Monday, March 28, 2005

Important News Regarding This Blog

Dear Friends,

Over the past few months I have been describing to the followers of this blog, the methods I have sucessfully used to set up my Top Careers Website and generate a regular stream of visitors.

If you wish to discover how I did this, please look through the archives.

Top Career Resumes now has its own integrated on site Blog ...

If you found this blog to be interesting and of value, I suggest you follow the Top Career Resumes blog.

Please note that I am in the process of launching a number of information sites all focussing on health & lifestyle topics ...

Have a look at the first health site which is all about arthritis.


Regards

Roger

Top Career Resumes

Please take a look at these great new articles I recently added to my site:

Professional Entertainers
Travel Jobs
Warehousing Jobs
Manufacturing Jobs
Financial Service Jobs
Security Guards
Arthritis Health News
Arthritis Basics
Arthritis News Feeds
Arthritis Blog





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Saturday, March 26, 2005

Travel Jobs - Industry Outlook

Over the past few months I have been describing to the followers of this blog, the methods I have sucessfully used to set up my Top Careers Website and generate a regular stream of visitors.

If you wish to discover how I did this, please look through the archives.

From now onwards I am presenting a series of mini articles relating to Top Career Resumes...


Industry Outlook for Travel Jobs


Throughout the next decade, employment prospects in the field of travel ( travel jobs ) are expected to decline from previous highs. This is mostly thought to be due to a decline in both business and leisure travel following the terrorist attacks in 2001. The implementation of the Internet in the field of travel has also changed the face of the way people plan and reserve their travel arrangements.

Due to the high degree of involvement with the public, persons employed in the travel industry should have good people skills and be able to promote ideas with enthusiasm. They should also be flexible.

Earnings for the travel industry vary, depending on the specific role an employee fills. Managers are often paid by salary while agents may be paid either by commission only or salary plus commission. Clerks and receptionists are generally paid by the hour.

Employment in the travel industry provides many benefits, including free or discounted travel and the opportunity to learn about exciting and far away locales


Persons employed in the travel industry may be required to work weekends and evenings as well as overtime. Peak seasons for certain locations as well as holidays and summer months tend to be very high pressure times for travel related.

Read the full article by clicking on the link below ...

Regards

Roger

Top Career Resumes

Please take a look at these great new articles I recently added to my site:

Professional Entertainers
Travel Jobs
Warehousing Jobs
Manufacturing Jobs
Financial Service Jobs
Security Guards



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Friday, March 25, 2005

Manufacturing Jobs - Training & Qualifications

Over the past few months I have been describing to the followers of this blog, the methods I have sucessfully used to set up my Top Careers Website and generate a regular stream of visitors.

If you wish to discover how I did this, please look through the archives.

From now onwards I am presenting a series of mini articles relating to Top Career Resumes...

Training & Qualifications for Manufacturing Jobs


Entry level requirements for employment in manufacturing vary; depending on the location and the industry; however most employers require at least a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma. A certain amount of specialty experience or training may be required in order to work with more complex machinery.

Individuals who want to be employed in the manufacturing industry, and maintain their employment, will need to be vigilant about staying on top of emerging technologies. Most equipment used in all manufacturing firms today involve some form of computer technology.

Opportunities for advancement do exist in this field for individuals who show leadership abilities and who are able to master the operation of the machine on which they have worked.

Individuals employed in manufacturing plants where work on government contracts is performed will generally be required to undergo a security clearance.

Good luck in your search for a manufacturing job !


Read the full article by clicking on the link below ...

Regards

Roger

Top Career Resumes

Please take a look at these great new articles I recently added to my site:

Warehousing Jobs
Manufacturing Jobs
Financial Service Jobs
Security Guards
Automotive Mechanics
Instructional Coordinators


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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Manufacturing Jobs - Cover Letters & Resumes

Over the past few months I have been describing to the followers of this blog, the methods I have sucessfully used to set up my Top Careers Website and generate a regular stream of visitors.

If you wish to discover how I did this, please look through the archives.

From now onwards I am presenting a series of mini articles relating to Top Career Resumes...


Cover Letters for Manufacturing jobs


The cover letter used to apply for a position in manufacturing should build on the resume by highlighting skills, experience, knowledge of technology advances that apply to the industry and a strong commitment to safety.


Resumes for Manufacturing Jobs


Experience and skill are usually highly valued by manufacturing employers. Due to this the functional or combination resume can be beneficial to candidates applying for work in the manufacturing industry.

