JOB CREATION & CAREER CREATION FOR NON-ENTREPRENEURS: Creating a job or career for yourself is not the same as starting your own business – even though that may be the end result. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset you probably have an idea for a new product or service and may have plans to start your own business. You are not looking for jobs but rather for partners. You plan to work for yourself and at some stage maybe hire others. If you don’t have the entrepreneurial mindset and would rather start a career by being employed, “Job Creation” is probably not where your interests lie at this stage. When and why should you consider Job Creation?
Effective Networking Networking is more than job search. It is an active communication process that involves sharing and reaching out to help you gain insight regarding another person’s activities, interests, needs, perspectives, experience and contacts. Your networking may need extra focus and another dimension once you try to kick start your career. In this article, we will give you some tips on how to network. You are part of several formal and informal networks and you take part in networking all most every day. During your studies your networks most likely grew: fellow students, teachers, people from your student jobs, from volunteering and hopefully people you met at career fairs and other events came into your network.
LinkedIn – “A Killer Profile for Your Job Search” You should have a profile that not only attracts attention but also makes the reader interested in learning more about you. Professional recruiters scan your profile in less than 10 seconds. Social media is where you brand yourself and LinkedIn is still the most comprehensive professional network. LinkedIn is used by recruiters and headhunters to find leads for positions and to check out candidates once they have found them. An updated and complete profile on LinkedIn is important for your job search, networking and your future career. Before you start you should consider: What is your message, who is your target audience and what do you want them
Your Motivation for a New Job Why it is so important in your job search – and so difficult:It seems obvious that you should be able to write your motivation in your job application and be very clear about it. This will help you to make sure that this is really a job for you, and also to convince the recruiter that you are the right person for the job. However, a good motivation seems like the one thing that applicants have a tough time nailing and they often miss the mark altogether. When recruiters are screening cover letters and CV’s they are looking for applicants that stand out in a positive way. They are not just