Emma Jackson

  • 5 Amazing Tricks to Get a Raise

    Asking for a raise, we’ve all been there, haven’t we? The 3 words that I would use to describe the whole process of asking for a raise would be tricky, daunting and nerve-wracking! But here’s the thing, it doesn’t need to be any of those things – as long as you play your cards right. Statistics show that only 44% of women and 48% of men have ever asked for a raise.

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  • LinkedIn 101 for Professionals

    With over 300 million users and 2 new users added each second, LinkedIn is one of the largest, fastest-growing social media networking website out there, and has the unique honor of being the only social network for professionals, job-seekers, head-hunters, as well as company-heads and CEO’s. Safe to say, anyone reading this should have a LinkedIn profile.

    Emma Jackson/ Smart Business Trendsin Social- 37 readers -
  • A Comprehensive Guide to Promoting Your Blog Posts

    More exposure, better search engine rankings, more visitors, more readers… these are just some of the things every blog owner wants for their blog, right? Promoting your blog and the content you put on it remains a task as important as actually writing posts and creating great content… if not more! For many blog owners out there, the process of creating content is easy - actually getting people .

    Emma Jackson/ Smart Business Trendsin Social EMail Content- 17 readers -
  • 5 Ways to be Indispensable at Work

    “The most important thing for workers to understand is that you have to make yourself indispensable. You must make money for your employer or make his life easier, preferably both. Also, you have to learn as much as you can about your chosen endeavor.” - Bill O’Reilly In today’s economy and job environment, no one’s safe or secure.

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  • How to Create Unique and Valuable Content for Your Blog

    Content – or unique and interesting content, rather – is the single-most important thing when it comes to a good blog. Think about it: what makes interesting blogs interesting? What makes you want to go back to those blogs again and again? What makes you return to these blogs? What keeps you hooked to them? Almost every single time, the answer to all those questions will be content.

    Emma Jackson/ Smart Business Trendsin Content- 13 readers -
  • Inspirational Mondays: Mark Cuban Quotes

    Got the Monday blues? Here’s a little Monday inspiration, courtesy Mark Cuban, for all those looking for some much-needed inspiration this fine morning! Because if you’re prepared and you know what it takes, it’s not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there. Preparation is key in anything that you do in life.

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  • How To Avoid Burnout at Work

    It really isn’t a big secret that our lives, and in particular, our work lives are becoming more and more stressful with the passage of each day. We feel frustrated because of our jobs more often than not, and bad days pile to become bad weeks or even bad months. Every day is a struggle and every single day is a ‘bad day at the office.

    Emma Jackson/ Smart Business Trendsin How To's- 5 readers -
  • Why LinkedIn is So Important for Professionals and Job-Seekers

    LinkedIn might not be the most popular of all the social networks out there, but let’s not underestimate its importance, especially when it comes to connecting with industry professionals, furthering your career, hiring and getting hired, as well as for business-to-business (B2B) activities. While it may not boast Facebook or Twitter-like numbers, LinkedIn is still the most po ...

    Emma Jackson/ Smart Business Trendsin Social- 9 readers -
  • 10 Essential WordPress Plugins for Business Websites

    WordPress is amazing for building business blogs and websites from the ground-up. According to stats, it is by far the most popular CMS out there, used by small businesses as well as large multinationals and corporations to power their online presence. We’ve spoken in length about how easy it is to set up a WordPress website for your business on WordPress.

    Emma Jackson/ Smart Business Trendsin Social Blogging- 10 readers -
  • Salary Negotiation Tips (and Why It’s Important)

    Salary negotiations are important – both when you’re first offered a job, and also during performance reviews . It can be an uncomfortable, often nerve-wracking conversation to bring up, and may make you uneasy, especially during a job interview. But nonetheless, negotiating your salary and benefits package that meets your demands, and is on par with industry standards as well ...

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