Any special training or experience on specialty equipment should be highlighted on the resume


Manufacturing employers are also frequently concerned with maintaining a safe workforce and environment, therefore the job seeker should also mention any awards or commendations they have received for safety or safety training they have attended.

Quotas often apply to manufacturing jobs, so it is also a good idea to frame the resume in terms of achievements and accomplishments.

Read the full article by clicking on the link below ...

Regards

Roger

Top Career Resumes

Please take a look at these great new articles I recently added to my site:

Manufacturing Jobs
Financial Service Jobs
Security Guards
Consulting Positions
Automotive Mechanics
Instructional Coordinators


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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Manufacturing Jobs - Employment Prospects & Job Search

Over the past few months I have been describing to the followers of this blog, the methods I have sucessfully used to set up my Top Careers Website and generate a regular stream of visitors.

If you wish to discover how I did this, please look through the archives.

From now onwards I am presenting a series of mini articles relating to Top Career Resumes...


Employment Prospects & Job Search for Manufacturing Jobs

Employment prospects for the field of manufacturing vary greatly. The industry is comprised of several sub-categories which include:

  • Metal
  • Plastic
  • Printing
  • Textile
  • Wood
  • Power
  • Water
  • Liquid waste
  • Food
  • Assembly type work

Job Search for Manufacturing Jobs


Persons interested in manufacturing employment can find employment opportunities through a variety of means. These types of jobs are commonly posted in the classifieds section of the newspaper as well as through employment and recruitment services. Manufacturing jobs that involve working on government contracts usually have more stringent requirements and therefore tend to be posted with professional agencies.

Read the full article by clicking on the link below ...

Regards

Roger

Top Career Resumes

Please take a look at these great new articles I recently added to my site:

Manufacturing Jobs
Financial Service Jobs
Security Guards
Consulting Positions
Automotive Mechanics
Instructional Coordinators


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Monday, March 21, 2005

Manufacturing Jobs - Industry Outlook

Over the past few months I have been describing to the followers of this blog, the methodss I have sucessfully used to set up my Top Careers Website and generate a regular stream of visitors.

If you wish to discover how I did this, please look through the archives.

From now onwards I am presenting a series of mini articles relating to Top Career Resumes...


Industry Outlook for Manufacturing Jobs



The overall employment prospect for manufacturing jobs, as a whole, is anticipated to continue declining in the next few years. The majority of this decline is due to the fact that an increasing number of contracts are being awarded to companies overseas because it is often cheaper.

Advances in technology have also continued to deplete the manufacturing workforce over the last three decades


The only exception to this downward trend seems to be in industries where fine detail is needed and requires a human hand and eyes to accurately perform the job. Aeronautics is just one of the fields that may not experience as much downsizing as other manufacturing related industries.

Manufacturing work can be very repetitive and often involves work in a noisy environment; usually standing for long periods of time. Persons employed in this occupation generally must be in excellent health, have a lot of stamina and be able to life heavy pieces of equipment. Quotas often apply to manufacturing jobs. Workers in this industry must be able to perform work quickly and accurately; as
mistakes cost the company money and time.

Manufacturing companies tend to shift owners frequently which can mean a shift in benefits pay and even periods of unemployment for persons employed in this field. On the other hand, manufacturing employees tend do earn better than average wages, may be part of a union and often have access to benefits such as health and dental insurance, vacation and sick time as well as stock options.

REad the full article by clicking on the link below ...

Regards

Roger

Top Career Resumes

Please take a look at these great new articles I recently added to my site:

Manufacturing Jobs
Financial Service Jobs
Security Guards
Consulting Positions
Automotive Mechanics
Instructional Coordinators


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Sunday, March 20, 2005

The Secrets Out

For those of you who didn't figure it out, the reason for including the live links at the end of the blog are:

1) The spiders regularly visit the blogs
2) The blog is linked back to your home page
3) The live links point to your individual pages

The SE spiders follow all of the above links and spider / list your site and pages on a regular basis.


Regards

Roger

Top Career Resumes

Please take a look at these great new articles I recently added to my site:

Truck Drivers
Hotel Management
Security Guards
Consulting Positions
Automotive Mechanics
Instructional Coordinators


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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Worked it out Yet

Have you figured it out how I am using this Blog of mine to get my new pages listed ?

If not, keep trying !

