Once you have an idea for your business, what next? Creating a solid business plan is the very foundation of your business. It will help you map every part and ensure you've done the research and planning necessary for every phase. But are traditional business plan formats still relevant to today's entrepreneur?
Can you sum up your business value in 15 seconds? In just about every industry self-presentation is vital, particularly if others' instant assumptions about you are bias and false. Preparing and practicing your 'sales pitch' can be the difference between getting hired or not. Learn how to identify your core values, skills and goals to ensure you always start off every networking opportunity from a strong position.
Once you have established a profession for yourself, you work to gain the experience and expertise that helps you become trusted in your field. Whether your goal is to become recognized as an industry expert or simply to be more proficient in your area of interest, accomplishing this often requires more than just doing your day-to-day job.
Branding plays a vital role in selling a product or service. Just as companies put a great deal of effort into branding their products, job seekers need to be aware of how they brand themselves, too.
When conducting your job search, keep in mind that not every job you have is going to be the job of your dreams. This doesn’t mean you have to take a job you don’t want; it just means that getting your dream job will likely take time and patience.
Karen has a master's degree in
public administration. She works as a facilitator, recording secretary and
strategist on short-term projects for various municipal, county and state
government agencies in Wisconsin.
First define what success means to you. Then you can more easily pinpoint your accomplishments and identify your key success factors.
That list of accomplishments and key success factors can give you a framework for developing an exceptional resume and the talking...
You've heard about the importance of having an elevator
pitch- a brief statement that lasts the length of an elevator ride that
succinctly explains your product or service.
Last spring, Josh had just graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in English literature. Deaf since birth, he had visions of following in his mother’s footsteps. She was a high school English teacher.
Whether you're preparing for your first interview or you've been on more
than you can count, your end goal is always the same- you want to get the job. Having
a successful job interview is an essential step in getting hired for a job