Learning How To Monetarise Stock Broker Career

It is good to start your career in a field you are familiar with. This way you would learn to understand market movements and handling of stocks. For example, if you have knowledge in the computer industry, you can opt for handling stocks for computer companies.

Stock broking is a career of great ups and downs. You need to have a triangular personality to handle people as well as moods of the stock index. A stock broker career means handling and advising clients on investment and risk strategy. You would need to buy and sell stocks on their behalf and manage their portfolio.

Managing a portfolio calls for interview with the clients to assess their requirements about income levels, capital growth and client hidden expectations. You may also need to make presentations to large or corporate clients. Nevertheless, even if your client is an individual you would need to present your knowledge and capabilities to convince him to invest in stocks. If you are looking at a stock broker career, you would also need to possess some presentation styles. After all, everyone is your customer, isn`t it?

You need to learn to study and consult share prices on computer terminal and obtain the best prices for your clients? Do I sound like being a travel agent and get the best and the cheapest deals for your client? Believe me, it is tougher than that. In air fare deals, at least market does not change in a span of thirty minutes. A strict vigilance and ability to predict market movements helps in the long run in a stock broker career.

Key skills required for stock broker career are strong communication skills and an ability of quick and accurate thinking. This is what trading is? Secondly, you should have great ability to absorb data and analyze it enough to give the correct information to your client.

A keen eye on every detail of the market as well as your client helps a lot in a stock broker career. Stock broker career means dealing with uncertain – market as well as client. You need to bond and attract clients and markets together. No one can predict movements of neither client nor the market! So keep a watch!

In the end, you should have enough stamina, judgment and confidence level to manage the portfolios and turn them into profit making profiles.

There are fine prospects for a stock broker career all around the world. If you are a qualified professional then stock index is the limit. You can reach even higher in a stock broker career. More than an education and a paper qualification you need flair and a personality to handle your career and profile of being a stock broker. You can find many opening in a stock broker career with domestic as well as foreign firms. All you need to do is to come to terms with real competition and ensure appropriate standards in your profile.…

Career Shift: From Office-Based Employee to Full Time Virtual Assistant Freelancer

Work is necessary, especially when you are the breadwinner in your family. You treat your job as the only source of income that even the slightest mistake can jeopardize your employment. Even conflicts with your co-employees, especially your supervisors pose a threat. I have worked in both office-based setup and as a virtual assistant and have dozens of reasons why I chose to work as a full-time virtual assistant freelancer. But here are my top 4 reasons why I decided home-based over office-based employment.

Traffic in the city – Reporting to work

Office-Based

On a daily basis, I have to allow 5 hours for commuting due to traffic. If my work scheduled is at 8 am, I need to start commuting by 6 am. Waking up in the morning feels frustrating. It’s like dragging yourself to prepare for work. And when you are all set and ready to go, you see a lot of people like you waiting for a ride. It feels like you’re into an action movie when rushing to ride a jeepney because everyone is in a hurry. But when I get a spot, I usually sleep while commuting (Hello! It’s Davao City) so I get to rest for a bit.

Virtual Assistant

There is no need for me to wake up too early for the job. There’s no need for me to allow 2 hours for commuting. My office is literally at home. I just have to take a shower, eat something, and poof! – I can start my work already. No hassle, no frustrations, and no rushing!

Toxic Environment – Social Engagement

Office-Based

You just came in the office from heavy traffic. You are still dripping with sweat and all of a sudden, one of your co-employees is sharing GOSSIPS! To be honest, I am fond of socializing with people, and I enjoy the company of others. In fact, I maintain a regular meeting with my supervisors and talk about parties, team building, summer vacations, etc. What’s frustrating is when you encounter gossips, rumors about somebody inside the company. The environment becomes toxic that keeps me from efficiently working. As leading personnel in the office, you also have to mediate even petty quarrels of employees.

Virtual Assistant

It does not bother me really, and I get to read news and updates from the internet. There’s nobody that will keep you engaged about something you are not interested. If I don’t find an article interesting, I just close it and that’s it!

Compensation and Responsibilities

Office-based

Earning a lot would mean more workload. If you have been receiving more and had better salary package, then you might be the same as ME – with added workload and responsibilities outside of my job description. Working as operations manager mean you work with your supervisors, check reports, update clients and conduct regular/emergency meetings – not ME. I also have to upgrade, and correct parameters fit for the campaign. I also need to do lead management, to ensure better …