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What does a person who asks someone they don’t know for a job on LinkedIn have in common with a burglar? They both want something, and they feel like they own the right to have it. That’s the issue. When someone wants something, in the previous case, a job, and go hunting for it…9 times out of 10, it just won’t work. But why? Well consider this example: You’re sitting in the living room of
This summer I had the pleasure of working with young and ambitious individuals from all around the globe (40 countries, 6 continents) and the majority of them were very eager to learn more about networking. Networking is a skill most universities don’t teach, so I decided to write a blog post about networking for our ABC Business Academy community. This 5 steps won’t make you a professional in networking, but I hope it will help
Hustle. Here’s how I defined it, in one tweet: I was in an Uber having a candid conversation with the driver. He studied at Concordia University and just completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Software Engineering. Obviously an intelligent guy, but I could tell he was frustrated, and almost gassed out – he just couldn’t seem to find a job after moving to Toronto,
I often joke by saying that in business class, we’re taught to identify the value proposition of a company – its unique selling proposition (or USP). I often wonder why that necessity is not applicable to the human level – people spend their entire livelihood understanding the things around them and take little or no time to understand themselves. Here’s what Gary Vaynerchuk (a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of VaynerMedia) has to
At one point in our lives, we have all heard people feed us lies about what we should do, how we should act, the person we should be, the career we should pursue…the list never ends. If you had immigrant parents, as I did, you also know that being anything other than a Doctor, Lawyer, or an Engineer is considered “failure”. The sabotaging beliefs of self-doubt leave you feeling useless, valueless, and helpless. The objective of this article