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7 Ways To Crush Your First Day At Work

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After interviews and nights practicing your answers to potential questions, you finally made it. You are now starting a job and preparing for your first day at work. Starting a new job can be exciting and daunting at the same time. Hopefully you are starting your dream job and there will be many new people to meet. After impressing HR, you now need to impress your coworkers and superiors to prove that they made the right choice. If you’re looking to find ways to crush your first few days at work, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some tips to keep in mind to make sure you kill it on your first day.

1. Sleep

Now that you know you have a job that starts at a specific time and date, getting into a sustainable sleep pattern early is important. First of all, you don’t want to give the wrong impression by staying up late the night before and waking up later than you intended. Coming in late on the first day is not unheard of. It’s just an unimpressive way to start a job. Show everybody you’re not only serious but also reliable by showing up on time. This means sleeping the appropriate number of hours so that you have a sustainable sleep pattern in place even before the job starts. Sleeping at a specified time each night and getting enough sleep will make it easier for you to wake up, get into a routine and come to work on time.

2. Choose Your Wardrobe

Companies have a specific dress code. Companies like Facebook for example are alright with their employees showing up in a hoodie and jeans. However, this is not always the case. Slay during your first few days by dressing to impress especially if you don’t know the company dress code yet. Make sure that you are wearing the right clothes so that you won’t be asked to leave. Showing up in jeans and a t-shirt at a financial institution, for example, is a no-no. It’s better to stick to a business suit or business casual during your first few days or until you figure out the appropriate office attire. If unsure, ask HR for advice.

3. Get Ready To Socialize

Part of working in an office means socializing with colleagues. During training, you get acquainted with how things are done or using equipment needed to do your job. Training does not cover how to interact with co-workers. This is something you need to learn on your own. While interactions online is acceptable for the tech generation, some people expect you to socialize on a face-to-face basis. You need to know how to interact with your co-workers and communicate clearly especially with superiors.

If you’re on the shy side, go to the mall and strike up conversations with strangers. This will help with improving your socializing skills before using them in the office on your first day. Ask advice from friends on how you can be a better communicator.

4. Clean Online Presence

College pictures of you drunk or wasted can be found by your new colleagues. Before starting on new job, clean up any embarrassing pictures of you online. These kinds of pictures need to go because your colleagues are looking up to you like you are to them. You don’t need to hide your social media presence because these can become red flags. Just clean them up so that your online presence has a professional vibe rather than a “college” one.

5. Be Resilient

Even if you passed training and orientation with flying colors, it will take a few weeks before you get the hang of doing things in the office. Don’t worry if you make mistakes. You’re the new guy and you are allowed a certain time frame to learn everything and to adjust to the office culture. If you don’t understand, always ask questions. Be resilient and show that you don’t give up easily.

6. Get Into A Routine

Get into a routine to start your day more effectively. Start by getting to work on time. You can then prioritize tasks according to importance so that everything that needs to get done is accomplished in a timely manner. A routine will also help you get used to your new job and prevent you from forgetting any important steps that you need to do first.

7. List Things You Need To Accomplish

Being the new guy means that you are untested. You basically have a clean slate which means you have the opportunity to impress. List things that you want to accomplish during the day or first few days and try your best to reach these goals. Accomplishing these tasks could impress superiors and colleagues. If you don’t, they can serve as challenges for tomorrow.

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Alison Rose, Natwest Chief, Bridges the Gap between Family and Career

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Alison Rose NatWest chief executive is the first woman to run a major bank in the UK, claims it’s “utter nonsense” that women can’t have children and a career. NatWest is a major retail bank in the United Kingdom.

The Telegraph, in collaboration with 100 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch List, will be featuring the prominent women entrepreneurs. And Alison Rose claims that this could potentially motivate other women to start their own businesses and remove the barriers that are hindering them. 

Alison Rose claims that the total loss of the lack of support for women-led businesses has accounted for £250 billion. She says this figure is approximately four years of growth in GVA (Gross Value Added). This is on top of the United Kingdom’s current GVA, which is more or less £1,900 billion annually. 

Rose says that women who hesitate in setting up their businesses are often due to misconceptions about their abilities. For instance, many people perceive this as a lack of ambition. Some also think that women are more risk-averse than men. Plus, society has considered women not as good networkers as men. 

But Alison Rose defies all this by being the first woman to run a major bank in the United Kingdom. She said that women don’t lack ambition or ability, which is evidenced through the Rose Review. 

According to experts, only one in three female entrepreneurs is evident in the UK. The size of female-led businesses in the UK is only 44 percent compared to that of male-led companies in terms of contributions to the economy. Moreover, male-led SMEs (small and medium enterprises) are five times more likely to increase to about £1 million turnovers than female-led SMEs.

The horrifying discrimination of female entrepreneurs

The United Kingdom government has commissioned Alison Rose, then Natwest deputy CEO, to lead the Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship, published in 2019. Rose claims that she has heard the horrifying stories of women when pitching for funding

Most investors would ask these women innovators if their husbands are running the business for them. Some would even ask to have the receptionist in the room so another woman would be present. And another worse scrutiny is having asked if they have the ambition to deliver this undertaking. This shows that men question women’s abilities to run a business. 

