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4 Strategies for Learning Anything in 20 Hours or Less

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / August 27, 2013

How long does it take to learn a new skill? Not as long as you probably think. Most people have heard of the “10,000 hour rule” – popularized by Malcolm Gladwell in the book Outliers – the idea that it takes at least 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to master a skill. Based on research by Dr. K. Anders Ericsson, the “rule” is valid, as far as it…

How I Utilized PPC Ads To Get Job Interviews

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / August 25, 2013

One of the reasons why this company interviewed me was because I got a little creative in marketing myself. Remember, they are a cutting edge technology company and I really wanted to interview with them. I first created a resume website where I wrote a cover letter, linked to my resume, and listed my contact information. If this step seems daunting to you, I recommend learning how to…

Win at Negotiations With These Simple Tricks

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / August 24, 2013

Negotiations are often associated with strategies, and this comparison seems to be justified at first sight. However, it would mean that a negotiation is a great talent consisting of gamesmanship and other various skills rather than of hard work and investigation abilities. Even though the business world involves some gaming elements, they’re usually related only to transactions and achievements. Smart strategies may not be always that smart The…

Why Generation Y Is Looking For A Job That Doesn’t Exist

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / August 22, 2013

“Generation Y stands at the forefront of the next chapter in mankind’s evolution: experiencing everything while going nowhere” wrote Bob Lutz in a Forbes article, and as a card-carrying member of Gen Y, I’d have to say I agree. No, really, I’d have to say it because I, like the rest of us, am compelled to offer my opinion up to the Internet no matter what the topic.…

5 Ways to Deal with FoMO or the Fear of Missing Out

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / August 20, 2013

FoMO is the dread people feel when they’re afraid of missing a social event, an important conversation among friends, or news. A recent study shows it most significantly affects the under-30 crowd, so it’s a perfect topic to discuss here. From apps that notify you if you’re about to miss an event to rebate services that comp your Internet fees, there are ways to manage your FoMO —…

From Law School to Startup Founder

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / August 19, 2013

After graduating from law school, I decided not to follow my classmates to big law firms, clerkships or public interest organizations. Instead, I decided to try my hand at entrepreneurship to find innovative ways to bring legal services to underserved markets. When I sat down in my favorite coffee shop in February 2011 to write a business plan, I realized that I had no clue where to begin.…

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…

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