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Landing Your First Client Even Without Training and Experience

2020.10.25 12:32 VirtuallyMyla Landing Your First Client Even Without Training and Experience

6 tips in landing your first client in freelancing.

1. Focus and be patient

Focus is pivotal to your new career; thus, you need to change your irrelevant old lifestyle. This means avoiding poor time management and procrastination. When you’re just a newbie in freelancing, you need to build your portfolio. And, in building your portfolio, you will be investing a lot of time on it. There will be no room for laziness because your portfolio is significantly a must in landing your first client. Patience is also essential since freelancing takes time. The competition in the market is tough. You need to learn how to accept rejections and continue to thrive. You need to embrace your mistakes and grow from there.

2. Gather your work samples and create your portfolio

Freelancing today is a portfolio based industry and so, clients always look for a portfolio. Your portfolio is a document where you put all your work samples. It must present the services that you can do and your expertise in fulfilling such tasks. In landing your first client, you need to present your portfolio during application time.
If you have too much to show, don’t display everything, instead, pick at least 5 best samples that you have. And if you have less, you can find the previous outputs that you had relating to your niche. An example of this is the designs and graphics you created during your college days, that is if your niche is graphic designing.
Or, if you’re an aspiring social media manager, you can just optimize your own accounts and experiment. This is an effective avenue to show that you know the job well, and you have the experience.

3. Be professional

In landing your first client, you need to treat your career as a business. During application, you need to have a professional cover letter and resume. As they say “the first impression lasts,” so, you need to give a professional impression to the client, especially during interviews. Choose a decent photo to your social media accounts, freelancing platforms and even your resume.

4. Optimize your Digital Presence

Over the years, online traffic is massive and so, you must boost to reach your targets. One way of reaching your targets is through optimizing your website and social media account. Optimizing your digital presence is a way of marketing your business as a freelancer. You optimized to have a “call to action” where clients will notice you. Aside from updating your social media accounts, you must incorporate relevant keywords. To do this effectively, you need to conduct keyword research. And the good thing is that there are tools where you can use it for free.
Below are seven key effective ways to optimize your online presence:

5. Start with local businesses

Considering you just started freelancing and no one hires you. It is normal because clients only hire those with experience. But, how can you get experience when no one will hire you? There are two ways to get experience, first is you will look for local businesses and offer your services to them. You can either serve them at a minimal cost or even for FREE for a month. And the other one is through apprenticeship, online academies have this apprenticeship programs where you will experience freelancing. All you need to do is to pay a small cost to get the actual experience.

6. Don’t give up

Freelancing attitudes are pivotal to the success of a freelancer. Bear in mind that your new career takes time and so, the right time will come where all of your efforts will pay off. And, every time you feel hopeless, think of your deepest whys, the reasons why you pursue freelancing. And, it will motivate you to stand up and fight again.
One of the important factors to land your first client is to have experience. These tips mentioned are collected from successful freelancers based on their own experiences as a freelancer. I hope this article helps.
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2020.10.25 10:02 whatajunky IT NOC Analyst applying for Network Admin, Please advise on my resume.

I am currently 21 years-old looking for A Network admin job after working in NOC for 4 years.
Below is my resume, I had the name and email cut for privacy reasons, I would greatly appreciate it if you all had a look and shared your knowledge and experience:
OBJECTIVE: To enhance my career where I can implement and amplify my education and skills through work experience.
HIGHLIGHTS
EDUCATION
CERTIFICATIONS/TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY
EXPERIENCE
NOC Analyst June 2016-Present
Compugen Inc, Richmond Hill, ON
VOLUNTEER
Helper September-November 2015
NetPlus College of Information Technology, Scarborough, ON

Thanks guys
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2020.10.19 20:04 flpezet Subreddit Stats: dataengineering top posts from 2019-10-18 to 2020-10-15 12:44 PDT

Period: 363.09 days
Submissions Comments
Total 999 10692
Rate (per day) 2.75 29.11
Unique Redditors 670 2355
Combined Score 18314 32452

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 392 points, 8 submissions: joseph_machado
    1. Data Engineering project for beginners (153 points, 34 comments)
    2. Data Engineering course: trying to gauge interest (116 points, 94 comments)
    3. ETL and ELT, definition and use cases (33 points, 10 comments)
    4. low effort data engineering platform (33 points, 9 comments)
    5. "what is a data warehouse ?" - a simple explanation (31 points, 15 comments)
    6. Landing your first data engineering job (10 points, 2 comments)
    7. Optimizing Spark code (9 points, 7 comments)
    8. Streaming Data Engineering project for beginners (7 points, 4 comments)
  2. 348 points, 25 submissions: blarghmatey
    1. An interview about the emerging category of data orchestration platforms and how they can be used to bridge the gap between modern and legacy analytics systems (25 points, 0 comments)
    2. An interview with Tyler Colby about his experiences working as a data professional in the non-profit sector and the challenges that are unique to that domain (24 points, 0 comments)
    3. In this episode Daniel Molnar shares his experiences as a data janitor and the foundational elements of data engineering, as well as his work to build a practical bootcamp for data engineers. (24 points, 2 comments)
    4. An interview about building a successful data team and managing their career growth to power a successful financial business (22 points, 0 comments)
    5. An interview about how the Debezium framework simplifies implementing change data capture for all of your database engines (22 points, 0 comments)
    6. An interview with Martin Traverso about how the Presto distributed SQL engine reduces complexity and increases flexibility for analytical workloads across heterogeneous data sources at scale. (21 points, 0 comments)
    7. An interview about how a data hub architecture can reduce the overhead of managing data governance and compliance across an organization (20 points, 1 comment)
    8. An interview with Snowplow Analytics tech lead about how they manage data infrastructure for streaming events across multiple clouds (20 points, 0 comments)
    9. An interview with the project lead for Linode's recently released object storage service about the challenges involved in building a provider grade S3 compatible service. (18 points, 0 comments)
    10. An interview about the data vault method of data modeling and how it simplifies integrating the evolving data sources that you are dealing with in your enterprise data warehouse (17 points, 0 comments)
  3. 271 points, 1 submission: SeanLikesData
    1. Saw this and had to share :) (271 points, 14 comments)
  4. 204 points, 3 submissions: alexandraabbas
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    2. New free course: Learn Scala in 2 hours (12 points, 0 comments)
    3. Have you ever thought about creating an online course? (5 points, 2 comments)
  5. 195 points, 9 submissions: superconductiveKyle
    1. Data Horror Story Time: Rookie Data Science Mistake Invalidates a Dozen Medical Studies (47 points, 2 comments)
    2. The first CI workflow (that I know of) for Data Pipelines available directly from PRs on GitHub using Great Expectations in Github Actions (43 points, 6 comments)
    3. Google just published 25 million free datasets (29 points, 4 comments)
    4. A blog for those that have to handle vague and constant stakeholder requests: "Just One More Stratification! Or: How to say “no” as a data person" (18 points, 2 comments)
    5. Nifty Pandas Trick: Your dataset has many columns and you want to ensure the correct data types (18 points, 3 comments)
    6. OSS Great Expectations just released a Self-Updating Data Dictionary (17 points, 7 comments)
    7. Blog Article: The Most Underrated Python Packages (11 points, 2 comments)
    8. We have the results for "What do you call a group of Data Scientists"! (8 points, 1 comment)
    9. Projects from the 5 trends in Data. (4 points, 2 comments)
  6. 189 points, 15 submissions: Luukv93
    1. Automating the process of writing incomming CSV’s to a SQL database (33 points, 49 comments)
    2. What IDE for ETL with Python? (24 points, 41 comments)
    3. Airflow vs Azure Data Factory (18 points, 18 comments)
    4. Best practise on logging pipelines in Python (17 points, 12 comments)
    5. After SQL and Python, what language is next? (14 points, 18 comments)
    6. Developing DE skills (14 points, 4 comments)
    7. Conda vs pip and advise on setting up venv/git/directory (13 points, 17 comments)
    8. Postgres or MSSQL for DE? (12 points, 15 comments)
    9. ETL: SSIS/Stored Procedures vs Python (11 points, 22 comments)
    10. ODBC vs REST API integration (7 points, 9 comments)
  7. 183 points, 6 submissions: spectre_S
    1. We should really have an interview questions/experiences thread (51 points, 3 comments)
    2. An interviewer asked me how do I de-duplicate records in Hive. (46 points, 9 comments)
    3. what are the most important data engineering tools and technologies which you use at work? (29 points, 22 comments)
    4. Where should I start looking for a remote data engineering job? (26 points, 2 comments)
    5. Here is a question which I tanked answering in a recent interview. (22 points, 14 comments)
    6. what are some easiest scheduling tools similar to Airflow? I know that there is Luigi..any other open source option? (9 points, 11 comments)
  8. 166 points, 8 submissions: ZeWaffleStomp
    1. Why do you enjoy being a Data Engineer? What is your background? (37 points, 45 comments)
    2. Is moving from a DE role where writing Spark pipeline jobs is the main focus to a new company where DE works on Snowflake pipeline jobs the main focus a downgrade? (33 points, 10 comments)
    3. How much Object-Oriented Programming do you use as a Data Engineer? (30 points, 27 comments)
    4. what is a good resource (book, class, etc) to learn about distributed systems? (20 points, 7 comments)
    5. Looking for Data Modeling Books and Resources (17 points, 9 comments)
    6. Need help weighing options for next DE opportunity (15 points, 16 comments)
    7. What are good questions to ask your DE interviewer? (8 points, 10 comments)
    8. are any current DE's implementing data governance best practices for their company (6 points, 2 comments)
  9. 158 points, 13 submissions: AMGraduate564
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    2. Google Certified Data Engineer: learning resources or courses? (22 points, 8 comments)
    3. Is Data Mining an important part of Data Engineering or Machine Learning Engineering? (20 points, 19 comments)
    4. Career outlook of Data Engineering in a post-Covid world? (16 points, 33 comments)
    5. Udacity nanodegree: alternative Udemy course? (15 points, 7 comments)
    6. Learning Data Engineering: Which database system to begin with? (14 points, 38 comments)
    7. Snowflake as Data Warehouse: free tier for students? (14 points, 6 comments)
    8. Kafka and Airflow tutorials? (8 points, 10 comments)
    9. Spark vs Kafka vs Flink: purpose and differences? (7 points, 3 comments)
    10. Clarifications of Terminologies: Data Lake/Warehouse/Anything else? (5 points, 9 comments)
  10. 158 points, 4 submissions: Drkpwn
    1. How Airbnb trained 5K+ Employees to use data in their day to day job (83 points, 6 comments)
    2. What did you do to improve your company’s data infrastructure? (44 points, 71 comments)
    3. Narrator.ai: A new standard for data modeling (21 points, 26 comments)
    4. Hub-and-Spoke vs. Point-to-Point Data Synchronization: Which one to pick? (10 points, 2 comments)

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  8. coffeewithalex (223 points, 59 comments)
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  10. AMGraduate564 (206 points, 105 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Saw this and had to share :) by SeanLikesData (271 points, 14 comments)
  2. Modern Data Engineer Roadmap 2020 by alexandraabbas (187 points, 66 comments)
  3. Data Engineering from the Ground Up - Part 1 - Baby's First Data Pipeline by deleted (170 points, 24 comments)
  4. Data Engineering project for beginners by joseph_machado (153 points, 34 comments)
  5. Couldn't find a good comprehensive article on setting up Airflow 6 months ago. I wrote one here: a setup using docker-compose, and included instructions on setting up PyCharm too! Hope you could get something out of it! by teddyhar (126 points, 7 comments)
  6. Trying to architect a new dataset be like... by Not-NedFlanders (124 points, 6 comments)
  7. 100% OFF Udemy Databricks & Apache Spark 3.0.0 Course by gwadson (118 points, 14 comments)
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  9. Want to learn Data Engineering? Here are some Example Projects to get your hands dirty. by sanchit089 (101 points, 5 comments)
  10. Data Engineering from the Ground Up - Part 2: Better Pipelines with Python and Idempotency by deleted (96 points, 27 comments)

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2020.10.17 21:40 AdMost180 I'm running out of options and don't know what to do...

