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Small Steps

What are the smallest steps you can take today that will bring you momentum?

– Look up 1 email address for an employee
– Spend 5 minutes reading a company’s blog
– Follow 3 companies you like on Twitter
– Write down 3 bullet points for what you might say in a pitch video
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Don’t measure a day by the harvest your reap. Measure it by the seeds you plant.

Stop Waiting for your Dream Job

Life is short, so go for your dream job.

But it won’t happen if you wait around. 80% of job opps aren’t even listed to the public! You need to forge your path.                                                                

Check out this 4 minute post from, Stop Waiting For Your Dream Job and Go Ask For It. A couple highlights:

“Your dream job isn’t going to fall into your lap. You need to be a little aggressive and create that opportunity. Even if the company of your dreams truly isn’t looking for new employees right now, they will remember you if you make a good impression.”

“Prepare a portfolio of your previous projects to show off your capabilities and experience. After explaining what you have done, tell them your plans for the future. What are you doing to enhance your skills? What could have been improved in previous projects?”

Quote of the Day

“A great many years ago I purchased a fine dictionary. The first thing I did with it was to turn to the word ‘impossible,’ and neatly clip it out of the book. That would not be an unwise thing for you to do.”
— Napoleon Hill