Career paths at Wessex

Wessex Institute of Technology, or commonly known as WIT offers several courses on subjects such as Ecosystems and Sustainable development, Building Information Modeling in design, construction and operations, Timber Structures and Engineering, and Sustainable Water Resources Management. They have many other courses on several types of Engineering and Management. There are a great number of courses that you can take to help you head towards the career path that seek. Most of the courses are in management and environmental development, but they have a course for a number of scientific careers.


One Bird in Hand is Worth Two Handy Home Cleaning Unicorns

Silicon Valley uses the term “unicorn” to refer to a start-up, which has raised $1 billion. Unfortunately, “Handy Inc.” a home cleaning service has realized that the amount of venture capital (VC) available in 2016 may be starting to decline. Startup firms must remember that “one bird in the hand is worth two handy home cleaning unicorns.”

“On-Demand Handy Home Cleaning”

The concept is really quite brilliant – “on-demand home cleaning.” Haven’t you ever had a horrible mess and simply not had enough time to clean it up? It might be just before the holidays or after a party. Just contact Handy Inc. to get your apartment, condominium or home cleaned.

For a couple of decades, the mantra has been “growth, growth, growth” for startups, like Handy. But “times are a changin’ ” – during their last financing stage, they were encouraged to focus on profitability. Thus, they settled on their 28 home cleaning markets and started to cut costs.

“Are You Profitable?”

Perhaps, one day’s rise to prominence will be a musical. It basically highlights the joys and pains of running a modern business. As competitors fall, the Handy firm continued to see higher demand.

With higher demand, it must provide more workers. The firm decided to create an “online onboarding process” to hire its cleaning “pros.” This was difficult, but eventually it allowed the firm to lower its costs. The workers eventually figured out the system.

Outsourcing customer service is one more of the common trends, which Handy Inc. had to face. CEO Oisin Hanrahan understood that automation “is the kind of decision that’s difficult emotionally but a no-brainer as a matter of business rationale.” Cash in the hand has become valuable. Perhaps, Handy’s path may be a model for the cost-cutting of the nation as a whole.



LinkedIn Defines Most Needed Skills Says Ricardo Guimarães


Around the world, and especially in Brazil, businesses and other organizations are relying on the web site LinkedIn for their professional recruiting efforts. More and more expert professionals are posting their profiles, including detailed resumes, onto LinkedIn. Ricardo Guimarães, the president of BMG Bank in Brazil, has reported this important data, based on an article Exame Magazine has released. They listed LinkedIn’s list of the 25 most sought-after skill sets. LinkedIn obtained these statistically, based on recruiter searches done on the web site during all of 2015.

Nine countries were included in the study, including the USA, Brazil, and France. Human resource professionals who are experienced in the areas of employee benefits and compensation is an area that grew 15%. LinkedIn has done much of the important work to help businesses understand the realities of today’s business world and helps connect them with the right professionals that are available for a new job. The proof that this list is accurate is the number and frequency of LinkedIn surveys, together with the amazingly large number of registered users, says Ricardo Guimarães.

People are experiencing introductions to leaders in their respective industries that they could obtain in no other way. Other valuable resources provided by LinkedIn include specific tips and news for certain commercial areas. One area, which Ricardo Guimarães has pointed out actually took a nose dive of a 14% decrease in Brazil, is professional recruiting. He says today’s job market is comprised mostly of Exame’s list:

Mobile software development
Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
Web architecture and development frameworks
Quality Assurance (QA) software and usability testing
Integration middleware software
Engineering and data storage
Human resources in Benefits
Information security
Design interfaces
Corporate law and governance
Safety at work
Microsoft stack application development
Business Intelligence
System Review Control (SCR)
Materials Engineering
public policy and international relations
Business development and relationship management
Perl, Python, & Ruby programming languages
Java development
Software Modeling and process design
Social media marketing
Digital marketing
Shell scripting languages

Ricardo Guimarães says it is most important for every professional to track and retain the skills of current demand. Such professionals will be highly rated in any comparisons employers are doing with others listed as available for work on LinkedIn.

The bank has been owned by the Guimarães family since Ricardo’s grandfather founded it as the Land Credit Bank in 1930. One of the most innovative, and at the time seen as a risky change, that Ricardo Guimarães implemented was BMG’s very popular payday loan program.