We marketers often talk about the consumer’s buying process (awareness->interest->desire->action, for example). We recognize that the Web now plays a huge role in this process. But where do social media fit?
Startups and small businesses are an essential part of ANY country’s economy — despite the growth of numerous multi-billion dollar corporations. We have acknowledged this in many posts (see, for example, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
The Payroll Blog has prepared an excellent infographic on the current state of startups in the United States:
“Startups often represent excitement in the small business world, because of their ability to innovate with great new ideas. Some even grow into giants that become household names and many have created products and services that make our lives easier. Despite a major bump in the road with the recent recession, startups have still grown by 49 percent since 1982. And in their first year, new startups create an average of three million jobs. Obviously, these small businesses serve an important function in our economy. Take a look at our infographic below and find out everything you could want to know about the world of startups, from the best places to launch them to their survival rates and more!”
A great resume can get you in the door for a prospective job. The goal of your resume is to get you through all the filters between your application and the personal interview. Most resumes never make it past the screening stage. SO, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO BE PREPARED FOR YOUR INTERVIEW AND TO BE ABLE TO CONTROL YOUR ANXIETY LEVEL DURING THE INTERVIEW.
“Interviews are tricky. In 45 minutes, you’re supposed to prove you’ve got the qualifications, skills, and attitude to win the job. And on top of all of that, you have to fit in with the team. No pressure! Some job candidates love the thrill of interviews – bring it on! Others dread the thought of them – ugh, I hate this part.”
Here’s an interview quiz from Careerealism. See how YOU do. You should answer ALL questions correctly. They are not hard. Be ready when the time comes for a job interview.
Here are more resources, this time, provided by the UPS Store for Inc.:
“Small business owners are always busy and looking for a way to save money. That’s why The UPS Store has done the research and hand-selected valued partners to provide you with exclusive offers on the products and services that you need most.”
These resources are divided into several categories: