobe Photoshop without any hiccups, However, if you like to tweak your machine a lot, in terms of software, like running a virtual Windows machine on your Mac and so on, then you should not be expecting smooth performance, as the all new MacBook was not built to be a working power house. Therefore, if your usage requirement is not too massive, then the all new MacBook should also impress you.


Technically, why most of the people prefer the all new MacBook than other powerful laptops which fall in the same price category as the all new MacBook is because, the all new Macbook was made largely to impress buyers by its looks, not its performance. And there is no doubt that the sleek, slim and stylish look of the all new MacBook 2015 will steal some eyes. When compared to the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, the all new MacBook is 42% lighter and 27% thinner as well. And to accomplish this thin, sleek and stylish design, Apple did have to make a lot of compromises. Which includes the fanless design, redesigned keyboard, the redesigned TouchPad etc., which may not impress buyers who want to get the best in terms of performance and features for what they pay.

There is no doubt that these two MacBook models are the best Apple has to offer currently. However, the fact is that these two are targeted towards two different segment of buyers. If looks, comfort and portability is what matters to you, then the All New MacBook is the best in the market, and if you want the best bang for your buck in terms of performance, then the MacBook Pro with Retina Display is what you need to go for.

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Some Best Tips To Travel With Kids Tue, 15 Sep 2015 18:49:02 +0000 Travelling is fun and wonderful activity everyone should do. Travelling can be a wonderful experience for everyone if done perfectly. Married couples having kids with them, find travelling little hectic. Kids are very clumsy, naughty and noisy sometimes. So, it will be much difficult to travel with kids. So, we have some awesome tips you might need while travelling with your kids at any place. Follow these tips and enjoy your trip happily with Universal Taxi while roaming around Chicago.


Tips to Travel with Kids

1)    Play Games with Kids

No matter where you are travelling, what you are watching, kids will always keep thinking about things they want to do. Day dreaming is their favourite games. Sometimes, kids get panic when you disturb them from their games or from day dreaming. You have to tell them about travelling, but they might get panicked. So, to avoid this frustration of kids, you should tell them about travelling, and play various games with them while you are travelling.
Games can be played anywhere like, in Taxi, in a train or even in flight. This will keep them calm and you can enjoy your trip.

2)    Carry Snack for Tummy

Kids are very clumsy. Eating snacks will spend time on your kids. It will help them to concentrate on snacks. Otherwise, they’ll start making noise, disturb you or do anything which can make you frustrated.

3)    Keep extra Clothes for emergency

Keep extra Clothes for emergency

Kids are very clumsy. Playing without realizing the environment is their habit. Like, they can play on wet grounds, play in rainy seasons, etc. also, they don’t eat in a proper manner. Many times, they spill their food on shirts and pants. So, while travelling, you might have to carry an extra pair of clothes to cover up the embarrassment.

If you take care of these tips we told you to take care while travelling, you can be sure that your trip will be a more enjoyable experience for you. Kids may irritate you while travelling, but going through any cab booked via taxi service will be great for you while commuting through any city for sure

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Boost Your Movie Effects Career by Joining the I.A.T.S.E. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:17:31 +0000 Very few of us are fortunate enough to ever catch a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes magic that occurs day in and day out within the entertainment industry. While there is little doubt in anyone’s mind that there are amazing things to behold just behind the cascading curtain that would render a great many of us completely gobsmacked, one has to remember that the film, television, and stage production industries are more than just the vessels that give physical form to the imaginings of the world’s most fertile and creative minds – they are industries that employ hundreds of thousands of individuals from all over the globe.

With so many moving parts and such demanding production schedules, it’s doesn’t take a stretch of the imagination to assign a certain level of physical danger to these industries – and even more so to the volatility and uncertainty of employment within them. For these reasons, the I.A.T.S.E. exists – to protect the interests of the tradespeople that deliver the kind of entertainment that many of us simply cannot live without.

What is the I.A.T.S.E.?

Like any labor union, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) was founded to protect the rights of workers in the theatre industry. Formed in 1893 by stagehands from 11 cities, their primary goal at that time was to create a supportive network that would ensure its members were paid fairly and were able to work in relative safety. While the I.A.T.S.E. was founded to protect these very fundamental principles, it has evolved into an organization that not only holds these principles in the highest esteem, but also seeks to grow the medium and the supporting industries of the performance arts.