About Me:
My Journey:
I went to graduate school to do a research-based master in hopes of getting an Applied Research or Research Scientist position. I had a job offer that was supposed to start in September of this year but they rescinded the job offer less than 3 months before the start date.
In a panic, I started applying to every research position I could find and got call backs from two companies that were a perfect fit for me. The interview went great and I was told that I have "a very impressive resume". However, after 2 weeks they both said they wouldn't extend an offer.
I widened my search to Software Engineering, Data Science, and Machine Learning positions in hopes of just finding something to hold me over. I got online assessments from IBM and Amazon, finished both of them with all test cases passed but was rejected from both positions.
Now I'm applying to any position that has "New Grad" in the title and even started applying to some finance companies (nothing bad about them but I just never saw myself working in that industry). What's worse is that I'm not even getting any callbacks anymore.
I have applied to almost 50 companies (some for multiple positions) and have yet to receive an offer. These were by no means "spam applications" I took the time to read the job description, update my resume, and write a cover letter for every position.
Since August I've had to move out of my dorm and into my car. I have been doing online assessments in McDonald's parking lots and just driving south to get away from the cold. I am not broke but I can't sign a 1-year lease if I have no idea where I will live or if I will have any income.
I honestly never thought my life would come to this and I don't want to lose hope but I just don't know what to do anymore. Like most people, I grinded away in school and on LeetCode to build my resume and tech skills, but now I have nothing to show for it.
If anyone can help me in any way I'd appreciate it. Thank you.
Expected Questions:
Have you had anyone look over your resume?
Yes, I have had multiple career consolers review my resume and followed this guide. In addition to my education and experience I have projects and awards. I'd be happy to send it to you if you're interested.
Have you tried reaching out to your network?
Yes, everyone I know has told me to just apply online. Even the recruiters who's email I had just sent me links to the company's career website. I am even cold messaging people on LinkedIn hoping to find someone who might help me.
Where are you looking for jobs?
First, I just went to company websites for companies I wanted to work for. Second, I looked on Handshake. Third, I look for position on LinkedIn Jobs.
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2020.10.17 14:30 xyzhamster69 [Rev-share/Hobby] Looking for a network programmer for a stealth-focused fantasy 2D online game

Introduction

Hello everyone! My name is Hoon Kim, a member of Team STEP. We are a group of aspiring indie game developers who want to learn more about working as a team and hopefully kickstart our career and become a full-time indie game studio. We are looking for team members to work with on this simple project called Catch.io (working title). But considering that over 90% of indie game studios die within a year or never see the light of day, I'll pitch this as a learning experience that has the potential for a rev-share (if finished) to keep things real.

About the project

Catch.io is an online stealth-focused battle-royal. The game's objective is to be the last player standing by either catching other players or hide while they catch each other. This project takes inspiration from popular battle-royal games like PUBG or Fortnite but focused on stealthy gameplay and strategy. There are no guns or ranged weapons that can kill the other player. Instead, you can only catch another player by melee attacking them from the back. The player can do this by utilizing different tools and items that are scattered throughout the game map. Every movement that the player makes will create a visual soundwave that is visible to other players. Certain surfaces will leave a footprint that will last until that player is out of the game. And other environmental indicators like an open door or fallen stacks of books to announce your presence.
For further details, please consult the design docs at the end of this post.

Who we need

We need a programmer who has a great understanding of various design patterns and tricks to keep the code clean and reusable, and/or some experience in network programming for multiplayer games (specifically in PUN 2). As our project has been developing, our code is getting more advanced and the wires are getting messy. I'm afraid this may require some time to understand how the current build is working, or adjust yourself in adapting to our team's coding conventions. But fear not! We are happy to teach you about the advanced stuff if you are not too familiar with it.
You can learn more about our project's structure from the following links:
We understand that this is not a small task and that is why we want someone with enough dedication for this project to join us and be part of the team to make this game into a reality. Of course, if the task gets too tough, we will be slim lining our vision.
Having said that, the main goal for this project is to learn, practice, populate our resume, and most importantly, have fun. So the team would like anyone who has around 6 months of experience in the aforementioned area and people who are willing to learn as they go. The only consequence for quitting the project mid-way is losing the right for a revenue share after the game launches, nothing else. We would like a member who will contribute to the project for at least 4 weeks or create at least 3 usable outputs before considering leaving the team.

Workload

All the members of Team STEP have either a day job or other real-life responsibilities that they have to attend to, so not all members will have a consistent working schedule, and we do not require any heavy workload! The only thing that moves us towards the finish line is the passion for this project to be finished.
We expect around 2 hours a day, or one feature a week on average. Of course, we don't really have an attendance system so the workload is totally up to you, but please make sure to keep the team updated frequently including extending deadlines or making changes to your tasks.
Tasks are distributed on a weekly basis during our weekend team meeting while the task details and adjustments are made within the department.

The Team and our Working Environment

We are a diverse team that gathered together in the interest of making this project happen. You can see the current team members involved from this page (updated regularly). Our team is comprised of people starting from developers who are new to this industry to people with experience working as a professional.
Catch.io is developed using Unity 2019.4.8f1 and it will stay that will until the game is finished (assuming there's no breaking bug in the engine itself). Version control is done with Git and the project is managed from Github for developers. Game assets or other files will be stored on Google Drive shared folder. Artists will generally upload their work there.
Communication is done via Slack and weekly meetings are done via Google Meet. Currently, the team has an Art department, a Programming department, and a game design department. New members will mostly communicate with the department leads regarding the task detail and such.

Payment

This will be a simple revenue split project, every revenue that was made directly from this game will be split amongst the members who stick with the development till the end.
In terms of any development costs such as server fee, unity assets (if required) and domain fee will be paid from my own pocket. No one will need to spend a dime on this project.

Links and contacts

If you're interested in developing this project, please contact me from Discord (Hoon Kim#1643) or email ([[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])).
Thank you for reading this long post.
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2020.10.15 15:50 xyzhamster69 Looking for pixel artists for a stealth-focused fantasy 2D online game

Introduction

Hello everyone! My name is Hoon Kim, a member of Team STEP. We are a group of aspiring indie game developers who want to learn more about working as a team and hopefully kickstart our career and become a full-time indie game studio. We are looking for team members to work with on this simple project called Catch.io (working title). But considering that over 90% of indie game studios die within a year or never see the light of day, I'll pitch this as a learning experience that has the potential for a rev-share (if finished) to keep things real.

About the project

Catch.io is an online stealth-focused battle-royal. The game's objective is to be the last player standing by either catching other players or hide while they catch each other. This project takes inspiration from popular battle-royal games like PUBG or Fortnite but focused on stealthy gameplay and strategy. There are no guns or ranged weapons that can kill the other player. Instead, you can only catch another player by melee attacking them from the back. The player can do this by utilizing different tools and items that are scattered throughout the game map. Every movement that the player makes will create a visual soundwave that is visible to other players. Certain surfaces will leave a footprint that will last until that player is out of the game. And other environmental indicators like an open door or fallen stacks of books to announce your presence.
For further details, please consult the design docs at the end of this post.

Who we need

We need a pixel artist who can adapt our existing style and create character + animations and work on item/props for the project (sample). The sprites are 16 ~ 32 px square large (a single tile is 32x32). Character sprites are 8-directional with animation for each state (walking, running, throwing, etc.)
We understand that this is not a small task and that is why we want someone with enough dedication for this project to join us and be part of the team to make this game into a reality. Of course, if the task gets too tough, we will be slim lining our vision.
Having said that, the main goal for this project is to learn, practice, populate our resume, and most importantly, have fun. So the team would like anyone who has around 6 months of experience in the aforementioned area and people who are willing to learn as they go. The only consequence for quitting the project mid-way is losing the right for a revenue share after the game launches, nothing else. We would like a member who will contribute to the project for at least 4 weeks or create at least 3 usable assets (which includes animations and all 8 directions of a single state/character) before considering leaving the team.

Workload

All the members of Team STEP have either a day job or other real-life responsibilities that they have to attend to. The only thing that moves us towards the finish line is the passion for this project to be finished.
We expect around 2 hours a day, or one feature a week. Of course, we don't really have an attendance system so the workload is totally up to you, but please make sure to keep the team updated frequently including extending deadlines or making changes to your tasks.
Tasks are distributed on a weekly basis during our weekend team meeting while the task details and adjustments are made within the department.

The Team and our Working Environment

We are a diverse team that gathered together on the interest of making this project happen. You can see the current team members involved from this page (updated regularly). Our team is comprised of people starting from developers who are new to this industry to people with experience working as a professional.
Catch.io is developed using Unity 2019.4.8f1 and it will stay that will until the game is finished (assuming there's no breaking bug in the engine itself). Version control is done with Git and the project is managed from Github for developers. Game assets or other files will be stored on Google Drive share folder. Artists will generally upload their work there.
Communication is done via Slack and weekly meetings are done via Google Meet. Currently, the team has an Art department, Programming department, and the game design department. New members will mostly communicate with the department leads regarding the task detail and such.

Payment

This will be a simple revenue split project, every revenue that was made directly from this game will be split amongst the members who stick with the development till the end.
In terms of any development costs such as server fee, unity assets (if required) and domain fee will be paid from my own pocket. No one will need to spend a dime on this project.

