“Outsource? My career?” Yep, you read that right! Outsourcing is reserved for big and small businesses that don’t have the time or money to complete tasks. You are by no means a huge corporation or an SMB, yet hiring a third party still applies. As weird as it sounds, there are parts of a person’s career that are too boring or specialized in dealing with alone. And, by doing so, there’s a good chance you will make things worse and ruin what was once a fledgling career.
Here are the four areas to look out for as and when they appear in your work life.
How much you have to spend in your golden years depends on you to a degree. Without any retirement accounts or plans for the future, there isn’t going to be a lot in the pot. Money doesn’t just start to save itself! Still, figuring out which investments to make and when is almost impossible for a layman because of their lack of knowledge. Plus, tracking and maintaining growth is pretty mind-numbingly boring. Blooom reviews (3 O’s) state that this platform only charges a flat fee of $10, and it isn’t the only one. Seen as outsourcers assess portfolio fees and make recommendations, it’s a small price to pay.
God damn it – you didn’t get the promotion. Even worse, Steve from accounting got the nod ahead of you, which is a blatant sign of disrespect. You’re miles more qualified and better at the job! Blowing your top is understandable, but outsourcing promotions to a headhunting firm is a calculated move. As the name suggests, these companies use their contacts to find and fill positions at other firms. All you have to do is tell them what you are looking for position-wise and money-wise and let them secure an interview.
Oh boy, Steve is not going to be happy when he hears about your new position. In fact, he’s going to hit the roof. Not to slander his good name, but it may not be above him to start an office doo-doo storm. If (let’s face it- when) that happens, the wisest choice is to back away and let your representatives deal with the fallout. Don’t you have any reps? You may not think you do, but HR is an organization which should help the company’s employees. Plus, union reps will step in on your behalf too if they believe the treatment is getting out of hand.
Depending on the job, the role could involve talking and interacting with people and customers. Inevitably, there is bound to be an influx of questions and queries that are too many to handle. Yes, that includes the weekly fan mail which turns up on your desk. It’s hard being popular, but you can’t let the devoted masses down, which is where a VA comes into play. A virtual assistant will post on social media, answer phone calls, and respond to emails so that you don’t have to worry.
Now that you know more about it, what do you think about outsourcing your career?
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