Why Join the I.A.T.S.E.?

Whether you’re fresh out of makeup school or a veteran skilled craftsman, it pays to be a member of an organization that is looking out for your best interests. But in case you needed a little bit more convincing, here are a few of the top reasons that makeup artists, technicians, and stage employees become members:

  • The I.A.T.S.E. represents entertainment workers. Yes, we’ve mentioned this already. But here are just a few things that the I.A.T.S.E. have won for its members: weekend turnaround, meal penalties, travel allowances, medical and dental benefits, and Registered Retirement Savings Plans.
  • Members earn higher rates. Members who find themselves employed on a union contracted production can expect to take home up to 50% more than those working on a non-union film or television production.
  • The I.A.T.S.E helps to maintain safe working conditions. The I.A.T.S.E. offers numerous courses to help its members identify dangers and hazards in the workplace. They also strive to educate their members on what rights they do have as workers regardless of jurisdiction.


How Do I Join the I.A.T.S.E.?

If you’re looking to join the rank and file of the I.A.T.S.E., your journey will begin on their site. Before applying for membership however, you’ll need first identify which segment of the industry your trade falls under and apply for a permit status. The I.A.T.S.E. conveniently lists out the mandatory as well as recommended requirements that each prospective candidate should possess. For instance, someone specializing in special effects makeup is required to be skilled in the following (all of which can be learned through any number of professional makeup courses):

Additionally, the site also lists the required kits prospective candidates are also required to have. While it may seem daunting, such stringent requirements ensure that each member is able to perform at the highest level.

The next step is to submit your application. If approved, you may be invited to attend a mandatory orientation workshop – which covers things like the protocol of working on a set, health and safety training, and other basic industry principles that anyone working on screen or off can benefit from.

How Will the I.A.T.S.E. Boost Your Movie Effects Career?

Like any skilled professional, your creativity, your talent, and your vision are your most valuable commodities. That being said, being part of an organization like the I.A.T.S.E. means that you won’t need to rely solely on your artistic prowess to command a more than competitive rate. Associations aside, the I.A.T.S.E. offers training opportunities to increase your skillset. While the addition of additional skills make you as an individual a more appealing hire, consider what it does for bringing productions to your city.

Toronto, for example, boasts over 2,200 members in the I.A.T.S.E. The city (also referred to as “Hollywood North”) already has a reputation for churning out top tiered talent in all facets of the entertainment industry – but having so many of them being part of the I.A.T.S.E. makes the city that much more enticing to potential productions. More productions mean more opportunities for you to get hired and make your mark.

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Are Cab Services Booked Online Via Apps Like Uber, Ola Safe? Sat, 25 Jul 2015 09:20:33 +0000 In most of the populated countries out there, where roads are always busy 24×7. How could it not be? Because nowadays, each member of a family own a separate car, and in a populated country like the US, it results in a lot of cars being pushed out into the road everyday.

Of course it has environmental impacts. But one other major impact because of the huge number of vehicles out there, is time. We spend a lot of time daily getting stuffed in road blocks while going and coming back from offices, schools etc., and if there are any kind of road work, accidents or vehicle complaints in the road, the time we spend on road extends.

Nowadays, many people are feeling fed up of the rush that they have to face almost all the time on the roads, and instead have chosen to hire private taxi services for themselves to go places. Of course hiring a private taxi means it will cost you money, however, you could get rid of the boredom and tiredness of being stuck mid road, and maybe save up some time as well.


But why don’t people choose public transportation options like transits, buses etc., for travelling, even though they are cheaper?

Its because private taxi’s tends to be faster, safer and will be more comfortable as well. Quite worth for the price you pay. Moreover, you can also free yourself from any kind of threats or harms that you may come across while in a public transport, by hiring a private taxi.

From the last few years though, we are seeing a huge increase in taxi services like UBER, which basically provides taxi services that are quite cheaper than normal taxi’s yet offer better customer satisfaction as well. And since such services have come into existence, many people have stopped using even their own cars and started availing taxi services from such providers.