Links and contacts

If you're interested in developing this project, please contact me from Discord (Hoon Kim#1643) or email ([[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])).
Thank you for reading this long post.
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2020.10.15 13:51 JobsAFly Apply now! Remote, Sacramento, CA - Customer Care Associate (Job ID #1117) - Rancho Cordova, CA $14-18/HR

COME WORK AS A CUSTOMER CARE ASSOCIATE FROM HOME IN THIS PANDEMIC, BE SAFE WHILE EARNING.
THE COMPANY:
A managed health care company, focused on special populations, complete pharmacy benefits and other specialty areas of healthcare
THE LOCATION:
Rancho Cordova, CA (work from home till year end due to current Covid-19 situation, equipment will be provided), but once the office reopens candidate will be required in the office.
THE POSITION:
Position: Customer Care Associate (Job ID #1117)
Duration: Temp to perm
Pay: $14-$18/hr. on W2
Shifts: 8Hrs/day or 40Hrs/week (Available shift start time, b/w 6am & 12pm)
Start Date: Nov 17, 2020
Training: Virtual
REQUIREMENTS:
· Bilingual OR experience in Healthcare call-center OR experience with Medi-Cal.
· Must be flexible in scheduling and comfortable with change as customer service is an ever-changing environment.
· Responsible for meeting call handling requirements and daily telephone standards as set forth by management.
· Must agree to observing service for the purpose of training and quality control.
· Proficient typist (avg. 35+ WPM) with strong written and verbal communication skills.
· Must be able to maneuver through various computer platforms while verifying information on all calls.
· Must be able to talk and type simultaneously
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Answering incoming calls related to eligibility, benefits, claims and authorization of services from members or providers.
· Responsibilities also include the administration of intake documentation into the appropriate systems.
· Overall expectations to provide outstanding service to internal and external customers and strive to resolve member and provider needs on the first call.
· Performance expectations are to meet or exceed operations production and quality standards.
· Listens and probes callers in a professionally and timely manner to determine purpose of the calls.
· Researches and articulately communicates information regarding member eligibility, benefits, EAP services, claim status, and authorization inquiries to callers while maintaining confidentiality.
· Resolves customer administrative concerns as the first line of contact - this may include claim resolutions and other expressions of dissatisfaction.
· Assist efforts to continuously improve by assuming responsibility for identifying and bringing to the attention of responsible entities operations problems and/or inefficiencies.
· Assist in the mentoring and training of new staff.
· Assume full responsibility for self-development and career progression; proactively seek and participate in ongoing trainings (formal and informal).
· Comprehensively assembles and enters patient information into the appropriate delivery system to initiate the EAP, Care and Utilization management programs.
· Demonstrate flexibility in areas such as job duties and schedule in order to aid in better serving members and help achieve its business and operational goals.
· Educates providers on how to submit claims and when/where to submit a treatment plan.
· Identifies and responds to Crisis calls and continues assistance with the Clinician until the call has been resolved.
· Informs providers and members on Client’s appeal process.
· Lead or participate in activities as requested that help improve Care Center performance, excellence and culture.
· Links or makes routine referrals and triage decisions not requiring clinical judgment.
· Performs necessary follow-up tasks to ensure member or provider's needs are completely met.
· Provides information regarding Client’s in-network and out-of-network reimbursement rates and states multiple networks to providers.
· Refers callers requesting provider information to Provider Services regarding Client’s professional provider selection criteria
· and application process.
· Refers patients/EAP clients to the Client’s Care Management team for a provider, EAP affiliate, or Facility.
· Responsible for updating self on ever changing information to ensure accuracy when dealing with members and providers.
· Support team members and participate in team activities to help build a high-performance team.
· Thoroughly documents customers comments/information and forwards required information to the appropriate staff.
How TO APPLY?
Just attach a resume to your mail, select your qualification (candidate with no bilingual skills, but good Healthcare/ Medi-Cal will also be entertained)
[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])
  1. BILINGUAL (if you have this skill, mention your other language)
  2. EXPERIENCED IN HEALTHCARE CALL-CENTER (mention number of years of experience)
  3. EXPERIENCED WITH MEDI-CAL (mention number of years of experience)
NOTE: Candidates that are offered a position are required to pass pre-employment background screenings.
(Job ID #1117)
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2020.10.15 13:37 JobsAFly APPLY NOW Customer Care Associate (Job ID #1117) - Rancho Cordova, CA $14-18/HR

APPLY NOW Customer Care Associate (Job ID #1117) - Rancho Cordova, CA $14-18/HR
COME WORK AS A CUSTOMER CARE ASSOCIATE FROM HOME IN THIS PANDEMIC, BE SAFE WHILE EARNING.
THE COMPANY:
A managed health care company, focused on special populations, complete pharmacy benefits and other specialty areas of healthcare
THE LOCATION:
Rancho Cordova, CA (work from home till year end due to current Covid-19 situation, equipment will be provided), but once the office reopens candidate will be required in the office.
THE POSITION:
Position: Customer Care Associate (Job ID #1117)
Duration: Temp to perm
Pay: $14-$18/hr. on W2
Shifts: 8Hrs/day or 40Hrs/week (Available shift start time, b/w 6am & 12pm)
Start Date: Nov 17, 2020
Training: Virtual
REQUIREMENTS:
· Bilingual OR experience in Healthcare call-center OR experience with Medi-Cal.
· Must be flexible in scheduling and comfortable with change as customer service is an ever-changing environment.
· Responsible for meeting call handling requirements and daily telephone standards as set forth by management.
· Must agree to observing service for the purpose of training and quality control.
· Proficient typist (avg. 35+ WPM) with strong written and verbal communication skills.
· Must be able to manoeuvre through various computer platforms while verifying information on all calls.
· Must be able to talk and type simultaneously
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Answering incoming calls related to eligibility, benefits, claims and authorization of services from members or providers.
· Responsibilities also include the administration of intake documentation into the appropriate systems.
· Overall expectations to provide outstanding service to internal and external customers and strive to resolve member and provider needs on the first call.
· Performance expectations are to meet or exceed operations production and quality standards.
· Listens and probes callers in a professionally and timely manner to determine purpose of the calls.
· Researches and articulately communicates information regarding member eligibility, benefits, EAP services, claim status, and authorization inquiries to callers while maintaining confidentiality.
· Resolves customer administrative concerns as the first line of contact - this may include claim resolutions and other expressions of dissatisfaction.
· Assist efforts to continuously improve by assuming responsibility for identifying and bringing to the attention of responsible entities operations problems and/or inefficiencies.
· Assist in the mentoring and training of new staff.
· Assume full responsibility for self-development and career progression; proactively seek and participate in ongoing trainings (formal and informal).
· Comprehensively assembles and enters patient information into the appropriate delivery system to initiate the EAP, Care and Utilization management programs.
· Demonstrate flexibility in areas such as job duties and schedule in order to aid in better serving members and help achieve its business and operational goals.
· Educates providers on how to submit claims and when/where to submit a treatment plan.
· Identifies and responds to Crisis calls and continues assistance with the Clinician until the call has been resolved.
· Informs providers and members on Client’s appeal process.
· Lead or participate in activities as requested that help improve Care Center performance, excellence and culture.
· Links or makes routine referrals and triage decisions not requiring clinical judgment.
· Performs necessary follow-up tasks to ensure member or provider's needs are completely met.
· Provides information regarding Client’s in-network and out-of-network reimbursement rates and states multiple networks to providers.
· Refers callers requesting provider information to Provider Services regarding Client’s professional provider selection criteria
· and application process.
· Refers patients/EAP clients to the Client’s Care Management team for a provider, EAP affiliate, or Facility.
· Responsible for updating self on ever changing information to ensure accuracy when dealing with members and providers.
· Support team members and participate in team activities to help build a high-performance team.
· Thoroughly documents customers comments/information and forwards required information to the appropriate staff.
How TO APPLY?
Just attach a resume to your mail, select your qualification (candidate with no bilingual skills, but good Healthcare/ Medi-Cal will also be entertained)
[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])
  1. BILINGUAL (if you have this skill, mention your other language)
  2. EXPERIENCED IN HEALTHCARE CALL-CENTER (mention number of years of experience)
  3. EXPERIENCED WITH MEDI-CAL (mention number of years of experience)
NOTE: Candidates that are offered a position are required to pass pre-employment background screenings.
(Job ID #1117)
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2020.10.15 12:26 clarity_claisen Any advice?

I've had a career change last year and I'm planning to stick with this. The thing is my contract will expire soon and I need to update my resume but I don't know where to start.
I used to work as a customer service representative (BPO) but I am now working as a lab analyst and I'm planning to pursue this career for the long run. However, I realized I need to have a good resume because my employment history as a customer rep is not that good (usually 3-6mons duration in 3 companies with gaps in between).
Since my new target work moving forward (lab analyst, lab setting, science ish) is different form what I used to do, should I still include my previous employment(customer rep) to my resume?
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2020.10.15 02:42 JobsAFly APPLY NOW Customer Care Associate (Job ID #1117) - Rancho Cordova, CA $14-18/HR

APPLY NOW Customer Care Associate (Job ID #1117) - Rancho Cordova, CA $14-18/HR

COME WORK AS A CUSTOMER CARE ASSOCIATE FROM HOME IN THIS PANDEMIC, BE SAFE WHILE EARNING.
THE COMPANY:
A managed health care company, focused on special populations, complete pharmacy benefits and other specialty areas of healthcare
THE LOCATION:
Rancho Cordova, CA (work from home till year end due to current Covid-19 situation, equipment will be provided), but once the office reopens candidate will be required in the office.
THE POSITION:
Position: Customer Care Associate (Job ID #1117)
Duration: Temp to perm
Pay: $14-$18/hr. on W2
Shifts: 8Hrs/day or 40Hrs/week (Available shift start time, b/w 6am & 12pm)
Start Date: Nov 17, 2020
Training: Virtual
REQUIREMENTS:
· Bilingual OR experience in Healthcare call-center OR experience with Medi-Cal.
· Must be flexible in scheduling and comfortable with change as customer service is an ever-changing environment.
· Responsible for meeting call handling requirements and daily telephone standards as set forth by management.
· Must agree to observing service for the purpose of training and quality control.
· Proficient typist (avg. 35+ WPM) with strong written and verbal communication skills.
· Must be able to manoeuvre through various computer platforms while verifying information on all calls.
· Must be able to talk and type simultaneously
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Answering incoming calls related to eligibility, benefits, claims and authorization of services from members or providers.
· Responsibilities also include the administration of intake documentation into the appropriate systems.
· Overall expectations to provide outstanding service to internal and external customers and strive to resolve member and provider needs on the first call.
· Performance expectations are to meet or exceed operations production and quality standards.
· Listens and probes callers in a professionally and timely manner to determine purpose of the calls.
· Researches and articulately communicates information regarding member eligibility, benefits, EAP services, claim status, and authorization inquiries to callers while maintaining confidentiality.
· Resolves customer administrative concerns as the first line of contact - this may include claim resolutions and other expressions of dissatisfaction.
· Assist efforts to continuously improve by assuming responsibility for identifying and bringing to the attention of responsible entities operations problems and/or inefficiencies.
· Assist in the mentoring and training of new staff.
· Assume full responsibility for self-development and career progression; proactively seek and participate in ongoing trainings (formal and informal).
· Comprehensively assembles and enters patient information into the appropriate delivery system to initiate the EAP, Care and Utilization management programs.
· Demonstrate flexibility in areas such as job duties and schedule in order to aid in better serving members and help achieve its business and operational goals.
· Educates providers on how to submit claims and when/where to submit a treatment plan.
· Identifies and responds to Crisis calls and continues assistance with the Clinician until the call has been resolved.
· Informs providers and members on Client’s appeal process.
· Lead or participate in activities as requested that help improve Care Center performance, excellence and culture.
· Links or makes routine referrals and triage decisions not requiring clinical judgment.
· Performs necessary follow-up tasks to ensure member or provider's needs are completely met.
· Provides information regarding Client’s in-network and out-of-network reimbursement rates and states multiple networks to providers.
· Refers callers requesting provider information to Provider Services regarding Client’s professional provider selection criteria
· and application process.
· Refers patients/EAP clients to the Client’s Care Management team for a provider, EAP affiliate, or Facility.
· Responsible for updating self on ever changing information to ensure accuracy when dealing with members and providers.
· Support team members and participate in team activities to help build a high-performance team.
· Thoroughly documents customers comments/information and forwards required information to the appropriate staff.
How TO APPLY?
Just attach a resume to your mail, select your qualification (candidate with no bilingual skills, but good Healthcare/ Medi-Cal will also be entertained)
[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])

