Attending an interview almost always creates some negative emotions, no matter how experienced you are, no matter what type of interview and no matter what level of position you are applying for.
Success is a decision. Leadership is a decision. The word “decide” comes from the Latin word “decidare” – meaning “to cut off all other possibilities.” Every great achiever makes a decision about the future they want to create.
Any time you establish any payment plan with any creditor, make sure you get it in writing. If the creditor tries to change the agreement or if it the company is sold to someone else, you will have documentation to support your case. You also want it in writing if it gets paid off so you can go ahead and send it to credit reporting agencies.
The B.C. Securities Commission’s just-released company annnual report shows the commission collected $887,000 from stock market miscreants during the year ending March 31, down from $1.4 million the previous year.
You need to read and understand their company reports and to know their businesses and their prospects. You need to keep yourself updated with the company announcements and industries news.
For example: let’s say a stock was trading at $100 right before their earnings announcement. And you decided to put on a strangle by buying the $105 calls and the $95 puts. And since you only planned on being in the trade for a few days to a few weeks, you got into an option with only a few weeks of time left until expiration. (If you don’t need a lot of time, this helps keep the cost down.) So let’s also say the call was trading at $3.30 and the put was at $3.20.
However, the two words I am about to introduce you to are used specifically to lend believability to your *sales message. Today, people are more skeptical than ever. After all, we’ve seen our leaders, presidents of our countries… say one thing and do another. Over recent years, we’ve also seen public companies (think Enron, or in Australia… think One.Tel and HIH) come up with magical figures for their Annual Report Design… only to just as magically disappear into the ether a short time later.
Keep in mind how earnings estimates are created. Both company executives and brokerage analysts are doing their best to create conservative estimates that the company should easily beat. And when they fall short of those watered down estimates than it points to one of two serious problems.
Show your interest. I used to print out the company annual report and discuss sections with the interviewers (when looking for work) – this blew them away.