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Choose Whether You Become Rich or Stay Broke

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Many people complain about being broke. They will complain, but they will not do anything to change it. Complaining about not having enough money sort of becomes part of their everyday routine like going to work or doing a daily task.

While getting comfortable at this pace is normal, you have to voluntarily remind yourself not to resign to the fact and not to accept it. Complaining is the little solace people seek when they have given up. You can blame everything and everyone, but at the end of the day, the responsibility to succeed lies on your shoulders.

You have to choose to become rich. You have to choose to work. Everyone’s “rich” is going to be different. While for some people having a lot of money means being rich, on the other hand, being able to afford whatever they need and want means being rich to others.

Whatever your definition of rich might be, one thing remains the same, and that is – working hard. Both situations are hard. Staying broke and getting from one day to another is hard. Working tirelessly to become rich is hard as well.

As Eric Worre said, “Becoming rich is hard. Staying broke is hard. Choose your hard.”  A lot of things that we achieve in life or accomplish are based on the choices we make. Our finances are no different. You need to have the mindset to achieve the financial state you want. You can’t be comfortable with what you have and complain about not having what you want.

You need the hunger and passion in you that makes you a go-getter. If you’re in a financial crunch, then this becomes even more important. Not having good financial health will eventually hurt your health – mental, emotional, physical.

If you are struggling to make ends meet month after month, then I understand how exhausted your mind is going to be even with your responsibility, let alone taking on extra work to better (not only your job but also the things that you do to change your situation) your situation.

But you will have to use that pressure you feel to your benefit. Use that pressure to learn something that will help you. Learn to start a budget, improve your budget plan, stick to it, etc. so that you can take the pressure of financial insecurity off of your back.

At some point, you have to decide that this ends now. You will be the one bringing about the change. You will be the one coming up with ideas to improve your financial health. When you start taking small steps, there is no looking back.

Final Thoughts

You have to make the choice of working hard rather than working hard at complaining. You have to work toward improving your finances and not staying where you are right now. The first step is the most difficult, then you start getting momentum, and eventually, it becomes easier.

It might sound cheesy, but in a way, you do decide your own destiny. Fortune isn’t going to fall in your lap; you have to work hard to reach it. Be consistent and persistent; choose to become rich not to stay broke.

How to Get Started With a Recruitment Agency

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If you are out hunting for a job, then I know how scary and stressful it can get. Recruitment agencies make your job hunting easier in the sense that they know who to connect you with. The general process of getting started with a recruitment agency stays the same, even if some things may differ from agency to agency.

Here’s how to get started with a recruitment agency:

1. Submit Your CV

Like a job posting, you will need to submit your CV first. Your CV is what lets the agency know what roles you will be suitable for and if they have an opportunity for you. 

Most recruitment agencies will also have guidelines on how to create a good CV if you need help. Some agencies will even offer free CV review, which can be of great help in learning whether your CV is up to par with the current times.

2. Interview With the Agency

Like a job, even recruitment agencies conduct interviews. Their reputation is on the line as well when it comes to matching the right candidate with the right company. This is why they have a screening process, as well.

They also prepare you for your real interview with your potential employers. Treat it as you would treat your job interview because this can be a great mock interview practice for you. It will help you build confidence and also be prepared to answer questions.

While this isn’t an interview for getting a job, it is still crucial in the process. Because, if the recruitment agency thinks you are a valuable candidate, they will try to hook you up with a great employer and will take more effort into you getting a job. Build a relationship with the recruiter so that you stay on the top of their lists for every job opportunity they have.

3. Interview With the Employer

After you have interviewed with the recruitment agency, you are basically done with your part in the process. Now, the agency will bring you are roles that they think suit you best and may set an interview with the potential employer.

If you have managed to impress the agency, then you might have many options lined up in a short period of time. Treat each one with equal importance and make sure to be prepared. Research each company and know the role requirements.

Once you are done with interviewing with potential employers, wait for your job letter. If you cracked the interview, the agency would normally be the one to contact you with the news. They also help with salary negotiations and such. If you do not crack the interview, then the good thing about having a middleman is that you can learn what didn’t work and get genuine answers. This will help you prepare better for the next opportunity that comes your way.

Final Thoughts

Getting started with a recruitment agency isn’t all that difficult. They are basically the middlemen between you and your potential employer. Once you are done with submitting your CV and interviewing with your agency, you are set with them. Don’t forget to follow-up from time to time if you are not getting any offers.