  1. BILINGUAL (if you have this skill, mention your other language)
  2. EXPERIENCED IN HEALTHCARE CALL-CENTER (mention number of years of experience)
  3. EXPERIENCED WITH MEDI-CAL (mention number of years of experience)
NOTE: Candidates that are offered a position are required to pass pre-employment background screenings.
(Job ID #1117)
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2020.10.15 02:38 JobsAFly APPLY NOW Customer Care Associate (Job ID #1117) - Rancho Cordova, CA $14-18/HR

COME WORK AS A CUSTOMER CARE ASSOCIATE FROM HOME IN THIS PANDEMIC, BE SAFE WHILE EARNING.
THE COMPANY:
A managed health care company, focused on special populations, complete pharmacy benefits and other specialty areas of healthcare
THE LOCATION:
Rancho Cordova, CA (work from home till year end due to current Covid-19 situation, equipment will be provided), but once the office reopens candidate will be required in the office.
THE POSITION:
Position: Customer Care Associate (Job ID #1117)
Duration: Temp to perm
Pay: $14-$18/hr. on W2
Shifts: 8Hrs/day or 40Hrs/week (Available shift start time, b/w 6am & 12pm)
Start Date: Nov 17, 2020
Training: Virtual
REQUIREMENTS:
· Bilingual OR experience in Healthcare call-center OR experience with Medi-Cal.
· Must be flexible in scheduling and comfortable with change as customer service is an ever-changing environment.
· Responsible for meeting call handling requirements and daily telephone standards as set forth by management.
· Must agree to observing service for the purpose of training and quality control.
· Proficient typist (avg. 35+ WPM) with strong written and verbal communication skills.
· Must be able to manoeuvre through various computer platforms while verifying information on all calls.
· Must be able to talk and type simultaneously
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Answering incoming calls related to eligibility, benefits, claims and authorization of services from members or providers.
· Responsibilities also include the administration of intake documentation into the appropriate systems.
· Overall expectations to provide outstanding service to internal and external customers and strive to resolve member and provider needs on the first call.
· Performance expectations are to meet or exceed operations production and quality standards.
· Listens and probes callers in a professionally and timely manner to determine purpose of the calls.
· Researches and articulately communicates information regarding member eligibility, benefits, EAP services, claim status, and authorization inquiries to callers while maintaining confidentiality.
· Resolves customer administrative concerns as the first line of contact - this may include claim resolutions and other expressions of dissatisfaction.
· Assist efforts to continuously improve by assuming responsibility for identifying and bringing to the attention of responsible entities operations problems and/or inefficiencies.
· Assist in the mentoring and training of new staff.
· Assume full responsibility for self-development and career progression; proactively seek and participate in ongoing trainings (formal and informal).
· Comprehensively assembles and enters patient information into the appropriate delivery system to initiate the EAP, Care and Utilization management programs.
· Demonstrate flexibility in areas such as job duties and schedule in order to aid in better serving members and help achieve its business and operational goals.
· Educates providers on how to submit claims and when/where to submit a treatment plan.
· Identifies and responds to Crisis calls and continues assistance with the Clinician until the call has been resolved.
· Informs providers and members on Client’s appeal process.
· Lead or participate in activities as requested that help improve Care Center performance, excellence and culture.
· Links or makes routine referrals and triage decisions not requiring clinical judgment.
· Performs necessary follow-up tasks to ensure member or provider's needs are completely met.
· Provides information regarding Client’s in-network and out-of-network reimbursement rates and states multiple networks to providers.
· Refers callers requesting provider information to Provider Services regarding Client’s professional provider selection criteria
· and application process.
· Refers patients/EAP clients to the Client’s Care Management team for a provider, EAP affiliate, or Facility.
· Responsible for updating self on ever changing information to ensure accuracy when dealing with members and providers.
· Support team members and participate in team activities to help build a high-performance team.
· Thoroughly documents customers comments/information and forwards required information to the appropriate staff.
How TO APPLY?
Just attach a resume to your mail, select your qualification (candidate with no bilingual skills, but good Healthcare/ Medi-Cal will also be entertained)
  1. BILINGUAL (if you have this skill, mention your other language)
  2. EXPERIENCED IN HEALTHCARE CALL-CENTER (mention number of years of experience)
  3. EXPERIENCED WITH MEDI-CAL (mention number of years of experience)
NOTE: Candidates that are offered a position are required to pass pre-employment background screenings.
How to apply:
Send your updated resume to: [email protected]
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2020.10.14 20:28 AndyJPuente Biggest 2020 NBA free-agency, draft and trade decisions for the Miami Heat:

Source: https://www.espn.com/nba/insidestory/_/id/28953850/biggest-2020-nba-free-agency-draft-trade-decisions-all-30-teams
Offseason focus
Draft assets
Cap space breakdown
Team needs
Extension eligible: Bam Adebayo (rookie) and Kelly Olynyk
Free-agent status

The rookie extension for Bam Adebayo

There is no player more important to the Heat and coach Erik Spoelstra than Adebayo.
"Bam is one of the great competitors already in this association," Spoelstra said after the Heat advanced to the NBA Finals. "He's really going into a leadership role. Way beyond his years. His offensive game is just growing daily. And he wants the responsibility, and he wants the accountability, and he isn't afraid of putting that responsibility on his shoulders."
At just 23, Adebayo is already an All-Star and an All-Defensive second-teamer. Still, despite his achievements, the decision to extend Adebayo is likely to come down to how much Miami values preserving salary-cap flexibility for the 2021 offseason. Here is why an extension is complicated.
Before the coronavirus halted the NBA in mid-March and knocked the league's economic growth off track, Miami was projected to have $50 million in cap space in 2021. The Heat could have extended Adebayo at a max salary and also had more than $37 million in cap room -- good enough for another max player.
Now, after accounting for Adebayo's $15.4 million free-agent hold and a possible salary cap of $109.1 million, the Heat project to have $34 million in cap room -- good enough for a max player, but only if Adebayo's contract is not extended.
If the Heat were to extend him, the $34 million in cap space would shrink to $22.5 million. The Heat could get to $31.3 million but would need to move Herro and their 2020 first-round pick and not sign free agents Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn.
So what should Miami do?
Treat Bam Adebayo like a free agent -- and a franchise player.
There will need to be a meeting involving the Heat front office; Spoelstra; Adebayo; and his agent, Alex Saratsis from Octagon. The goal for Miami would be to treat the meeting as if it were recruiting a franchise-level free agent.
Instead of pitching Adebayo on why he should stay in Miami, explain how holding off on a new contract would be beneficial to the team. In the presentation, the Heat should show Adebayo and Saratsis a salary-cap breakdown for 2021.
Making Adebayo part of the process as the Heat continue to build the roster -- instead of making him a bystander -- is crucial in building the trust level between the sides. That trust will help defuse Adebayo's feelings when he sees fellow 2017 draft-class members Jayson Tatum and Donovan Mitchell sign max extensions in the offseason, assuming that happens.
Waiting until 2021 does come with other issues. Adebayo would need to take out an insurance policy in case he were to suffer a career-altering injury. The Heat cannot promise a contract extension -- that would violate league rules and cost them the right to sign Adebayo when he becomes a restricted free agent. It would also cost them future draft assets and significant financial penalty. (Recall the Joe Smith situation in Minnesota.)
So we will not fault the Heat if they do elect to extend Adebayo to a max contract. But if they do, Miami will likely have to remain mostly on the sideline in the summer of 2021 when it comes to the big names in free agency.

The one-year contracts: Goran Dragic and Jae Crowder

The Heat tipped their hand at the trade deadline when it comes to how they value cap flexibility in 2021.
Miami included a $15.0 million team option in the Iguodala extension and backed off on acquiring Danilo Gallinari when extension talks broke down over guaranteeing the forward's salary for 2021-22.
Now the Heat face more big decisions when it comes to the free agency of Dragic and Crowder.
Before the season, the 34-year-old Dragic relinquished his starter duties to rookie Nunn and accepted the role of sixth man.
Instead of pouting and taking a me-first approach, Dragic thrived, averaging 16 points in 28 minutes. In the playoffs, Dragic replaced Nunn -- whose return had been hampered by his case of COVID-19 -- and averaged a team-high 21.3 points, shooting 46% from the field and 38% from 3.
He ranks No. 2 on the free-agent point guard board behind only the Toronto Raptors' Fred VanVleet.
The Heat can offer Dragic a one-year, $20 million contract and still have the flexibility to bring back Crowder, use the $9.3 million midlevel exception, remain below the tax line in 2020-21 and have cap space in 2021-22.
Teams such as the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers have the $9.3 million midlevel exception to offer for multiple seasons, but Dragic could more than double that amount next season by going the one-year route with the Heat.
The teams that have cap space include Atlanta (which has Trae Young), Charlotte (Terry Rozier and Devonte' Graham), Detroit (point guard is a position of need) and New York (same).
The Heat represent Crowder's sixth team (and perhaps best fit) since he was drafted in the second round in 2012.
He became the full-time starter at power forward when the season resumed in late July. During the playoffs, he would average better than 30 minutes per game, play strong defense and carry the offense at times with his hot shooting.
A one-year, $15 million contract (double what he earned this season) would leave the Heat at $11 million below the tax line (with Dragic signed to a one-year deal).
The Miami front office will thoroughly analyze the situation and put together a plan if both players receive offers of more than one year. Will the Heat match those offers even if that means compromising cap flexibility?
As Brian Windhorst wrote, the Heat do not believe in three-year plans.
"You know me, I'm all about now," Riley said earlier this season. "We're going to press on and we're not going to stop."
That suggests they are not going to risk losing Dragic or Crowder even if that means adding a second year to their respective contracts. Both players would still have trade value in 2021 if Miami needed to clear room.