How much convenient can taxi services be, than being able request for a driver from within your Smartphone or Laptop, have them arrive at your doorstep within the quickest time possible, travel in the most luxurious ways possible and yet get charged cheaper than other taxi’s?

Understanding the potential of new taxi services, many investors have been lately investing on local and international taxi service companies, which in turn helps the companies to hire more drivers at cheaper rates and even bring better and more luxurious vehicles into the taxi service, so as to lure in more customers every day.

Of course we have seen some people who hire such taxi being verbally harassed and physically abused by drivers. But as these companies value customer satisfaction over profit, they hear and take every customer response and complaint seriously, and if the company finds any non explainable mistakes from a driver, they fire them immediately. As such companies cannot afford to lose their reputation on incidents.

Therefore, if you ever have been reluctant in hiring a taxi service for yourself even though it might be a better option for you than driving, then it is best that you make avail of such popular taxi services which can offer you a comfortable and safe taxi journey without actually emptying your wallet.

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Get to Know More About Apple News: The Best News Aggregator! Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:35:32 +0000 Are you planning like “Let me sell my iPhone and go for Android?”.

Well, then this is probably a bad time to do so. As iOS got a lot better with the all new Apple Music service, the iOS 9 operating system and the recently announced Apple News application. Never heard of Apple News?


Well, don’t worry, probably you aren’t the only who doesn’t knows about the Apple News application. Apple News is a relatively new service announced by Apple and will be installed on every device once you update your iOS supported devices to the latest iOS 9 operating system.

With the Apple News service, news publishers can update their RSS feed to the service, thus getting more people to read their news pieces. Or if you would like to give your beloved readers a custom reading experience, you can also add up a HTML markup to your website which will in turn present the content on your website into the Apple News app in a much pleasing way. And after Apple News you won’t need to sell iPhone.

As of any other Apple services, the Apple News service has also got a clean, responsive as fast user interface when compared to similar offerings from other app developers. Apart from letting you to subscribe to all your favorite news websites and feeds, the Apple News service also suggests you new sites based on your searches and sites you follow. Thus giving you a broader reading experience.

There are multiple tabs within the Apple News application, namely “For You”, “Favorites”, “Explore” and “Saved”. Basically, it displays news from sources you have subscribed to, lets you discover new sites and also keeps a list of articles you have saved for reading later.


As said earlier, the Apple News app interface is clean and easy to get used to, and to give you a better reading experience, publishers can also tweak their font and add some custom elements as well.

Where Apple News really shines is when it loads articles from news sites in a snap, that take quite some time to load up when navigating from a web browser. The app also trims down advertisements and other stuffs, that technically would increase the webpage loading time.

Apple News has got some pretty big competitors out there such as Flipboard and a similar service from Facebook. For people with relatively small scale news publishing sites, with limited resources to create their own app for iOS, the Apple News service will be a great opportunity to reach a wider range of audience and it even can be a great thing to read on your Apple Watch which has Watch OS that’s pretty much cool. You can check all the features of Apple Watch and its Watch OS.

Feature wise, there may be other services which provides better set of features than what Apple News provides its users with. However, that’s the thing here, as always, Apple tries to streamline the features that they are providing their users with, and also excel at those features at the same time.

For people who are interested to keep themselves updated with the latest happenings out there in almost every niche, without costing them money nor spending a lot of their time, the Apple News can be much of a blessing.

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How To Deal With Your iTunes Music Library Efficiently With TunesGo Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:13:07 +0000 iTunes may be one of the biggest music platform out there, but lets face it, even iTunes is not without its own disadvantages and annoyances that many people, especially if they own an iPhone, iPad or iPod have to regularly face.


Some of the most common issues that anyone using iTunes will come up with include the following:

  • Difficulty in sharing music files between devices.
  • Frequent crashes within the iTunes client for Windows or Mac.
  • Half filled music information for music files that is synced from your desktop.
  • Duplicate music file entries for files that is synced via your computer.

The above mentioned are some of the most common issues faced by people using the iTunes client on their Windows or Mac PC. And if you are frustrated by the performance of the iTunes client, then you should really check out the “TunesGo” iTunes companion available for both Windows and Mac.

