One thing that I have learned in my 'Newbie' status is something that all of the Guru's promote to get you to buy their stuff online already:
Be Your Own Boss!
Do Your Own Thing!
Work When You Want!
Let me tell you this as a Recruiter, THIS is not effective and could be what turns MOST people OFF after they get their feet in and can't figure out what to do next!
I always recruited management from a standpoint of 'Who will get things done?'
'Who has great time management skills?'
'Who will hold people accountable?'
I don't know about you but my most productive days were when my boss was looking over my shoulder holding me to a strict deadline!
Can you have that when you are 'being your own boss'? 'Working your own hours'? Sure, why not?
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