It’s a big word, but what does it mean. Well I think most people know that an entrepreneur is someone that starts their own business, but what does it really mean?
Have you ever done something that makes you think, “Why is this so difficult?!”. That’s exactly how we felt when we started Joborilla.ca. We were frustrated with current job websites and knew that we could develop a website that was years ahead of our competition if we just put in the time. It was going to be a long road, but we thought let’s do it and a year later, Joborilla.ca became a reality.
Anyone can build a business from the ground up, but success is hinged upon an unwavering passion for what you are doing, a clear vision of your future success, and dedication of immense amounts of time. The reward? If you are passionate about what you are doing, work no longer feels like work!
So if you are having difficulty finding a job that suits you, or maybe you’re just not truly happy doing what you’re doing? It’s time to take a look at who you really are. Find your passion and then find a “Why is this so difficult?!” moment of your own that relates to your passion. Brainstorm solutions to the problem you identify, research the market, be creative, and go for it!
In these difficult economic times, bring the job to you! You will never need to be hired if you have you own business, so you might as well get started. It’s amazing how many people have great ideas that they just do not pursue. Why don’t they? Think about it.
If anyone has any great ideas or wants to share their entrepreneurial experiences with us we would be more than happy to hear them!
If I told you that the world was shrinking and your life was speeding up would you agree? The Internet is powerful, so powerful that you can receive e-mails in seconds, read news the minute it happens, video chat with people in another hemisphere, do business on a global stage ….I think you get the point.
In order to survive in such a connected society, employers need to keep up with the times. Many employers today may still feel more comfortable posting a job in a newspaper. Yes, it’s tangible. Yes, you can touch it. Yes, you could even cut it out and stick it to your fridge to admire and show your friends, but are you getting the value you deserve and the results that will help your business grow?
Let’s try something…think of someone that you know that does not own a computer.
Can you think of anyone?
Grandpas and grandmas don’t count by the way; I’m talking about someone you know that is currently working, or of age to be employed. I would bet that your left hand would be enough to count the number of people you can think of. Now think how many people today have newspaper subscriptions.
The newspaper contains news, but the problem is that it contains yesterday’s news. People can read the news in real-time on the Internet and this is exactly where your jobs need to be if you are looking to get the best results. Why pay to put a billboard next to a road with no traffic?
Joborilla.ca is designed to help employers harness the power of the Internet. You can post jobs for free in a matter of minutes and reach literally hundreds of local job seekers! See why you should post jobs on Joborilla.ca!
Imagine that you are standing next to a tall house and you want to get up on the roof. You can try jumping up to the roof, stacking up random objects that you find in the yard, or you could do the obvious and climb a ladder. Climbing a ladder would be the fastest, most effective way to get to the roof.
If you are having trouble finding a job, try networking. The next time that you sit down next to someone that you don’t know, start up a conversation. The conversation could be about absolutely anything! You will be amazed where that conversation leads and trust me, the more people you get to know, the easier it will be to get a job.
Think of every new person as a rung on the ladder that you are building to reach your goal of climbing up to the roof. There is some merit in the saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”. Be kind to these people that you meet and try to keep in touch and develop these relationships. As your relationship grows, new doors will open for you left and right that will eventually lead to a job in Saskatoon that you love!
Anyways…time reading this blog today is time that could be better spent finding new friends and contacts! Go put your networking skills to work today and I guarantee it won’t be long before your networking skills put you to work!
Before you read today’s blog entry, open up your resume or grab a copy of it and have a look. Do you see your reflection? I’m not talking about seeing your face on your shiny computer screen, but rather I am asking if your resume reflects exactly who and what you are?
It’s time that you start thinking of your resume like a mirror. Everything you are to employers in Saskatoon is contained in those simple pieces of paper. Imagine 100 resumes laid out in front of you…this is the situation employers face when hiring new employees.
When an employer looks at your resume, they need to see your reflection; if they can’t, there is a great chance that they will move on. Mirror yourself and your attributes and make sure that your resume is showing the REAL you and not a distorted, blurry silhouette. If your resume says you are motivated, hard-working, and creative – you should ensure that when you look at your resume, it looks like someone motivated, hard-working, and creative wrote it!
First, polish your resume. Ever looked at your reflection in a mirror that is smudged or dirty? It’s the same feeling employers get if they look at a resume full of spelling mistakes and minimal formatting. Take the time to read it over and checkout some online resume templates if you need help formatting.
Second, take care of your resume. Try looking at your reflection in a mirror that is cracked or broken. Employers see the same when they’re looking at a resume that is all wrinkly and covered in coffee stains! Keep you resume in mint condition.
Ultimately it is up to you. Your resume can be the mirror in a 5-star hotel or it could be the mirror in a gas station restroom.
Check out our resume tips to learn ten things that will help you spruce up your resume to apply to Saskatoon jobs.