Do You Have What It Takes? —DeWese
The SEC can't stand any more heat from another Bernie Madoff scheme. As a matter of fact, you could probably carve out a career slot in prison supervision or as a guard within one of the country club prisons. A Madoff-type resident serving time in one of those cushy correctional facilities is not likely to attack a guard—that is, unless he accidentally drops the prisoner's golf bag.
I'm just trying to help those of you who aren't going to be around in the future. Here's another booming field that's part of the green movement. It's healthy, outside work and you are your own boss: Can and bottle collecting can make you big bucks as you walk the highways of America. I hear you get $0.05 cents for cans and $0.10 cents for bottles in most states.
Then, of course, there is blogging. That's another self-employed job where you write about whatever you feel like. And, if it's good enough, you'll get a lot of advertisers who pay money to advertise on your site.
Okay, get ready to take the test below. Rate yourself on each skill on scale of one to 10, with 10 being outstanding and one being lousy.
1. The first characteristic/skill is honesty. You must be 100 percent full of integrity. If not, forget print sales and apply for one of the careers I mentioned above.
2. Listening skills. Rate yourself and be truthful.
3. Sincerity. This is both a characteristic and a skill. You are not officious or pretentious. You are not self-righteous or condescending.
4. You possess an outward focus on other people vs. on yourself. You are generally regarded as a helpful person. You can quickly list 10 helpful acts that you provided last week. At parties, you ask questions of others and don't bore people with constant chatter about yourself, your children, your dog or you pickup truck.