Offseason cap breakdown

The resources available to build the roster

  1. The draft: first-round selection
  2. Cash to send out or receive in a trade
  3. Player development: Nunn, Herro, Robinson, KZ Okpala and Chris Silva
  4. Exceptions: $9.3 million midlevel and $3.6 million biannual

Dates to watch

After playing with Sioux Falls (the G League affiliate for the Heat) in 2018-19, Robinson started 68 of 73 games this season, shot 44.6% from 3 and averaged 13.5 points per game. His contract has $1 million in protection if he is on the roster two weeks after free agency starts. The remaining $663,861 is guaranteed on the first day of the regular season.
Nunn was recently named All-Rookie first team and finished second in Rookie of the Year voting. He started 67 regular-season games, averaging 15.3 points. He has $300,000 in guaranteed money if he is on the roster the first day of the regular season.
Both players are in no danger of being waived, and the Heat should amend the contracts for both and guarantee their salaries for 2020-21 once the regular season ends.

Restrictions

Extension candidates

The draft assets

Miami's 2021 unprotected first was sent to Phoenix in 2015 to acquire Dragic.
The Heat's 2023 protected first was used last offseason in the Butler sign-and-trade. It is top-14 protected in 2024 and 2025 and unprotected in 2026 if it is not conveyed in a prior year.
Both firsts eventually were rerouted to Oklahoma City as part of the Paul George trade with the LA Clippers.
The Heat do have their own first this year.
Here's how ESPN's Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz have Miami selecting in the draft:
The Heat do not have a second-round pick except for in 2024 (but only if it falls between 31 and 50).
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2020.10.14 15:57 yuzuleaf DiReSu agency

Im writing this as fast as i can, i just have to spread the word for the ones who decide to follow my steps. Dont try to find me. I beg you. Its useless. By the time you are reading this, i may already be gone.
Hello, everyone. You may know me as Tasukete Tazuneru online. You know what a virtual youtuber is? Streamers that play a cutesy anime character to entertain others… sounds pretty fun, right? Thats what i thought when ive first heard about DiReSu agency.
They offer funding of beginner v-tubers and their promotion, and all you need to apply here is having good acting skills and being fluent in japanese. Even since i was a child, my dream was to bring happiness to people around me while being in touch with my audience, so i thought that it was a wonderful opportunity for me to shine.
I sent my resume to their email and started patiently waiting for their response. It took surprisingly long, but i wasnt surprised - it always took long time for new generations of streamers to form. Finally, i received my letter.
It had a simple set of rules that i was supposed to follow. No vtuber should reveal their identity, dont be way too out of character, dont promote illegal things. I think that was it. DiReSu always seemed like a pretty chill agency for me, and i was really excited to start streaming.
Now, listen to me carefully. It took me a few weeks to realise that something was wrong. Completely wrong.
So, if some of my former vtuber colleagues are reading this… please, trust me. There’s a reason i graduated. Read everything i listed below and terminate your contract with them immediately. This may and will save your life (if you are even alive). And if you ever wanted to apply to DiReSu, please, think twice.
  1. First things first, follow every rule that was listed in the letter you received when you enrolled. This is crucial. Dont show your real face, dont reveal your personal social media pages- just play the character as long as you can. If you obey, they may leave you alone. Not for long, but thats better than nothing. You are a cute anime girl.
  2. If somebody messages you on Twitter and their ID has “_drs_” in their nickname, dont try to block them. Trust me, it will be better for you. They may give you criticism about your acting or send you an update for your 2D model. There is a chance that the file you receive will not be a Live2D model. If you download it, you are doomed.
  3. We never had a streamer named Debiru. If she asks you to join your stream, ignore her. She will probably leave you alone after some time. If you agree, your viewers will suffer. Horrible and painful death awaits them, and nobody will know the reason why they all died. Your stream will be deleted immediately.
  4. If you need support, only ask it from your genmates. There is no guarantee that people behind the avatars are human.
  5. During a stream, you may hear a weird buzzing from your speakers. Dont try to turn them off or make it quieter. Just ignore it and eventually it will go away. If you turn your speakers down… it will only get louder, and some say that their PC started glitching. DiReSu staff will message you, but you will not be able to decode their message. They say that you will become sick and weak the following day, but im not sure about it.
  6. If you see your fellow vtubers face, make sure that they are actually human. If their hair is way too glossy, their skin seems blurry or their eyes feel emotionless, never interact with that streamer again. They may and will hurt you if you show that you know who they really are.
  7. Your social media is always monitored by the staff. Dont post anything that may anger them, or you will graduate immediately.
  8. Did you know that the staff once forced my good friend Arisa to build a pentagram and light up some candles in Minecraft? It may sound stupid, but she cried because she didnt want to do it. They threatened her with graduation, they said that they will hurt her if she wont do it. And she did, my poor girl did it. Theres the rule: dont you ever play Minecraft (or any other sandbox game) alone on your streams. They will message you and make you do whatever they want, and trust me, it will never be something harmless. Always stream it with somebody that may save you.
    1. During these streams, if a DiReSu agent messages you with their stream requirements, tell your friend that their connection seems weird. Stop the stream, but dont stop talking to the one you were streaming with until the staff deletes their message. Keep in touch with at least somebody and dont panic.
  9. DiReSu staff may message you and offer a 3D stream following their set of rules. Please, leave them on read and post a message on your Twitter and include the word “sunny”. Its a codeword for all the streamers that you are in danger.
    1. The stream they will ask you to do seems pretty innocent, but some commands from the person managing it will result you participating in some really weird and horrible ritual. It wont be listed on your channel. Most of the streamers who completed the ritual graduated soon.
  10. Graduation isnt always a cute and tearful end of your career. In DiReSu, its the end of your existence. Graduation is caused by disobeying the rules or participating in shows or streams that are hosted by staff. When you receive an email that is simply titled “graduation.”, say goodbye to your family and friends. We dont know what happens to the ones that were removed from the agency. I dont remember their names. Nobody does. Its like they are wiped out from reality itself. The only reason i know about the graduation is a screenshot of a letter that one of the streamers showed to my best coworker friend. I think… they did something horrible to her.
Sorry, im trying to forget, but... it still haunts me. Like a fever dream. I feel like im constantly in danger. I dont know if ill survive this night. I know that they are watching. I escaped, i told the world about what they are doing to their streamers, and now its time for my punishment. I know i will disappear like they did. I just hope… that DiReSu will one day meet its end. Those rituals, shady messages…
Im scared. I dont wanna lie to you, im scared for my life. They are coming for me, they will kill me, get rid of me like from a plague rat. They dont want me to tell the truth.
Just… dont deal with DiReSu. And spread the word.
...I think i left my door ajar.
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2020.10.13 10:15 Significant-Kitten Help me understand my ambiguous LTR - sugar or vanilla? How can I advocate for myself and gain clarity?

(Edit) TL;DR of Original Post:
Pretty sure my LTBF is actually my SD, though we’ve never been explicit about it.
A) Is it reasonable for me to ask him outright for a more explicitly structured arrangement with a bit more support, especially since we’ve moved towards longer 24/7 visits due to covid?
B) ...or have we moved too far over into BF/GF territory for me to expect sugar, based on our actions alone?
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(Edit) UPDATE TL;DR: Talked with my BF/SD about my feelings and was met with respect and genuine acceptance, and a lot of clarity about our arrangement, which we both very much want to continue! Thank you so much to everyone who read this and shared their feedback - it was so helpful!
If you are curious to know the more detailed story-version, please read on.
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I opened with this teaser: "I'm learning a new skill for you!"
Him: "Mmm, that sounds awesome...do elaborate! You have my complete attention."
Me: "TL;DR."
Him: "Wait, what?" [laughing, as I repeated myself] "Oh my god, you mean you are going to learn to TL;DR when you talk? That honestly might be the sexiest thing you've ever said to me."
This was the perfect intro, because the overarching feedback I received in these comments was that I...yeah, you know. Can't get to the fucking point. For a while. By the time I get there, he's lost the thread, because he needs concise, logical argument. Like many other brilliant, successful people he may have a little ADD (though...don't we all?) so this one change in my communication style would, we agreed, be revolutionary.
Then, I said I'd like to try out my nascent skill.
I told him that I dig our connection. I want it to thrive, and for both of us to feel good about it.
This geisha role, where I am "on call" for his every need isn't exactly a traditional BF/GF arrangement. (He agreed, it wasn't normal at all, which is one of many reasons he wants me.)
I said that I'd like to get better at communicating my needs to him, but the TL;DR version:
His response was overwhelmingly positive. He said that he does crave the focused attention that I give him, and he loves being able to access me whenever HE needs me, and ignore me when he is busy, knowing I'll be there as soon as he needs me again. He acknowledged that this sort of setup has to be incredibly rare and that he recognizes this - and me - as valuable beyond measure. I admitted that I get something out of meeting his needs in this way. I love it.
We both agreed that the normal BF/GF thing seemed like it would diminish the magic we have, and make it too mundane, too much like marriage, and we both are free spirits who need time apart to let the passion and need build, so that coming back together is powerful, every time. Also, it was a "hard no" on putting up with my Mom, which made us both laugh. (She's a handful.)
Here was the funniest part. Right at this point in our phone conversation I walked under a tree with a crow sitting on a branch overhead, cawing down at me:
Me: "Oh no, this crow is going to poop on my head!"
Him: "Don't you know that crows are a symbol of luck and good fortune in some cultures?
Me: "No, I've never heard that. How so?"
Him: "If you treat a crow with kindness, it will give you gifts."
Me: "Gifts? Like poop on my face?"
Him: (laughing) "No, not like poop. More like...shiny things. If you are nice to a crow, it will always remember your kindness, and bring you many shiny things."
Me: "Ohhh, I think I understand...I like shiny things!!!"
Him: "I know you do. And you are very, very nice, so you deserve all the shiny things you will be getting."
(Wow...his metaphors slay me! Perfect segue, too.)
He proposed this for a financial arrangement:
"What I paid for everything? And I mean, everything. You have a medical bill? I pay it. You want to go visit your Mom? I'll take care of the travel, your meals, shopping, I mean, I want you to be happy, to have fun. I don't want you to worry about anything again. You need groceries? I'll buy them. I'll make you an authorized user so you can just use my Amex. I know you are frugal, you might be the most frugal person I know. I trust you. Holy shit, I mean, I probably spend more on restaurants in a month than you do on yourself for ANY reason in an entire year!" (SO true!)
He mentioned a continuing education certificate I have been wanting to do that he also wants me to do for self/career development but it costs 11K, so I've been kind of nervous about spending that much. He said let him know the exact amount and he will have a check cut.
And here's the big thing: He says he is certain that he wants me by his side, forever, until the end. He said that he will make sure that I'm covered for the rest of his life, and when he passes away he plans to leave me a significant portion of his estate. He doesn't have kids, and never wants kids, but even if he met someone else or got married to someone else he would still honor this promise. If I move on, he will continue to support me financially enough for me to be okay, but from a respectful distance. If I meet someone who can make me more happy, he will honor that choice, as he has in the past. But above all, he sees us continuing this if I want it half as much as he does. (And I do, fully as much as he does!)
I was kind of blown away, because this is more than I would have asked for by FAR. It's not unlike marriage, in a way (and he said that marrying me is still very much on his mind), but I'm not looking to get married again, so this is great for now. Maybe my views on marriage will evolve over time; either way, I'm taken care of.
My 1200 a month allowance will keep coming to me. He said to ask for more, if I need more. But if he is paying for all of my bills and expenses, I don't actually don't think I need more. He also reiterated an idea he's brought up before about being open to buying a house for me and my kids to live in (I rent my current house).