I promise to reveal all in the near future/

Regards

Roger

Top Career Resumes

Please take a look at these great new articles I recently added to my site:

Truck Drivers
Hotel Management
Security Guards
Consulting Positions
Automotive Mechanics
Instructional Coordinators


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Using Bloggs to Generate Traffic

I mentioned in my last article that I would be revealing some great techniques for getting your site / pages recognised and listed by the search engines.

This subject is very appropriate ...

... as I write this Blog I am implementing part of this strategy!

Ever wondered why I list / announce some of my newly created pages at the end of my Blogs?

Try and figure it out for yourself before I reveal the details over my next few blogs ...

Regards

Roger

Top Career Resumes

Please take a look at these great new articles I recently added to my site:

Truck Drivers
Hotel Management
Security Guards
Consulting Positions
Automotive Mechanics
Instructional Coordinators


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Monday, March 14, 2005

Search Engine Traffic

Remember, we are now doing the T = Traffic phase of the CTPM process.

Search engine traffic is free but not easy to achieve ...


  • Write lots of good unique content
  • Wait for the SE robots to spider your site
  • Wait for the SE to index your pages
  • Wait for the SE to rank your site /pages


As you can see, there is lots and lots of waiting.

I will be showing you soon a top secret to speed this process up ...

Keep looking !

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing with you other ways to generate lots of ongoing traffic to your site!


Regards

Roger

Top Career Resumes

Please take a look at these great new articles I recently added to my site:

Pharmacists
Time Management Training
Police Officer Career
Job Rejection
Interview Dressing Tips
Career Change Training


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Sunday, March 13, 2005

Traffic Generation

Remember, we are now doing the T = Traffic phase of the CTPM process.

By the way, did you get a chance to have a look at the SBI site … if not, have a look now. I can honestly say that discovering SBI was the best thing that has ever happened to me.

It’s obvious that a website without traffic is of no use to anyone.

It is equally true that a website without content is of no use.

The consequence of this is that you cannot generate traffic until you have created sufficient relevant and high quality content. Why is then that so many people create websites and expect to sell products and services without any traffic?

The primary sources of traffic comes from:

  • Free search engine traffic e.g Google
  • Paid search engine traffic e.g Overture PPC (pay per click)
  • Incoming links to your site from other websites.
  • People keying in your URL from offline sources. e.g advertising

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing with you the ways to make each of the above can work for you … just as they have for me !



Regards

Roger

Top Career Resumes

Please take a look at these great new articles I recently added to my site:

Pharmacists
Time Management Training
Police Officer Career
Job Rejection
Interview Dressing Tips
Career Change Training


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Saturday, March 12, 2005

Back to C=>T=>P=>M

If you have been following this blog for some time, you will recall that the strategy developed Dr Ken Evoy of SBI, is represented by:

C = Content
T = Traffic
P = Pre-Sell
M = Monetize

As mentioned previously, you do not have use the SBI software to apply the CTPM process, bit sure helps. I suggest you spend an hour browsing the SBI site and see for your self.

So far we have concentrated on creating the content. The ultimate aim is to create between 150 and 200 pages of theme focussed content for each website. It will obviously take some time (even with the help of ghost writers) to accomplish this.

Fortunately, you don’t have to wait until you have completed all 200 pages before you can commence on the T (Traffic) of CTPM. Once you have completed your first 20 pages of content you can start developing your traffic while you continue to build the remaining pages.


Regards

Roger

Top Career Resumes

Please take a look at these great new articles I recently added to my site:

Pharmacists
Time Management Training
Police Officer Career
Job Rejection
Interview Dressing Tips
Career Change Training


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Friday, March 11, 2005

End of Contract Actions

Once you reach the end of the contact period there are a number of things you have to consider:

  • Will all the work be completed on time … if not are you prepared to give your writer an extension or do you want to take action against the writer?
  • If you are pleased with the work you may want to give your writer a bonus.
  • Similarly, you should consider given them a good feedback rating.

If you particularly value the opinion of your ghost writer, it is a good idea to ask their opinion on matters relating to future articles. e.g I asked one of my writers to suggest specific jobs that we should write articles about.

With one of my writers, who I rate very highly … I even asked her to review my entire site and offer her views on any improvements or additions.

One word of caution … I do not recommend letting your writers know the URL of your website until after the first contract has been completed. If your writers know your site, their writing can be influenced by what they have seen. It’s far better to receive original an unbiased content.



