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Important Things You Need When Starting a New Office Job

Important Things You Need When Starting a New Office Job

You’ve just landed the job of your dreams, and you want more than ever to impress your new boss as well as the colleagues you have yet to meet. The trick is to let these people see that you have made the effort to make sure that your first day at work goes without a hitch. Following are the important things you need when you start your new office job.
Dress appropriately – think back to the day of your interview. What was the hiring manager wearing, and if you were taken around to see the rest of the place, how were the other employees dressed? Dress according to your experience of that day, or if you aren’t sure, call the hiring manager and make sure what the dress code of the company is, and dress accordingly. The last thing you want to do, is arrive at your new job in jeans, t-shirt, and flip-flops, and everyone else is dressed in smart office attire! If your job requires casual clothes, dress casual, clean plain clothes. Companies such as HandM offer good cheap casual wear. If you need to dress a little smarter highstreets stores such as moss bros may be a better place to shop.
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How to Balance Career and Family Life?

How to Balance Career and Family Life?

Balance is the most desired commodity of a human life which can’t be measured physically. From working on balancing the chemical equations to balancing our lives later, we spend our entire energy. However, balance is not an instantaneous effect. It requires a lot of patience and a proper plan. This article describes on how to… Continue Reading

4 Keys to Building a Solid Financial Foundation

Everyone should have a solid financial foundation for their own well-being and that of their family. And yet the only thought that most people give to their financial security is “How can I make more money?” While making more money will help someone increase one part of their balance sheet, it may not actually contribute… Continue Reading

Sensible Age To Plan Retirement | When Should I Begin Planning My Retirement?

Sensible Age To Plan Retirement | When Should I Begin Planning My Retirement?

What is a sensible age to begin planning your retirement? That depends on several factors. When you retire, it’s not going to be like it might have been for you parents. Guaranteed lifelong healthcare, locked-in pension payments and proverbial gold watches may certainly not apply. Instead of relying on provisions that are granted from past… Continue Reading

Some of My Favorite Posts These Past Five Years

Some of My Favorite Posts These Past Five Years

As I have recently noted, last month The Amateur Financier had its fifth birthday.  By human standards, that’s barely a kindergartner, but for blogs, which have a tendency to last for only as long as the original writer (frequently a teenager) can stay motivated and focused, it’s practically ancient.  Surrounded by all the younger, hipper blogs,… Continue Reading