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Want To Become CEO? Consider Getting A Job First

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / October 26, 2012

There is no better career than the one you create. You’ve obviously imagined it a thousand times before; you, CEO, man-in-charge, boss, managerial cowboy! Well, maybe you haven’t thought of yourself as the last one. I’m writing to bust a myth, a lore, the infamous proclamation to begin a startup right after you graduate. In particular, this myth encourages you to take your studies and apply them to a…

Forget the Economy, Build Your Own Job Post-College

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / October 5, 2012

College is under fire. Media personalities, parents, students and politicians have all recently stepped up and mentioned the high (and still rising) tuition costs associated with the typical 4 year degree. As they should. Not only is tuition more expensive than ever, but for the first time in American history there are more unemployed college graduates than non-grads. No longer does 4 years of college (and 100k of…

Want a Job? Get Off the Unemployment Line!

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 25, 2012

And then there were political conventions… As our politicians make impassioned pronouncements about what was and what will be. As dreamers dream and visionaries imagine…  We realize that while some of the pronouncements are true, a portion of the dreams may become reality, and a few of the visionaries will receive a platform to succeed – it’s all about the individual –  you and me – picking ourselves up…

What to Do If You Can’t Find a Job With Your Degree

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 22, 2012

There isn’t anything much more discouraging than spending thousands of dollars on an education only to discover that you are unable to find a job. Because of this startling trend, an increasing number of graduates have begun to take jobs in areas that only require a high school diploma or less, such as being a bartender, server, or call center representative. At a time when the college bills…

5 Ways to Get Me to Hire You

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / April 27, 2012

Show, don’t tell Think Apple Stores and car dealerships. When you’re selling a big product, five minutes in the driver’s seat is worth hundreds of listed specifications. To a startup, each hire is a huge purchase. Give them a quick chance to see your talent. Applying for a marketing internship? Develop a PR plan for your target company’s next couple months. Tech startup? Find a bug on their…

Everyone Has a Number. What's Yours?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 9, 2011

Everyone has a number.  No, I’m not asking for your number ladies… I’m asking what it would take.  What would it take for you to quit your startup and work for someone else.  Okay, maybe you wouldn’t be fetching coffee all the time, but seriously, what would it take for you to work your ass off for someone else?  Your company goes on hold and you join the…

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