Regards

Roger

Top Career Resumes

Please take a look at these pages I recently added to my site:

Resume Objectives
Resume Format

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Monday, March 07, 2005

Plan Ahead for Your Next Contract

Once you are up to speed and happy with your writers, the time is right to start planning ahead. If you don’t, you could end up with the following problems:

  • You have a period with no articles coming through.
  • Your writers have taken on other work and are not available.


I normally start planning as soon as I have agreed my latest contracts, bearing in mind that each of my contracts run for 4 weeks.

If you don’t know what your next 20 pages are going to be about, you have a serious problem. You should have a good idea of what your site is all about when you decide on your site concept.

The first thing I do is to let my ghost writers know that I want them to write another 20 articles when the current contract is finished. At this stage I haven’t told them exactly what articles I will be wanting, but haven't given them a rough idea. e.g 20 articles on the outlook / prospects for specific jobs. This achieves the following:

  • The writers know you are satisfied with their work and more is coming their way.
  • They will be less likely to commit to other work.
  • If they can’t do the work for any reason, you have time to make other plans.


If your writers are available you can do a closed bid directly with your writers. This makes the whole process a lot simpler and quicker. If you have invested a lot of effort to find good writers and have established a rapport with them, it makes good sense to keep them working for you.


Regards

Roger

Top Career Resumes

Please take a look at these pages I recently added to my site:

Career Advice
Goal Setting

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Tips for Processing Draft Content

This is the simple process that I used to create my web pages from the plain text article submitted by my ghost writer:

  • Print the article onto an A4 size paper.
  • Use a highlighter marker pen to highlight your keywords.
  • Hand write your changes and headings onto the printed article.
  • Indicate which blocks of text you want to relocate.
  • Identify text to be in bold, centered or in italic.
  • If any HTML is required for the above, write it onto the document.

Use your favorite text editor to make all of the above changes and print a fresh copy so that you can check for an errors.

It’s now a simple matter to copy and paste this into the body section of your web page.

You can now view your page in your favorite browser and see how it previews. If there is anything you don’t like, make the changes and preview again. Repeat this process until you are satisfied with the results. It is a good idea to preview your pages in other popular browsers. At a minimum you should check with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

If you are an SBI user or have some SEO software, use this to analyze your page to see if its any search engine optimisation.


Regards

Roger

Top Career Resumes

Please take a look at these pages I recently added to my site:

Teaching Jobs Jobs
Job Resumes

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Friday, March 04, 2005

Keep Control of Your Content

The one thing that put me off using ghost writers was the fear of loosing control and ending up with a site that looked like it was made from scrap parts !

In reality, nothing could be further from the truth … provided that you implement the following simple and logical steps:

  • Treat the finished article from your content writer as a draft.

  • Change any of the wording or structure that you are uncomfortable with.

  • Create your own Headline and Sub-Headings that break the article up into sections.

  • Impose your own look and feel through use of color, font style & size etc.

  • It goes without saying that you retain total control over the meta tags such as Page Title, Description and Keywords.

  • If the keyword density is not to your liking, it is very easy to change a few words to either increase or decrease the keyword placement.

  • As long as it makes sense and reads ok, you can move sentences or paragraphs around to create a structure and flow that suits you.

If you think this sounds like a lot of work … it is NOT !

I find that the whole process flows quite naturally and is quick and easy to do … probably under an hour for each page and the final result will be to a consistently high standard.


Regards

Roger

Top Career Resumes

Please take a look at these pages I recently added to my site:

Accounting Jobs Jobs
Aviation Jobs

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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Keep Your Communications Formal

I have stressed in previous articles how important it is to follow up and maintain contact with your writers. This is done not only to ensure everything is on track, but it also gives you the opportunity to motivate and encourage your writers through positive feedback.

One word of caution !

Keep all your communication formal.

Brokers such as RentACoder provide a formal means of communication between you and your writer. All communications are recorded – in fact you never e-mail your writer directly, as it all goes through RentACoder. There are a number of very good reasons for this:

In the event of any disputes, RentACoder has a detailed record of all communications

By monitoring the communications RentACoder is able to monitor the progress of the contract and will intervene where necessary. e.g If there has been no communication between buyer and seller and the completion date is close, RentACoder will make contact to see if there is a problem.

It’s very reassuring to know that you have this kind of back up.


Regards

Roger

Top Career Resumes

Please take a look at these pages I recently added to my site:

Bank Jobs
Customer Service Jobs

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