If you read all that, YAY! Thank you! Thoughts? Did I do okay? This is super good, right?
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Original Post:
I am in very long term on-again/off-again relationship that has blurred the lines between sugar and vanilla. I would love some advice from those in the sugar lifestyle. How do I - or should I - attempt to clarify things with him?
We met a surprising number of years back, when I was a struggling sophomore in college, waitressing at night to pay my tuition. He was (naturally) a fair bit older than I, successful, wealthy, and took an interest in my studies, while encouraging my growth as a person. He brought me along on his business trips, took me on weekend date trips to coastal cities, and paid for all of our dinners and travel expenses. He almost always liked to sleep alone because he went to the gym early in the morning and had an important high-stress job, and I always respected that boundary. I missed out on a lot of shifts at work, and eventually had to choose between my job and the relationship. I quit in order to remain available for him on the weekends, without a real backup plan in place to keep paying for my one bedroom apartment and my car expenses. (I was young and unwise, and completely head over heels for him.)
Our sexual connection was phenomenal. He loved receiving oral sex, and I loved learning exactly how to please him that way. I had not actually done that with anyone before him, so it was really exciting to be taught the basics and then exceed his expectations as I got to know him better and better. I had experienced sex with young men around my age, and was often left confused or disappointed. With him, I felt like a lady, a woman. He was passionate, virile, attentive to my pleasure, and willing to explore new territories with me. He never made me feel any sort of shame for my curiosity, and had more than enough energy to match my own. It was awesome at the time, but in hindsight, it was an incredibly rare level of sexual compatibility that we shared. The best part was giving him sensual massage, which often went on for hours before and after sex. It just flowed sort of naturally out of me, with no sense of obligation. I wanted to touch him and make him feel good both sexually and otherwise.
He had very high standards for my appearance and behavior, which I tried to meet, simply because I looked up to him and sought his approval. I liked to see him pleased with me. We never had an issue until one evening (shortly after I turned 21) when, inexperienced with alcohol, I inadvertently overindulged and made a bit of a fool of myself. He had an upcoming project that was going to take him to another city for nine months to a year, so he gently broke things off at this natural stopping point, with thoughtful concern and advice for me to be more careful with drinking, which I took to heart and has shaped me to this day (I don't partake).
After a few months, he began calling again to check in and renew something of a friendship. It quickly became a LDR with intimacy, since that was such a natural connection for us. He arranged to fly me in and out of the new city. It was great fun, and we really reconnected, but because I couldn't work weekend shifts with all the travel to him, my bills were piling up and I ended up having to go to a high-interest loan shark to keep my car and apartment. It was a nightmare. I was so ashamed to talk to him about it, because I knew he saw me as a wholesome girl, "not at all needy or clingy" and wanted me to be classy. Finally, his "what's wrong, you're acting differently" line of questioning led me to unburden myself about my financial troubles. He was a bit disappointed with me, but not for the reason I thought - mainly that I hadn't told him earlier, before having to go to a loan shark. He bailed me out to the tune of 15K, sending his attorney to handle the loan shark who had made me feel physically threatened. I felt really valued, and very safe. To say that I "caught the feels" would be an understatement. I didn't have another construct for understanding what benefits we both were seeking, so I assumed perhaps this was heading into serious relationship/marriage territory.
He asked me to move to his city, and bought a condo for me to stay at (he owned other houses) where we could spend time together. He insisted that I find a job, transfer to the local university and continue my bachelor's degree studies, and spend time with him on the weekends. He asked me to contribute a small amount of rent, about equal to the utilities, to "teach me responsibility". That didn't really sit well with me, but I wasn't sure why I felt that way, and of course I complied. He continued to maintain his boundaries about sleeping alone, while our intimate dates (at the condo, after a long day where I attended early morning classes and then worked 8 hours at a minimum wage job) happened nearly every night, just for maybe half an hour. The nice one-on-one dinners on the weekend became less frequent, but I continued accompanying him to business events, exhausted and needing to study. Eventually, I asked him if I could quit the full time job to focus on school and have more energy to really be present when I was with him. He was adamant that I needed to keep working to live in the condo, so I finally reached a breaking point and let him know that I was moving out and moving on.
Over the years, we remained in contact, and he was both a mentor for my career and graduate studies and a friend. The sexual chemistry never went away, but I kept him at arm's length, confused about what he wanted us to be and not wanting to end up back in those muddy waters. Eventually, I met a guy (also older but clearly vanilla), fell in love, etc., he proposed, we got married. Ambiguous daddy was shocked when I told him, and though he expressed willingness to support whatever I felt would bring me happiness, he said (one last time) that he was always sad that I didn't want to continue our connection as it had once been. He was always respectful of my marriage and toned down the flirty behavior, earning my husband's respect within our wider social circle as a stand-up guy, even though of course my husband knew we had once been intimately involved.
Fast forward a number of years. I have become successful in my own right, though very modestly, in a respected but low-paying field. I had a wonderful husband who didn't have much of a sex drive, and that eventually drove a wedge between us as I grew more hungry for sexual connection. We divorced, amicably, and remain friends and co-parents to our delightful progeny. I've taken care of my face and body, and in many ways strived to become the woman that my ambiguous daddy believed I could become. In truth, I've grown into my looks. Where I was an awkward, shy, pretty, uncertain 20 something, I have developing into a confident, beautiful, centered woman, fit and health-conscious.
Though I have never been an actual, acknowledged SB, when I learned more about the lifestyle I craved the clarity, boundaries, and mutual respect that the best SRs seem to embody. I know that I don't want to marry again, or I would say that I'm 99% certain I'd rather not, but I do want to feel taken care of in small doses, and shower an older man with my attention and indulge in our shared sexual appetites. When I became single again several years ago, I created a profile on SA and was ready to move in the direction of exploring possibilities. When ambiguous daddy heard of my intentions (I tell him everything), he stepped in and said it was time for us to reconnect, certain I'd be happier with him than with a stranger who might not treat me as well. He was also ready to venture out again and try to meet someone (presumably not on SA, though I didn't ask) but had never met anyone that came close to me in his eyes.
He flew in a few times, took me on dates, and once I was sure the connection was still there for both of us I happily fell into bed with him. Before Covid, we went on some bucket list level vacations together. The sex is astronomically more phenomenal than ever before, and I am even more sexual and free than I was with him years ago. He has also grown into his looks as well - where he was more of an average good-looking middle-aged executive before, he is now - well, imagine "The Most Interesting Man in the World" from the commercials. He is powerful in the business world and his net worth is impressive. I have more history and more to compare him to when it comes to men, and I know now how lucky I am that we have this connection. He often tells me how much more stunning I am, with an even better, more fit and slender body. My level of education now matches his, so our conversations are deep and intellectually stimulating, and our politics (thank goodness) are sharply aligned. When I was younger I so often felt provincial and naive among his set. Now we flow easily between his set and mine. We are so much more of a couple, now. The age difference is still spicy, but not so conspicuous.
So, we remain ambiguous, but definitely in a monogamous LTR. We refer to each other as BF/GF. He owns houses in several cities near work obligations, but stays with me when he is in town. He provides me with something like an allowance, but we call it "renting a room" in my house. The lines are very blurred in that sense, because I was adamant I didn't want to cohabitate, but he wanted to set up some gym equipment and his own bed for when he was in town. That seemed harmless enough, and I appreciated the financial benefits. He seems to need a vanilla reason to give me money. Before covid it worked beautifully, but then suddenly we were full time cohabitating in a lockdown scenario. That was a strain, but only because I have a "real life" where I need to be a mom, and he is very used to the full Geisha treatment whenever I am in his line of sight. He was as gracious as he could manage about having to share me, respectful of my family responsibilities. He surprised me by actually turning out to be really awesome with my kids, even though he never wanted any of his own. It's so sticky because they really like him, and look up to him, but we avoid the BF/GF thing around them and refer to him as my friend who is renting a room.
Are you still with me? Anyone? I know this is a book! It's (I think) a fascinating story, though.
We talk about him buying a house near mine and spending more conscious, focused time together when my kids are with their father. I was laid off when the pandemic began in March, and he has expressed many times how much better it is for him when I am not working. He jokes about hiring me to be his personal assistant (I already perform the role with gusto, anticipating his needs, knowing all his preferences) or as his masseuse / personal trainer / chef / investment advisor / etc. I have brokered high dollar M&A deals for his business and managed real estate deals between his attorney and realtors. I arrange his travel, order his meals for him and have them delivered, set up his Instacart orders, read reviews and do research for his larger consumer goods purchases, find the perfect Airbnb for him at a moment's notice, book his massages, ghost write press releases and RFPs, solicit resumes and do background checks on potential employees, listen to his inventions and provide feedback, proofread and edit his work, ghost write his day to day emails...the list goes on.
I am happy to do anything and everything he asks, but I am starting to feel a bit taken for granted. He is right when he says that I genuinely seem to enjoy taking care of his needs, but I am going to go backwards in my own career and damage my own future if he doesn't make this somewhat beneficial to me, or offer me some security in exchange for my investment in his comfort and happiness. The "rent" he pays for the room is nice, but I am giving up a great deal of privacy and alone time for that arrangement, at roughly the market rate that I would receive if I rented to an actual roommate. The sex is mutually beneficial, and not at all transactional to me, but for me to shower him with attention and massages meet his needs with a pleasant attitude nearly all of the time is...I'm not sure how to say this...worthy of his support and investment, I believe. I'm almost more of a wife in practice than what I was to him before, and different from what I wanted to be for him. I know that I am attractive, intelligent, and stable, and even as a divorcee with kids I would have no trouble finding either an SD who would expect less of my time with clearer boundaries and definitive financial benefit for me, or - if I chose to - meet someone my age looking for a more traditional vanilla relationship, marriage, and the security that brings.
He knows that I am no longer a broke college student. I live comfortably, if somewhat frugally, on my own resources. To be honest, I can maintain my current standard of living for 7-10 years on my own, even without returning to work, but at that point of my life I will be older and left with holes in my resume and fewer prospects, I assume. Maybe he thinks that I don't need his help, or isn't aware of what security I am effectively giving up by spending the best years of my life with him, with no certainty that I will be taken care of if we part, or if he passes away. I want to be wise about this, but I am realistic and protective of myself. I value myself and want to advocate for myself, but I don't really want to end things or give him an ultimatum. To be completely honest, we have never - not once - said "I love you" or used the word "love" but he is really the one true love of my life, and I know (from his actions, respect, and sustained long term interest) that I am that for him as well. He talks about growing old together and how I'll push his wheelchair when he is old and I'm still a hot older lady. I would do that with him, and I can't imagine it with anyone else. He sometimes says that we should just get married for this or that practical reason ( though with a prenup). That's something I could perhaps become interested in if he seemed serious about it, but I am also fine being his weekend lover, and having our own homes. I still want the allowance though. I need to have a talk with him!
How do I make my ambiguous daddy into my sugar daddy? Or does it seem wiser to explore the life partnemarriage prospects that could be within this connection? Please help, and thank you so much for reading this novel!!!
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2020.10.12 04:44 FindMeProp Adapting New Normal as Real Estate Agent

Adapting New Normal as Real Estate Agent

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After a big hit of Covid-19, Malaysian government has been suggesting citizens to live a ‘New Normal’ lifestyle. Many were affected by this lethal virus and most are struggling to recover during this RMCO period while industries too are working hard to restore the country’s economy. While in this recovery mode, the usual ‘Normal’ we use to live with such as lack of hygiene awareness and large crowd gathering are not recommended in order to stay away from coronavirus.
As industry are hopping back to their places, real estate industry as well have been resuming to get on their feet again. Most agents have been starting to bring their client’s to property viewing and visiting property for advertisement purposes. However, it is different as before as they need to adjust to ‘New Normal’ in order to avoid any unforeseen circumstances.

