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How Your Ancestors of the Past Can Influence Your Future

Did you ever think that your search for a long-lost relative could develop skills that could lead to a job offer? Researching your personal ancestry can improve your attractiveness to…

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Did you ever think that your search for a long-lost relative could develop skills that could lead to a job offer? Researching your personal ancestry can improve your attractiveness to prospective employers who need a person with the doggedness to follow leads, comb through old files and newspaper articles, track down relatives and create a database of information that’s searchable.  Your efforts may impress a prospective employer by demonstrating your ability to collect, sort and manage information compiled over the years. Doing the research can enable you to demonstrate a talent or skill for handling specific details that lead to heretofore unknown facts and historical information.

To the prospective employer or supervisor, any person who shows enough interest to delve into the family history and produce reams of results after sifting through records using Ancestry.com may be someone who is willing to invest personal time and energy to do substantial research.  And most employers are absolutely delighted to find candidates who are willing to spend their own time to research subjects and questions they find of interest. Candidates who shows that initiative are persons who are noticed and remembered by managers who think such characteristics can be refined and enhanced to perform high caliber work on the job. Employers also like to see workers who willingly invest their own money to help get a project done. It makes sense to buy a DNA kit from Ancestry.com with a Groupon that reduces the price by $10. Think of all the information it can unlock.

The information gathered in your ancestry research can also assist your employment hunt by helping you learn skills and procedures that can be useful for performing your work. You are also exposed to various research sites and sources of information that you can use for other purposes that can help you perform key work activities. For example, detailed historical or legal information you’ve used in the past from a little known source or database might be useful when researching information on dealing with recording changes in costs of living. It’s just one way your ancestors can help direct your future endeavors.

 

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Three Great Apps for Collaborative Working

It can be a huge task trying to choreograph a team that are often working from different locations. With the advent of remote working, it’s not hard to suddenly find…

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It can be a huge task trying to choreograph a team that are often working from different locations. With the advent of remote working, it’s not hard to suddenly find that you have twenty different iterations of the same file in different states in your inbox. Likewise, two users simultaneously updating different versions is a similar complaint we hear all too often from frustrated business managers.

However, there are apps designed specifically to make working as a collaborative team much easier, no matter how far away you are from each other. Today, we’re going to look at three particular apps which we think will make managing projects for your team much easier.

Evernote Business

Evernote Business is basically an enhanced version of their premium personal service, designed to allow teams to work together more fluidly. As well as the ability to have in-app discussions, shared work presented in order of the most relevant updates first, and easy user management, the app is built on top of a fundamentally sound design to make utilising these functions as intuitive as possible.

In fact, those of you who use it with teams of more than 25 people will even get a personalized service from Evernote, helping you to get the most out of the service. User management is particularly easy, while the included TLS/SSL encryption with two-step verification means that your work is always as secure as possible.

Dropbox

Everyone’s favourite tool for seamlessly backing up their files to the cloud provides many features that will benefit large teams working on the same files. It’s designed to work fluidly across all major operating systems (including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android), while everyone who signs up will immediately receive 2.5 GB of free storage space indefinitely.

While that might not sound like a lot of storage space, we guarantee that it will take a long time to fill up if you stick to using it exclusively for word documents, PDFs, and compressed images. Dropbox is a great place to start for those teams that don’t need all the bells and whistles of the other services on this list, but just want to easily keep each other updated with which files they’re working on.

Salesforce

While Salesforce is really only going to be useful to sales teams, it’s safe to say that those who work in the field will struggle to find a more useful, purpose-designed service.

It is in fact several apps which can be integrated together to provide a seamless working environment. These include The Sales Cloud, which is the company’s own CRM app. It has a lot of really useful features, including sales leader-boards, and it provides instant access to all of your top leads (each of which can have their own personal page with their contact details and links to their social media profiles).

Likewise, the social.com service from Salesforce is incredibly useful for maintaining your ad campaigns on any major social media network. You can use analytics to tailor your ads to appear for certain target demographics at a specific time, and it will automatically identify and prioritize your higher-performing ads over time, meaning that you will be getting the best returns from your campaigns.

Lastly, The Service Cloud enables you to manage your company’s customer relations in one unified place. There’s a lot of great bespoke features here, including the ability to natively Facetime any of your customers who require assistance, as well as the ability to immediately escalate urgent situations.

So, hopefully this list will help all of you looking to make a shift into the field of collaborative working. Remember to keep checking back for more great articles like this, as we’re sure to be discussing more apps which you can use to help your business grow!

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