A senior executive of TikTok had stepped back from his role after making derogatory remarks about why firms are offering maternity leave. He said that he didn’t believe in companies providing maternity leave benefits.

In response, Rose said that this type of remark is extremely worrying. If senior-level supervisors can quickly make this kind of comment, then the kind of mentorship and role modelling we have these days would be questionable. 

Family and career can be inclusive

Alison Rose is a quintessential woman who shows that family and career can be inclusive. 

“That idea that if you want a successful career you can’t have children is utter nonsense. I’ve got two children and my career is not going so badly,” she said.

The 100 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch List will highlight some of the most highly revered women in business in the UK. The top 10 women entrepreneurs will receive mentoring support from Rose Review Board. On top of that, the leading businesswoman will receive a £10,000-investement in their business. 

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How to Start a Business Without Trying: 6 Easy-Peasy Steps

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Almost everyone wants the freedom to do the things they love while earning money. And that’s why people resort to starting their businesses to kickstart a career that might give them the freedom they’ve longed for. However, many factors are put into consideration when starting a business. Some could be a lack of capital, lack of time, and lack of confidence. But you can’t argue that your skills are the most powerful driving force that will finally turn on that engine. So by relying on skills alone, here’s how to start a business without trying. 

Assess your competence levels 

We’ll let you in on six easy steps to starting a business without lifting a finger. However, assessing your competence levels first before brainstorming new business ideas is imperative. 

Jot down your employment history as if you’re writing your resume. Include all the tasks you did for each role or position. Then break down those tasks into four levels of competence. These should be:

  • Level 1 – You suck at these tasks
  • Level 2 – You’re good at these tasks, but you don’t enjoy doing them
  • Level 3 – You’re extremely good at these tasks, but they might bore you to death
  • Level 4 – You love doing these tasks, and you’re excellent at doing these

Next is to decide which tasks from levels 3 and 4 you want to offer to a particular target audience. 

Once you’ve decided this, you can now brainstorm for business ideas using this A.C.T.I.O.N. method from an Entrepreneur article

A.C.T.I.O.N. means:

  • Audits
  • Consulting
  • Training
  • Implementation
  • Ongoing Retainers
  • New Opportunities

Audits

Depending on what tasks you offer as services, offering audits relevant to those tasks is an excellent business idea. Companies would undoubtedly gain benefits from someone experienced who will go through their company’s structure, processes, and opportunities that can improve productivity and increase the bottom line. 

You can offer to create workflows or systems that will serve as guidelines for the entire organization. 

Consulting

Offering consultation services is also a money-making business idea because new entrepreneurs need as much guidance when starting. And entrepreneurs look up to experienced people who provide these services.

Set up a consultation schedule with clients and communicate with them regularly. 

Training

Training teaches people to hone their skills and develop their mastery of specific tasks. For instance, if you’re an experienced accountant, you can offer accounting training to the in-house accountants in an organization. 

You may write a guide on which the training is based, or you may also create video tutorials for them to follow.

Implementation

This might somehow be related to audit services. Implementation means you can assess what a company needs, such as tools and other resources, to streamline processes and reach business goals. 

Jot down the needed tools and resources and earn money by working with these third-party providers. Better yet, you may also offer your expertise. 

Ongoing Retainers

You can provide any of your services and earn money through ongoing retainers. For instance, if you’re offering your services as an accountant, you can check the company’s books regularly. 

Suggest some ongoing tasks that the companies might need to improve the organization’s workflow.

New Opportunities

The last business idea on how to start a business without trying is by thinking of new opportunities that the business can leverage to improve revenue. You will only achieve this once you’ve worked with the company for quite some time. 

If you see a gap in their workflows, process, and human resource, you can think of new ideas that can improve these aspects drastically. 

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Tetavi CEO Tells Us How To Build The Metaverse

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The internet will change. It will become a more 3D experience.

What is the metaverse? It’s not just something Mark Zuckerberg is investing in as he escapes Facebook. It’s also not the scary sci-fi monster we see in films like The Matrix. The metaverse is and will be the future of our entire online experience. 

Tetavi is the company bringing it to us, digital brick by digital brick.

If I wanted to summarize Tetavi in one sentence – it is to enable anyone to get into metaverse environments as themselves.”

Gilad Talmon, CEO of Tetavi, spoke with us about how their groundbreaking, innovative technology works. Tetavi has quietly emerged as a significant influence in the developing metaverse. 

You may have heard or seen the name Tetavi sprinkled around tech news hubs. They recently partnered with the NHL and Anamoly to produce some original and unique content with this sexy and exciting technology.

Just a few days ago they announced a partnership with emerging music artists Riell and Besomorph as the sole provider of volumetric technology. 

Essentially, Tetavi will be the exclusive builder and developer of a virtual stage for these artists to produce immersive music videos and artist-specific NFTs. 

A lot to take in? Don’t worry, we’ll explain.