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Agents Adjusting to New Normal

There are few steps that are practical for agents in helping them re-adjust themselves in a new working environment and recovering their career back. Not only to commit to new Malaysia’s standard of procedure but to maintain a safe working environment.

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Leverage on New Era Technologies

There are plenty of technologies which could help agent strive in the real estate market during hard times, here are few of the options that agent might opted out

Virtual Showings

Agents need to move along with technology trends, reach out to 3D virtual showing companies available in the market such as iStaging or EyeSpy360. Both software are able to help you make your normal property posting image to interactive 360 panoramic shots which would help clients to exactly see and feel the house architecture without really risking by going out.

Video Calling Apps for Virtual House Tour

Most video calling application features have been raising up during the hard times as it is mainly used by companies to catch up with their fellow teams. There are plenty of video calling apps that provide free services such as skype, google meets and zooms. You can use the video calling apps to show the house around and interact with the client in real time. You can talk to your client on the expectation of the property and pan your device slowly around the house using a rear camera. Ensure that you are hooked with stable internet connection to avoid any video interruption during your virtual showings.

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Webinars

Agents also may fill your time with attending webinars that were held by real estate gurus to learn more on property trends and gain meaningful insights to help on your career. Agents may not be as occupied as before, so it is a good time to gain new knowledge and keep on-track with your career advancement. Put your ego aside and do not be too comfortable with your current achievement, as Malay proverbs quotes ‘the more you grow the lower you go’. There is no such thing as too old to learn, agents must keep up with the uptrend and accommodate all existing advantages for the industry.

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Government Resources

During Covid-19, our nation’s industries have been striving to survive through hard times. In this situation, agents are recommended to analyse resources provided by the government. There is no need to feel shy about leveraging on the resources but instead it would ease client’s worry with the scheme provided by the government. Agents need to be proactive in doing research in government resources in order to stay on track and keep updated with each new scheme introduced.
There are variety of housing schemes provided and each varies to different state, such as PR1MA ( Perumahan Rakyat 1Malaysia), Rumah Selangorku, Skim Perumahan Mampu Milik Pulau Pinang
Government also introduced a moratorium for 6 months during Covid-19 crisis to ease home owners and those who are striving & losing their income source. These schemes help people to ease their burden even though it left a big effect on the nation’s economy.

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Get Social Up

Do not stay in your own bubble, get yourself in the social media and take this time to be active in social media by creating your own page to promote your property listings. Leverage a free platform on the internet and pitch yourself out to increase your personal branding as well. Use your free time to upload property listings in platform you have registered before and take your time to explore on how to leverage on Facebook to commercialize your listings.
FindMeProp has been a free platform since it launched and received people’s interest during Covid-19 MCO period due to free platform and free listings upload. While other platforms needed credit or points which converted with cash in order to be able to upload more properties, FindMeProp has been a platform which points are not exchangeable with money but only through active navigations within its page. FindMeProp also has been promoting agent’s listings through their Facebook page to gain more buyer interest without charging agents in order to help their marketing effort.
Hence, FindMeProp is the best property solution for Malaysia’s property agents as a platform to advertise their property without further pocket damage. Compete with appointment booking function, clients now able to view property without hectic way by saving agent’s number on their phone and waiting for agent’s reply to get response. Other features which are useful for agents are agent’s dashboard, some platforms require different page URLs to monitor their property viewings & performance in the website. However, FindMeProp provides one-page solution for agents under Agents Dashboard for a quick access on overall view of their property listed in FindMeProp.

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Guide for Safe Property Viewing

As Covid-19 has been changing people’s lifestyles, we have been trying our best to stay away from the lethal virus & ensure a safe environment for our family as well. Same goes to our day-job, agents need to be careful while bringing clients to view property and follow standard of procedure which have been recommended by our government.

Before

  1. For a single property viewing, avoid having a large client’s visit at one time, it is best to gap the visitor time view to avoid a large crowd in one place.
  2. Make sure the clients are not having any symptom on the scheduled date. It is best to follow up with clients a few hours before to ensure the clients are in good conditions.
  3. Wipe & Sanitize all the possible places that clients might touch. For Example; doorknob, table surface & tabletop
  4. Bring thermometer, extra mask & hand sanitizer as well. As precaution, check clients body temperature to make sure the clients are well.
  5. Send a brief Whatsapp message once the client’s appointment has been set. You may include the time limit for a viewing, visitor limitation number & remind them to follow SOP during property viewing.

During

  1. On the day of property viewing, make sure that the visitor maintains physical distancing throughout the property viewing.
  2. Clients are responsible to wear the mask properly and make sure that their hands are sanitized before & after entering the premises
  3. Make sure that the viewing time duration is not more than 30 minutes.
  4. Avoid any physical contact with the clients or handing out any printing material to the clients to reduce risk.
  5. It is best to keep windows in the property open to let the fresh air & natural light coming in
  6. Record the client’s name & phone number for each property viewing.

After

  1. After viewing is done, sanitize & wipe down all the possible places which clients might have touch
  2. Wash hand thoroughly & avoid touching faces
  3. Analyse any government scheme which can come useful for the clients & share with them as an option to help them during the crisis
  4. Avoid further meetings face to face, it is advisable to use video calling if there are more to discuss.
These steps are important to curb Covid-19 pandemic as the numbers fluctuate as days go by. Real estate agents are exposed to the pandemic risk as agents meet a lot of clients, barely in the office and go to one house & another to take a shot and bring clients for house viewing. Every community plays a role to break the Covid-19 chain and to do that, we have to follow standards of procedure which have been recommended by ministries.
By having these extra steps, it shows that you are concerned for the client’s wellness and being a responsible agent to avoid any unforeseen circumstances. Clients might want to leave a good review to you on being considerate Real Estate Agent during a pandemic. FindMeProp is the best platform for you to rate property agents in Malaysia. Don’t worry, any new or incoming comments or reviews will be notified to the property agent. This would help you to increase your personal branding as well as being a trusted real estate agent in the market.
For more information on FindMeProp, you may connect with us by following our social media accounts:
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FindMePropMY/
• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/findmepropmy/
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/findmepropmy
And our official website: https://www.findmeprop.com/
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2020.10.09 16:28 clarity_claisen Any advice?

I've had a career change last year and I'm planning to stick with this. The thing is my contract will expire soon and I need to update my resume but I don't know where to start.
I used to work as a customer service representative but I am now working as a lab analyst and I'm planning to pursue this career for the long run. However, I realized I need to have a good resume because my employment history as a customer rep is not that good (usually 3-6mons duration in 3 companies with gaps in between).
Since my new target work moving forward (lab analyst, lab setting, science ish) is different form what I used to do, should I still include my previous employment(customer rep) to my resume?
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2020.10.09 16:27 clarity_claisen What should I do?

I've had a career change last year and I'm planning to stick with this. The thing is my contract will expire soon and I need to update my resume but I don't know where to start.
I used to work as a customer service representative but I am now working as a lab analyst and I'm planning to pursue this career for the long run. However, I realized I need to have a good resume because my employment history as a customer rep is not that good (usually 3-6mons duration in 3 companies with gaps in between).
Since my new target work moving forward (lab analyst, lab setting, science ish) is different form what I used to do, should I still include my previous employment(customer rep) to my resume?
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2020.10.08 02:59 Tokiw4 I (26) am trying to gain insurance by working at a grocery store, but in doing so I'm missing out on drastically higher paying contract work. What is a good option?

For the last four or five years I've been doing animation work on a contract basis for various clients. It pays really well ($35/hr), but finding anywhere that wants to actually employ me with benefits has been difficult, especially since the start of the pandemic.
I recently turned 26, which means I'm no longer on my parent's insurance. I took a job at a department store (~$11/hr)that has really good benefits (after a 3 month period, 100 hrs. a month), but I greatly dislike the work and I'm feeling physically and mentally drained at the end of each day, and well into the next. Additionally, I no longer have any time to do the work I actually want my career to be. This also means no creation of new and updated content for demo reels, resumes, etc.
If I were to quit my retail job, I have quite a bit of contract work that will last me several months I can hop on, but obviously that work is never 100% guaranteed and as such carries a higher risk.
What are my options? Would the cost of private insurance exceed that which I could afford?
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2020.10.08 00:53 CorneredSponge A Guide to Voting Right-of-Centre in the Canadian Federal Election (Part 2)

This guide will go over the general platform of right of center Canadian political parties, allowing you to pick which one best suits your priorities.
We will go over the platforms of the following parties in Part 2:

Christian Heritage Party

Economy
Energy, the Environment, & Climate Change
Education
Childcare
Government & Electoral Reform
Social Issues
Foreign Policy & Trade
Healthcare
Housing
Rule of Law
Immigration
Military
Indigenous Affairs

Maverick Party

The Maverick Party admittedly has a very small 'platform', if you could call it that.
Economy
Energy, the Environment, & Climate Change
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Education
Childcare
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Government & Electoral Reform
Social Issues
Foreign Policy & Trade
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Healthcare
Housing
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Rule of Law
Immigration
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Military
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Indigenous Affairs
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Canadian Nationalist Party

Economy
Energy, the Environment, & Climate Change
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Education
Childcare
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Government & Electoral Reform
Social Issues
Foreign Policy & Trade
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Healthcare
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Housing
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Rule of Law
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Immigration
Military
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Indigenous Affairs
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Veterans Coalition Party

Economy
Energy, the Environment, & Climate Change
Education
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2020.10.07 06:54 JonesWriting UpWork: A Conversation About Productive Pitching

I get asked all the time about UpWork and its validity in the freelance writing job market.

Personally, I've been known to fiddle around with it on those cold, deep, damp... midsummer nights....-when the fireflies waft daintily in the humid wind that seems to drape heavily around the thick waistline of my brooding and uncontrollable empathy.
Ok, now that you've sucked down your daily capsule of subliminal messaging, you're sufficiently buttered-up for the long slide down this slippery thread. Thank you.

There doesn't seem to be too much conversation going on in the sub about UpWork recently. I want to hear what the community has to say about it.
What are your experiences? And, what tips do you have? (Don't give away any of your UpWork secrets!)

