Nobody particularly likes making mistakes. Yet, perhaps one of the greatest lessons in business is learning to not be afraid of this possibility. However, another great lesson in business is realizing you don’t always have to learn from the mistakes you make when they do inevitably happen either.
According to Elance, the leading platform for online employment, more and more companies are using social media to attract top talent. Their survey reveals that as many as 40% of young professionals employ social media to search for and get jobs. You can use this trend to your advantage and make your resume stand out.
When you want or need to find a job fast, there is a key to finding the right job. Getting the job you want or being found by the right employer – in today’s crowded human capital marketplace boils down to effectively using keywords and phrases in your searches.
Networking has earned a careerist reputation because it’s often associated with meeting a roomful of people for the purpose of generating leads and getting new business. Your network is your net worth, so building your net worth starts with creating a network.
As more and more freelancers and independent employees are becoming part of a free agent nation, we all can expect that the way work works will be disrupted. Work will change not just by technological advances, but also by the exodus of baby boomers from the workplace and their replacement by millennials.
Everybody likes to win – in life and business. After all, to the victors go the spoils (and history). So it feels like wearing a big, bold, scarlet letter if one fails – especially in a culture where winners are not just handed golden trophies but deified.
Today, online social networks have also turned lucrative venues for creating your brand, finding jobs, making it easier than ever to be screened, interviewed, and hired without pounding the pavement.