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10 Ways for Students to Unleash their Inner CEO

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / August 19, 2013

You want to bust out of graduation ahead of the pack? It’s time to tighten up your CEO skills because you’ll use them right out of the gate. Lucky for you, college campuses are packed with opportunities for students to learn valuable business insights. If you proactively develop these qualities, you won’t have to wait for tough situations to change your ways. It’s not about the résumé. You…

Top Online Resources Every Job Seeker Should Bookmark

by / ⠀Career Advice / August 18, 2013

Do you want to work for Steve Wynn? The smart money says his corporation isn’t going to be posting its next job opening on Monster.com or Craigslist. So where do you find out about that next golden opportunity? More importantly, with all of the scam ads and the commission-only social media sales positions pretending to be high power jobs, how do you know which opportunities are truly worth…

6 Tips to Advance Your Career

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / August 17, 2013

I was able to embark in great conversation with a Subject Matter Expert in career advancement recently.  During that conversation he shared some great gems that are useful for the changing times in Corporate America.  Individuals have to now be innovative with their approach to excel in their career and be able to bring value to the company.  Below I have listed the awesome career advancement tips: 1)     …

6 Ways to Survive Your Next Business Networking Event

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Personal Branding / August 15, 2013

In my personal vision of hell, I’m in large, red party room filled with hundreds of 3-year old children trying to feed me burnt mac and cheese, Phil Collins playing “In The Air Tonight” live on stage, and two gargantuan spiders are serving appetizers — and most importantly, everyone, and I mean everyone there is networking. Unless you’re a self-assured, anxiety-free superhuman, networking probably isn’t your idea of…

Are You Suffocating From Ambition?

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / August 15, 2013

I had an epiphany the other day, perhaps the most significant one I’ve had in a long time. Prior to this epiphany, there was an underlying problem: I didn’t understand why I felt a quiet, but constant, dissatisfaction with life. I have (enough) money, good health, a variety of friends, a strong desire for self-improvement, and an entrepreneur’s grit. Yet, in spite of my good fortune, I felt lost…

Five Reasons You Should Reconnect with Your Old Professors

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / August 12, 2013

At some point, everybody has had a professor who clearly didn’t give two sh*ts about teaching. Whether these “educators” were primarily focused on research or they were simply burnt out on pension, they somehow managed to make you feel even worse about yourself in class (if you decided to show up). My challenge for you is to sift through all of the painful memories and recall those excellent…

Best Practices to Achieve a Better Work-Life Balance

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / August 11, 2013

For most of us, juggling the demands of our career and personal life is an ongoing challenge. Achieving the elusive work-life balance can seem like an impossible feat, especially for those of us who strive to give 100 percent into everything we do. Even if you don’t have much control over the hours you work, you can focus time and energy on creating a successful balance between work…

Startup Weekend Isn’t Just for Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / August 8, 2013

Startup Weekend is the best 54 hours of my year. I’ve helped organize Startup Weekend Columbia for the last two years, and with this year’s event happening in just two short months (September 13th through the 15th), I started to ponder why some people are intimidated by the thought of attending. I hear things like, “I’m not an entrepreneur” or “I’m not a developer” or, even better, “I…

5 Obstacles That Are Demotivating Your Employees

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / August 4, 2013

Employee motivation is vital for the continuing success and development of any business. However, motivators do not only include good salaries and benefits, employers must dig deeper and understand ‘hidden’ employee values to understand what motivates them. Motivating employees can develop efficiency, promote positive relationships and create a stable working environment. For the majority of employees, three main goals motivate them; achievements, respect and having productive relationships with…

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