Business owners can promote their business for “FREE” and get more local business. Claiming your business listing on places like Google+, Facebook, and YP.com. Make sure all business information is consistent across all of these listings. Encourage customers to leave reviews this is will boost your SEO ranking.
Get together with businesses who serve the same community offering goods, products, and services. Make arrangements to cross promote each others' goods and services by passing leads back and forth, sharing mailings, and making referrals. Contact TradeFirst.com for details.
The easiest way to raise the money to produce the product may be to pre-sell it. By pre-selling your products, you can be sure not to make too many and have a warehouse of unsold goods. You will need to have a solid timeline in place and adhere to it. Otherwise, customers might demand their money back, which could lead to a variety of problems.
Always remember that companies hire because they have specific needs. Use the cover letter to show your understanding of those needs and how you can help. You don’t want to brag, but you do want to position yourself as the best candidate for the position.
Hide! Your regular social media pages from employers using another name. On a resume, including your social media handles is a great way to demonstrate your personality, industry knowledge, and personal brand on your professional social media pages. Employers are nosey using social media to determine if your personal brand image is a good fit for their company brand image. Be careful what you do under your government name.
Get employers to notice your résumé Avoid sentences starting with “Responsible for” or “My job was”. It’s not easy to describe your working experience and accomplishments. By utilizing “action verbs” to begin your phrases, you will ensure that employers will notice your accomplishments. Here are a few great action words: Coordinated. Supervised. Arranged. Developed. Facilitated.
If you really want to know if you’re resume is being, consider for a job opening; you should follow up on your job application. Here’s how to do it the right way!
Give a call. If you haven’t heard back about your job application after two weeks, it’s perfectly acceptable to call the hiring manager. It’s a good idea to know what you’re going to say before following up on a job application and whom you want to contact. Do a little research and find the name of the HR Manager on the company website, Linkedin or social media. If you want to be taken seriously by the gatekeeper (receptionist) know whom you are calling.
Try to secure and interview in the call. Reintroduce yourself, reiterate your interest in the job, and ask if the HR Manager received your resume; follow-up by asking to meet about the job opening suggest a date and time. Good Luck!
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CJ Eason is a nationally recognized expert author with over fifteen years of experience in the career development industry. She is the Community Outreach Director of JobFairGiant.com the largest job fair sponsor in Michigan and Director of Recruiting for HiredinMichigan.com a specialized recruitment firm servicing metropolitan employers. A featured journalist with experience writing for Home Business Magazine, Target Marketing, Retail Integration Magazine and Oakland Press, The Detroit Free Press Newspaper; related writing topics include business start-up, small business marketing and career development.
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