How Does Tetavi’s Tech Work?

Tetavi is an advanced tech company that brings real humans into the digital world with cutting-edge volumetric technology with the mission to enable the creation of new immersive content and experiences for the Metaverse and Web3. 

It sits at the nexus of technology, entertainment, and content creation, pushing the boundaries of creativity, content, and digital experiences. 

Basically, Tetavi is taking the cool, imagined parts of the metaverse and combining it with practical technology. 

But how? 

Imagine video as a sequence of pictures, right? If you think about video, we all used to, when we were actually five, do the stick figures on the notebooks and then flip the pages and you’d have something that looks like video or motion.”

“A video is a sequence of 2D pictures. Volumetric video is a sequence of 3D models.

A 3D model that then gets painted. When I lay these models, it becomes a volumetric video.

“I can put him in a game, I can put him in an augmented reality environment.

“I can put him in the games engine, replace the hockey stick with, I don’t know, a bouquet of flowers, give him Viking horns to the helmet.

That in essence is volumetric video. This is what our tech does.

You can take the 3D model and you can place it anywhere and make it do anything you want to wherever you want it to be. Imagine the character customization in video games except in addition to dressing them and altering their appearance you can make them move any way you’d like them to and place them in any environment you can digitally imagine. 

This is the technology that will be needed when it comes to creating individual avatars and the environments we will be placing them. For most of us, the metaverse is an idea – a digital direction to evolve towards. For Tetavi, the metaverse is already here. 

Wait, The Metaverse Is Already Here?

We like to think of the metaverse as a new exciting thing – and in many ways it is. But it has actually been around for some time. 

You have World of Warcraft and Guild Wars and EVE Online. You have a lot of these mass multiplayer [games] that people join to socialize.

Fortnite, Minecraft, and Roblox are some of the more recent online digital spaces where people from all over the world have come together to play and socialize. Think of the Ariana Grande Fortnite concert. Where else could that happen but the metaverse? 

At the moment you see that the audiences like Gen Z and Millennials spend a lot of time in gaming – and specifically in social gaming – they hang out.

The metaverse infrastructure is already here. It’s scattered between companies and brands but it’s there and trendy. 

There are two directions in which the metaverse will likely branch off: Zuckerberg’s Meta and Microsoft’s immersive gaming. One will be focused on work and social events (littered with ads, no doubt); the other will be immersive gaming. 

We are already seeing metaverse in gaming environments and it’s becoming more and more and more frequent and more and more content is being consumed in metaverse-type environments.

Which horse will you bet on? 

Tetavi Building the ‘Nuts and Bolts’ of the Future

Because of the marketing and investment behind Meta and Microsoft (not to mention the talent and resources they have) into the metaverse, it’s easy to assume that these are the companies that are actively developing that technology. 

But it’s actually Tetavi that’s in the weeds building the foundation upon which these companies will invest. How has this company been able to assert itself as an essential company in an industry that’s barely in its infancy?

Blind luck.

“We were at the right time in the right place with the right technology and had the right people supporting us.

For me, as a CEO, when you have people in the world and investors that share your vision and give you support, it’s easy.

Sometimes it just takes great talent, hard work, and superb timing. Tetavi has found itself in an ideal sweet spot to become the most important company in the development of the metaverse. The technology that they’re developing is going to be the brick and mortar of what we will come to view as the metaverse.

Nobody ever really thought of Zuckerberg as much of a thought leader anyway. 

An Evolution of Community

Online communities have been an internet staple since their inception. Chat rooms, MySpace, World of Warcraft, Star Trek Online, GTA Online, etc. have all been popular spaces in which we digitally commune. 

The investment of the metaverse isn’t an investment that’s being forced by Big Tech – it’s where the trends are moving. 

Content is becoming better. Communication is becoming better.

“I think that it’s going significantly because content companies and IT companies realized that’s the trend and they started putting music and culture into these metaverse or social gaming environments.”

It’s exciting to hear Talmon talk about the future of the internet – his passion for all things gaming and technology make you want to leap into a VR headset and explore. He explains that Tetavi is building the foundation for the ideal metaverse. 

Where Talmon’s passion really comes out is not the technology or the exciting partnerships – it’s community. 

There are huge benefits in the connection that we can create – when you are in fantastic environments, a lot of the barriers just fall off and you get this human connection that you can’t get otherwise.

Thanks to social media, we can keep in touch with friends on the other side of our world. We can make a genuine connection with someone we may never physically meet. Social media, however, limits our experience. 

The metaverse doesn’t. 

You can spend time with your friends in imagined digital environments that are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. It’s easy to say this is will be a slippery slope into Ready Player One or The Matrix, but that would be a narrow view. The potential to grow and learn from one another spikes invaluably with the metaverse. 

The fact that they have friends all over the world that they can communicate with on a regular basis and their exposure to different cultures, I think that’s priceless.

“That’s something that the metaverse really has the potential to give that’s very, very hard to do otherwise.”

Expect to hear more about Tetavi in the future as the metaverse develops.

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