Standing Out In An Online Job Search World

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I recently spoke at the Career Transition Institute in Columbus. I was speaking on the job search in a digital world. The trick with this is that the attendees were certainly not digital natives. Many had worked in the same company for years and for whatever reason were displaced and now seeking a job. When they last looked for a job newspaper want-ads and mailing out resumes is how it was done. Today there is an entirely new paradigm. Online is the way the job search world works and to succeed you get to participate.

The way I look at this is the same way I look at promoting entrepreneurial businesses. Tell your story, be real and create value. There is no doubt the people in the audience  had huge knowledge but they were not making it known as they were focusing on resumes and cover letters. Regardless of how good the resume is it is going to look like everyone else’s because that’s the game. If you want to succeed you get to be proactive and show who you are and what you will bring to the prospective employer. Here are a few tips I shared. Read More

Don’t Waste Time Worrying about Other’s Opinions About Your Small Business

 

Your vision is what will drive you and your small business to success. Vision is the north star. Vision leads you forward and allows you to keep going when the shit hits the fan and the wheels are coming off. Vision is why you are doing what you are doing at a deep down, change the world level. The challenge often times is that you might begin to doubt yourself. Do I know what the hell I am doing? Is this really worth it? Why does this happen? Because you are worried bout what other people think. You let their take on your vision create doubt in your mind.

Stop that shit. Don’t worry about what others say. Take what is valuable and dump the rest. Here is a video by Gary Vaynerchuk discussing this.

You can create incredible results. Trust yourself.

Dream, Declare and Most Importantly Deliver

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I have watched people quit their jobs to start the business of their dreams then never start the business only to go back and work in the cubical farm.

I have watched people who have created their dream business then spend more time playing around and taking pats on the back for a job not yet done than they spend on running the business.

I have watched people in college enroll in their dream degree program, kick ass in the classes but not do what it takes to succeed after college.

To be clear, I absolutely believe in Dream, Declare and Deliver. I have seen it work. The challenge in each of these situations is that the people Dreamed and Declared but left out a step. They became distracted because they didn’t focus on Delivering. Read More