TunesGo: The Best Companion for your iTunes Client


1. Transferring Media from iTunes to other devices with TunesGo:

With TunesGo, you can easily transfer all your music library between any of your Apple products, different iTunes account or even to and from Mac and Windows running PC’s as well. And if you are one of the many people who use an Android powered device, you can copy your media library from your iTunes client to your Android device easily as well.

Not just that, you can also share custom playlists you have made and newly downloaded music tracks to your friends and loved once through Facebook or Twitter. Or else, you could even mail them.

2. Clean up and Order your iTunes media library better than before using TunesGo:

Have you always faced issues because of how wrongly iTunes arranges songs and playlists in your library. Well, using the TunesGo client for iTunes, you can create a more personalized experience in creating playlists and arrange music according to how you actually prefer it.

Moreover, if there are duplicate files of the same track displayed in your iTunes library, you can use the “Clean Up iTunes Library” option available on the TunesGo software to analyze, find and then delete duplicate files from your iTunes library. Thus saving more storage space for new tracks and removing junks as well.

3. Download, Convert and Add YouTube Videos to your iTunes Library as MP3 Files:

Ever thought if there was an easier way to download YouTube music videos or podcasts in MP3 format and then to directly save it to your iTunes library?

Well, now using the TunesGo for iTunes software, you can do exactly the same. Once you enter the URL of the desired YouTube video, it will then automatically download it, convert and then store it conveniently in your iTunes library with all proper album artwork and music tags as well.

4. Connect Multiple Devices to your iTunes Music Library using TunesGo:

Your iTunes music library will be always in sync with TunesGo, and you can also add up multiple devices to the same TunesGo account as well. Thus, you can also transfer music between multiple devices probably running different operating systems through this way.

Final Words:

There are a lot more features that the TunesGo software provides its users with, and we have only mentioned the most user friendly one’s. We loved TunesGo within the time we spent using it, as it made our experience using iTunes much better, and we believe you will have a very impressive experience as well. If you haven’t used it already, you should surely go ahead and try TunesGo today itself.

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What Should You Look For In A Certified Public Accountant? Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:04:01 +0000 These days, many Hawaii residents are in search of a CPA in Honolulu. If this is the case for you, know that finding the ideal representative is contingent upon your ability to recognize key “winning” traits in the service provider. Here are three important characteristics you should look for in a CPA:


1. Diverse Services

One of the first things you should look for in a CPA is diverse service offerings. If you’re like most people, you’ll have more than one accounting-related service that you’re in need of. The best CPAs will be able to offer a wide range of services, including tax consulting/preparation, business consulting, accounting, and QuickBooks Bookkeeping. When you start the CPA selection process, keep a company like Michael J. Yuda, CPA LLC in mind. This company offers all of the services outlined above.

2. A Customer-Oriented Philosophy

If you’re serious about attaining the best CPA services possible, be sure that you’re seeking a certified public accountant who maintains a customer-oriented philosophy. When you find a CPA who will put your needs first and recognize the distinct goals and objectives you have with respect to your accounting services, you will likely find yourself much more satisfied with the process and outcome.

3. An Absolutely Amazing Track Record

In addition to seeking a CPA that maintains a customer-oriented philosophy, it’s important that you locate one that offers an absolutely amazing track record. A certified public accountant who has developed a reputation for consistently getting clients the results they want is the type of professional that you want to work with. And because of the internet, doing the research necessary to determine what type of track record a certified public accountant has is relatively simple. By checking the CPAs Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating and accreditation, you can get a general idea of whether they’d be able to get you the results you want. Also note that online reviews can provide you with a general understanding of whether a CPA was consistent in getting previous clients the results they wanted.


If you’re ready to attain absolutely incredible CPA services, remember that doing background research about the service provider is important. To ensure that you can attain the excellent accounting services that you need and deserve, be sure that you’re selecting a certified public accountant that offers diverse services, maintains a customer-centered philosophy, and has an absolutely amazing track record. In so doing, you’ll likely find that you are thoroughly satisfied with the accounting assistance that you attain. Good luck!

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4 Life Lessons to Carry into Adulthood Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:38:53 +0000 College is one of the best times most people have to experience life. Your early twenties is the first time you’ve ever been independent, and the first time you’ve had to take true responsibility for yourself. Those perks also come with hard life lessons. College, especially those first years, is most likely going to kick your butt.

