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Mona Abdel-Halim is the co-founder of Resunate.com , the world’s only resume builder to score and tailor your resume for every job. You can find Mona and Resunate on Facebook and Twitter . Social networking for career enrichment is on the rise. With online networking, you have access to more professionals — and will inevitably make faster connections — as your connections expand throughout your industry. Online networking also gives you the opportunity to put your personal brand on display — a type of communication that may feel like bragging in face-to-face meetings.
Image by World Economic Forum via Flickr The only three true job interview questions are: 1. Can you do the job?
Chris Rickborn is the COO and co-founder for Unrabble , a cloud-computing hiring software company that helps busy startups make great hires. In a startup, hiring a new employee can be a business-changing event. The smaller the organization, the more impact each employee has on its ultimate success.
I had a conversation awhile back with a young entrepreneur that frustrated me beyond belief. It went something like this… “I’m looking for some advice on this amazing idea I have but I can’t tell you anything about it. All I can say is we will be competing with sites like eBay and when this idea gets out everybody is going to try and take it. I mean seriously its amazing and there is nothing like it out there where it’s a win, win, win for everyone involved.
Few people talk about this great productivity tip… You will reach your goals faster and easier if you’re willing to learn from others. Using brilliant, well-crafted resources created specifically for online entrepreneurs improves your online productivity . Below I have a long list of resources, most of which I’ve used myself. The rest come highly recommended from my mentors and online business friends.
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One of the reasons having a business plan is a good first step for starting a business is to answer the fundamental, and critical question of how much money it will take to get the venture started. I've had two good friends who, with different businesses in different years, started strong but failed because they ran out of resources. In the first case, additional funding might have been available had my friend planned better and applied for a larger loan. But when things went bad, his credit suffered and he wasn't able to ask the bank for more money. In the case of my second friend, she probably would have planned to use fewer resources and ramped up more successfully if she had a more detailed estimate of her startup costs.