I shy away from platforms because I like to be in complete control of the transaction between me and my client. But, it's always fun to learn new things. I'm sure there are plenty of writers in this forum that don't know a good strategy from a bad one.

Now, I'm no expert on UpWork at all. I know there' are dozens of members in this community that are way more qualified to talk about this. All I can do is make a few inferences and apply my existing sales knowledge. The following is all speculation and educated guessing. Here comes the wall of text without proper "easy-on-the-eyes" formatting.

  1. I'd focus heavily on creating a very "UpWork Specific" primary bonding statement in the cover letter section. If you aren't familiar with the sales theory of "wants based selling" then maybe I'll write a quick overview on it at some point. The basic idea in a sales scenario is that the buyer will always have buying resistance as long as they are not emotionally open to their perception of the seller. In other words, letting the buyer know that you understand how they feel is what allows you to appeal to them on a rational level. Selling based on benefits and features (qualifications, personality, experience) makes the buyer resistant and creates objections. By creating a strong primary bonding statement, you appeal to the emotional side of reasoning, and the process becomes easier for you due to perceived differentiation.
TLDR: Don't try to make them like you. Don't try to convince them you're the best. Show them you understand what it's like to be in their shoes with a couple of opening sentences. It differentiates you from dry proposals.
  1. To tailor or not to tailor- is that the question?
There is definitely a struggle between the proponents of writing each proposal out to match each project, and copy&pasting a general resume/cover letter to save time. Keep in mind that UpWork works on a credit based system. You have to purchase connects to apply to new gigs, and each connect costs 15 cents. Some jobs are 2 connects, others are 6+. If You've got all the time in the world, then by all means send targeted cover letters to each proposal. I'm more about effectiveness rather than efficiency. If I'm spending hours pitching to clients, then I'm more concerned about sending the right proposals to the right people in the shortest amount of time. I'd suggest having a master template for cover letters with a solid primary bonding statement to suit your industry. Then, I'd tweak a few key points around to fit each proposal. It might be worth getting it down to just a few add-in sentences in certain spots throughout the cover letter. Writing a fresh cover letter from scratch is a sure fire way to spend so much time pitching that you turn into a dead ole' skeleton. Ideally, I think you'd be better off narrowing down the common projects you like to apply to into 3 or so subgroups. Maybe - fashion writing - tech writing - blog posts - and so on. create a tailored cover letter for each, with one or two sentences to mention proposal specific stuff. you've just got to weigh the factors at play and turn all the tables in your favor. Statistically, I think you'd be wasting time making each proposal entirely unique. Even if you raised your odds of getting hired, it would cost you more work because you aren't able to efficiently submit a ton of proposals. At the same time, sending a bunch of low-effectiveness proposals is a sunk cost if you are having to pay for tons of extra connects that are going down the drain. The fear of loss may be the biggest problem with freelancers being reluctant to invest into their career. You've got to weigh those odds out for yourself. Personally, I'd just buy hundreds of dollars worth of connects, send copy&paste specialized sales-letter style proposals, and let scientific probability take the reigns. Theoretically, if spent $120 on connects, then I'd have 800 connects in total. That's roughly 400 to 134 proposals I could send. I know that chance/probability says even a bad sales pitch sells at least 0.5% to 1% of all pitches. (FYI a great conversion rate would be around 5%-10% best-case-scenario) That means, at the very least, you're guaranteed 1 out of every 100 proposals will say "YES!" These are general sales rules, and it may be much easier to score a paying gig on the platform. i think it's important that people see the big picture when it comes to pitching anywhere. Having a primary bonding statement could theoretically put you in the top 30% of applicants or higher.
TLDR: Spend $120 on connects and you will most likely get 1 to 4 great clients - even if you suck. Making each proposal unique is great for high paying gigs, but taking too much time costs you other opportunities. Get the best of both worlds by writing templates that are easily tweaked. Treat your cover letter like a sales letter. All in all, faster pitching outweighs slow pitching. Whatever course you take, do it as quickly and effectively as possible.
  1. The Cover Letter
I'm just going to go out on a limb here and assume that most clients on UpWork aren't all that interested in resumes. However, I wouldn't dare say that you shouldn't optimize your resume and use it to your advantage. Is the juice worth the squeeze? - All I can say is - I wouldn't tailor my resume to fit individual proposals, and I wouldn't include a portfolio or links in it. Just make it look nice if you're going to use one, and don't half ass it. Keep in mind that your resume is more of quick glance into your experience rather than a sales proposal. If all you had was a resume, and there was no cover letter, then you'd be forced to spruce it up. In this case, I think it's best to treat your resume like a piece of paper a head editor will print out and use on their boss to prove you're qualified. If I'm wrong here, and someone in the forum can shed some more light on the importance or non-importance of resumes, then please share your advice in the comment section.

  1. Picking gigs to propose to
I wouldn't work for anybody without "Payment Verified" on their profile. That's a big-brain rocket scientist move right there. Also, it's probably a total waste of time to propose to gigs that do not have a listed price range - UNLESS- that client has a good track record for paying a reasonable rate for a decent amount of total hours to other freelancers. If a project has had hundreds of applicants, then it's probably not an ideal gig for you to submit a proposal to. If you've got lots of connects (and you aren't afraid to spend a few hundred bucks to make thousands) then I say apply to everything that has "Verified Payment" in the side bar. Who knows? You might find some new niche you didn't even know about. You might get a great gig that you never thought you'd land. i mean, I wouldn't even be against the idea of applying for jobs that have a really crappy rate. If they want you to do it, then you give them your price and you just ignore the listed price. Personally, I don't care if I'm wasting 30 cents on a proposal. It's worth the shot just to see what happens. I like discovering the possibilities in everything.
Terry's Quatrain of Solid Rules:
  1. Payment Verified ONLY
  2. Listed price range/good track record ONLY
  3. Pitch at your price range, not necessarily the project's price range
  4. Take chances if you can afford to, otherwise, play it safe.
  5. Getting screwed
If you're successful at UpWork, then you're probably going to get shafted at some point. People are crazy, and there's almost nothing you can do about it. Try to be smart about your work. Don't take on thousands of dollars worth of work without payment milestones along the way. Get paid as quickly as possible and try to aim for a fixed rate over an hourly rate. sometimes, clients expect you to just crap things out fast because they're paying by the hour, and it makes them all emotional with unrealistic expectations. There's a "somewhat fair" process that happens when a dispute arises, but it's really really really worth avoiding at all costs. My leading freelance UpWork friend says "It really sucks when you get a scammer that wants to drag you through the mud over a few bucks and leaves a horrible review on your profile." - don't let that happen to you. If it seems shady, then boot the bastards. If they get unrealistic, then get out of the project as quickly as possible. If you have to take a loss to make them happy, then do it, and never ever ever work with them again. You can't solve mental problems. You aren't a psychiatrist, and you ain't nobody's mama. Life is short, so dump the price-buyers. this is the single most important reason that you should back away from low paying gigs. Price yourself out of the market when it comes to bad clients. It works, and every professional in this forum will tell you that raising their prices is what got rid of all their crappy clients.

Please, feel free to add anything you want, and I'll try to update this post based on clever or highly up-voted advice from the comment section. Hell, I might even remove my weird second paragraph if enough people take this post seriously.
TLDR: UpWorking is the same as email pitching. Here's my pitching process, applied to the confines of the UpWork matrix. Eat Cake.
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2020.10.06 23:44 aweirfukhb I hate everything about everything.

Throwaway account
I am so fucking upset with how my life turned out. Care for a little professional storytime? Take a seat and watch how I continually roll a 1 on a d100.
I had a shit childhood but who didn't?
I left home at 18 and made it on my own, I didn't make an astounding amount of money at first but I worked my way up the ladder. I ended up doing well for myself in software sales and learned everything I needed to know considering I had no college degree. Ive been in sales for 10+ years and I've been one of if not the top-performing exec at every company I worked for.
The last 4 companies I've worked for FUCKED ME and now my resume looks like such utter trash that I can't even get an interview anymore. I made the mistake of working for small startups, I think that's the only thing I'm guilty of.
1) First Sales Manager Job in San Francisco - I was hired to make our sales strategy from the ground up, test it, hire a team and get everyone selling.
Did that - CEO committing fraud and stole thousands upon thousands of dollars from our clients.
Total time of un-referenceable employment - ~6 months
2) Head of Business Development and Sales Los Angeles - No fault here really, but it wasn't a good mutual fit. My experience was adequate for the role but I hated living in Los Angeles and had to leave. Still have a good relationship with the CEO
Total time of employment - 8 months
3)Head of Sales (remote - from NYC) - I KILLED IT at this job. I worked for every penny of my 6 figure salary and then some. Within 5 months I was bringing in $15,000+ MRR and it was RAPIDLY growing. The 2 young founders here hired me for the experience I had at startups in the past (before this rant started). Well for some fucked up reason they decided to update our software in a big "2.0" release without doing ANY FUCKING alpha/beta testing and released it to our entire client base. Needless to say, it was riddled with bugs and errors. Within a week we'd lost 70% of our entire portfolio of clients and by week 2 the investors made them fire everyone and start again from scratch.
Time of employment - 8 months
Took a professional (and pay) step back after having difficulty job hunting as now my resume looked like I was some job hopper.
4) Senior Sales Executive (remote - Pennsylvania)- I actually took this position under the VP of sales of the company who was a mentor to me in my earlier days. He was my first Director of Sales at a "real job" and I love and respect the man. After having such a hard time finding work I called him and said, "Hey, I need some help would you be willing to hire me again" and he did - without a moment of hesitation but with a caveat - this was a bootstrapped startup and he himself took a big pay cut to work there because he believed in the product. He felt bad paying me what he did knowing what I brought to the table but I was thankful for the job and happy to be working with him again.
Well we sold software into the automotive repair industry, I took the job in October of 2019. Then COVID-19 hits and the US goes into lockdown. Well nobody is driving their cars into repair shops anymore, repair shops are closing left and right and obviously not spending money on software they would like but don't need. They regretfully did not have the funds to keep me on board and I completely understand the reasons for it. They kept me on as long as they could hoping covid would go away and it didn't. I was let go in June 2020.
Total time of employment - 8 months.

So here we are, in October of fucking 2020. I've lost and sold everything. My cousin has a spare bedroom he let me rent for super cheap and now I can't even afford to pay him rent. I can't get a job interview to save my life, I filed for unemployment forever ago, was approved for it, and never have received a penny. I've called, emailed, called again, tried to get in contact with anybody, and never can. So I guess that's not happening.
I miss my old life, I hate my new life. I'm 31 years old lived all the country from San Francisco to NYC and I'm now something similar to a mooch who can't even support himself freeloading of his cousin.
All I want these days is a mediocre job that allows me to use the skills I've learned over the last 10 years of my professional career to carve out something of a life. A shitty apartment, maybe even a shitty car or a dog if I may be so bold.
I went from the gutter, to making 6 figures, to back to the gutter.
I fucking hate everything about everything
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