All of that learning comes at a sacrifice. You can focus on work, you can focus on school or you can focus on your future. Pick two of those. The good news is that the life lessons that seem so dire now will be a piece of cake later on down the road. Here is some advice meant for students to take into adulthood.

financial aid

Understand Financial Aid Options

The first subject to tackle is the one that has the most impact on your future. Understanding the kind of financial aid you qualify for, how you can utilize that aid and what your needs are will determine how much of your future income goes to paying back loans.

The first avenue to explore is scholarships. School-specific scholarships, as well as scholarships in particular fields, don’t need to be repaid. The Federal Government has created a tool to search for this information, but you can find it through your school’s financial aid office as well. Get on the phone and talk to a counselor, discuss your major and ask them for advice on how to pay for it. Grants work the same way, with slightly different guidelines for application.

Both grants and scholarships have deadlines for applications, and various requirements. If you’re currently in high school, research these options now. If you’re approaching college (or already there) research as soon as you can. Even if you’re taking student loans, you’re not locked into anything that requires you to renew your payment schedule.

Taxes and Deductions

It’s worth the cost to sit down with a real tax professional for at least one year of your taxes. This person will walk you through the form and give you some possibilities for deductions, expenses and other ways for you to keep the money you earn. This is an important concept for you to learn as soon as possible, especially as your income increases. If you don’t want to owe money to the government, you’ll need to figure out how to deduct expenses from your earnings. Student loan credits are one way to do that, and students tend to have more options than single adults for credits that save.

What you do with that extra money could mean great things for your future.

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Creating a Cushion

If you saved $20 every week, you’d have more than $10,000 in 10 years with compounding interest. By the time most of you reading this have reached adulthood, and are ready to purchase a home, you could have enough money for a down payment for the cost of two dinners at McDonalds.

This is called paying yourself, and it doesn’t mean giving yourself an allowance. It means paying into your accounts and building savings. One other concept to keep in mind is bank fees. Be careful with banks that have minimum balance requirements. If you can’t meet those requirements, that will cost you money.

Putting Rent on Autopilot

The final tip is to never worry about rent. You, rent, food. In that order. If you work, even part time, break down your pay schedule and determine how much money needs to go to rent. Open an interest checking account and be sure that your rent money is always available. If possible, keep two or three months worth of rent as a cushion for yourself, in case you run into an emergency.


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Availability and Importance of Training Employees Fri, 22 May 2015 16:30:20 +0000 After hiring staff, it is important to offer opportunities for development and progression. Training is vital to learning new skills, working with new equipment, moving up the career ladder or working within another niche of the company. While training can be costly and time consuming, it is a worthwhile expense and the benefits far out way the draw backs.

Investing in training will provide you with staff who have increased productivity and performance, better competency, produce a higher quality of work and have a larger skill set. With this in mind, here are some key training areas for a variety of professions.

employee training

Care Workers and Health Assistants

Working in an environment where staff are required to care for the physical, emotional and mental needs of an individual requires compassion and empathy, as well as a very specific skill set. While there is no substitute for gaining hands on experience, further training can be beneficial, even for senior staff members. There are a number of NVQ level health and social care qualifications that can increase performance, competency and open up opportunities for progression.


Whether in an office, retail or sales environment, there is a large gap between the skill base of a team member and a manager. Management tend to be responsible for organising and delegating staff, meeting targets and analysing figures, implementing change to improve the business, managing systems, and attending conferences. Training can help to ensure that managers are adequately prepared for the duties of their job role and thus, increase the profitability of your company.


A role in administration requires a large breadth of knowledge for an endless variety of tasks. Providing administrative and clerical support, staff working in these roles are at the heart of everyday business. Responsibilities may include attending meetings and taking minutes, using different software packages, general paperwork duties, liaising with staff and external clients, as well as managing schedules and budgets. With such a varied job specification, further training in business, administration or IT can be highly beneficial.


Whether employees are in a call centre or on a sales floor, working in a sales position is a demanding job. In order to successfully convert a sale, staff have to be able to negotiate and deal with reluctance, listen and understand, have excellent communication skills as well as possess vast product and system knowledge. With the correct training, the percentage of conversions can rapidly increase, making it a worthwhile investment.

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