career advice

Start Small: Why Small Companies Make Great First Jobs

by / ⠀Career Advice / May 11, 2014

Big companies dominate our lives. We use our iPhone to search Google, log on to Facebook to interact with our friends, and shop on Amazon. It can be hard to remember that smaller companies even exist, particularly when it’s time to look for a job. Many job seekers look to the big companies first, thinking they offer the best platform to launch a successful career. Working for a…

Why Learning to Say NO is Good For Your Career

by / ⠀Career Advice / May 6, 2014

Well, let’s face it! We all have been in a situation when our boss knowingly or unknowingly makes us work beyond we actually would want to. There have been times when we are already running short on a deadline and still, owing to our inability to say a simple “no”, we take on another assignment which obviously would make us curse ourselves later on. So, what is it…

Where You Should Sit for an Interview or Meeting

by / ⠀Career Advice / May 2, 2014

If you’ve graduated from college somewhat recently, you probably still remember the delicate art of choosing where to sit in your classes. When you were in a large classroom with hundreds of other people, you could either choose a seat towards the middle or back to remain anonymous, or you could choose a seat closer to the front to avoid being distracted. When you were in a smaller…

5 Reasons Why All Entrepreneurs Should be Bilingual

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 18, 2014

To become a successful entrepreneur, you need lots of initiative and you must be ready to take risks. No entrepreneur can expect to achieve his or her goals without risks and initiative, even in a country like the U.S. where entrepreneurs and small businesses are become more and more common every year. In a report published by Forbes Magazine, six years worth of data based on small businesses…

5 Creative Ways to Visualizing Your Resume

by / ⠀Career Advice / April 17, 2014

Finding creative ways to get ahead of your competition for jobs is vital because at the moment it is an employer’s market. Add to that that college students have it even tougher because they have no experience and so have to work harder to stand out. That is why adding a visual element to your resume is a great idea. The HR staff have to look at resumes…

How to Use a Business Plan Template as a Resume Writing Tactic

by / ⠀Career Advice / April 16, 2014

Young professionals, with an entrepreneurial mindset, like us, should take advantage of traditional business management tools as tactics in our career planning strategy. I believe professionals should start implementing a “business management” framework to assess their career goals and define objectives with one clear end in mind: a tailored resume that highlights your top talent potential. How to put together a resume that reads as a business plan?…

All Alone, Surrounded By Friends

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 15, 2014

Sitting in a room with all my friends, I realize that I am so much different than they are… MY FRIENDS…the people I chose that I am going to probably be around for the rest of my life. How is it that their views on life and business can be so different than my own? None of them can see an opportunity when it hits them in the…

5 Reasons Your Job Application Didn’t Get a Response (And What You Can Do About It!)

by / ⠀Career Advice / April 12, 2014

  In the midst of an arduous job hunt, you will find that many of your applications and resumes are not getting the response you expected from employers, let alone a response at all. More likely than not, you won’t even get a rejection letter from 90% of the places you are applying to. Why is this? 1. Competition/ATS One of the most prominent reasons that you didn’t…

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