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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.

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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 about 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.

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Five Things To Know Before Your Start Your First Business

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You’re ready to start your first business. You have probably thought of a million things you need to do to open the business but unless you have been there before there are five things you won’t know that will trip you up.

Everything Costs More Than You Expected ~ You have probably been working on a business a plan that includes forecasts for revenue and expenses. It looks great and you can clearly make this work. Probably not. Most first time entrepreneurs under forecast their expenses and over project their revenue. When you are projecting expenses multiply what you have put in your initial plan by three to five times to get a realistic idea of what your expenses will be. Are your revenue projections still covering expenses? If not you need to do some more prep work.

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