Tag Archives: equine employment
If you’ve applied for a job recently, you’ve probably looked over that 8½ x 11” summary of your career more times than you can count—and tweaked it just as often—in pursuit of the perfect resume.
But before you add another bullet point, consider this: It’s not always about what you add in—the best changes you can [...]
Have you ever been asked for a curriculum vitae or CV when applying for a job? Did you wonder what the employer was talking about?
For Canadians, curriculum vitae can mean one of two things: 1. It is a document similar to a résumé but much more comprehensive and used primarily in academic settings; 2. It [...]
Confidentiality in a job or employee search can be one of the most critical issues to get right. Here’s how to keep your job or employee search confidential while using the Horsejobs/Equimax system.
If you need to keep your identity confidential when you post a job, set this option at the bottom of your profile page. [...]
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of accepting a new horse job. But, wait! Have you done your homework? Here are nine things you need to be sure about BEFORE you accept a horse job.
1. Be happy with the job offered to you. Despite all sorts [...]
It is time to lay to rest the idea that rich people create jobs. I have been in the horse business for 35 years, and I can attest that customers create jobs, not rich people. No successful business owner, regardless of income or taxation, will hire more workers than needed to [...]
Here are some often missed conflicts of interest that could get you in trouble with your boss.
1. Do you breed or train horses? If you have breeding stock of your own, or you compete in the same type of competition your farm competes in, you have a conflict of interest. Decisions will have [...]
Collaboration (working as a team) is not a natural skill for many equine employees. Here are some tips for maximizing your ability to work as a team member.
1. Get to know your team members. Ask about their hopes and desires. Chat about things they like to do. The [...]
There is no question that something needs to be done about immigration law in the United States. The horse industry hires as many illegals as any industry, probably more than some. The penalties for hiring illegals in the United States are severe. The illegals themselves have little if any protection under [...]
Paying on full or partial commission is common in the horse industry. Commissions on sales of horses, services such as riding lessons, and media advertising are the most common commissionable transactions. Paying on full or partial commission is a good way to reduce the risk for an employer [...]
Years ago I spoke with an employer and asked what he intended to pay for the job he needed to fill. He said $100 per week. I suggested that at that level of salary he would only attract people with serious problems. He replied, “By God that’s what [...]