It can be difficult to know what steps to take when you’re just starting out—whether it’s as a college grad, a job seeker or the founder of your own business.
We asked some of today’s top entrepreneurs, thought leaders, speakers, and bloggers what one piece of career advice they would give to young professionals.
As expected, their answers were both insightful and inspiring.
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Business is a passion for me. Most kids at 18 years old are just entering college, but I was busy starting my first real company.
At the time, I just couldn’t imagine taking two more years of required courses before digging into what I really loved. So I skipped college and sought out mentors to show me the way instead.
Here are three of the best pieces of advice I got along the way to help ensure I’d be a successful entrepreneur:
To land a quality job in this economy, you need the combination of skills that recruiters demand. However, there is often a disconnect between an employer’s immediate needs and the current skill set of the the applicants.
This infographic from DeVry University and the Career Advisory Board details how employers prioritize the skills they value most…
Since entrepreneurship isn’t a cookie-cutter career, everything is pretty much learned along the way. However, I really wish I knew — and accepted – these three things from the very beginning.
Traditionally companies drew from the pool of viable applicants on career sites and job boards.
Today, recruiters and employers are utilizing employee referrals to find the most qualified applicants. Your current employees may hold the key to the perfect candidates.
Check out this interesting infographic from Jobvite. It shows how statistically, referred candidates offer several advantages to employers over those who apply through “outside sources.
When I finally decided to leave my receptionist job, I was exhausted and burned out. I had made my job my number-one priority — and yet I could still barely pay my bills.
I loved what I did, but not the people in charge who showed no appreciation — and less passion. I felt I had enough experience and fresh ideas to start out on my own… it was time to be my own boss…