Lessons In Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship can be taught. It’s just not being taught very well.
At least that’s the view of Bill Aulet, the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, a research and teaching program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Educators spend too much time regaling students with tales from the trenches and not enough time providing clear directions, says Mr. Aulet, who worked for more than a decade at IBM before launching a series of startups, including 3-D imaging company SensAble Technologies Inc. Read more from the Wall Street Journal…
How To Write A Resume For The Manufacturing Industry
The keys to writing a winning résumé in any industry are to demonstrate your knowledge and experience, position yourself as a skilled individual who is a good match with the company, and show that you know and understand the field. But when it comes to manufacturing, hiring managers are looking for more. Not only do they expect you to know your industry, but they look for résumés that are formatted a certain way, demonstrate specific experience and prove that a candidate fits with the industry’s culture.
Experts weigh in on how to write a résumé in the manufacturing industry, as well as what mistakes to avoid. Read more from MSN Careers…
You Can’t Let It Get You Down
Searching for a new job is one of those times in life where you have to put your best foot forward and be at your very best in order to sell yourself in the market. However, in today’s economy, the job search can quickly and easily become so frustrating and even demoralizing, that putting on a happy face becomes more and more difficult – yet it has to be done.
A study conducted in 2008 found that those who stayed positive and persistent found a job sooner than those who did not. Lisa Esposito, writing about the results, quotes the study’s co-author, Ruth Kanfer, as saying, “It’s very, very tough. It’s not like learning a skill, where maintaining a positive attitude can be easier as you see improvement with your effort. You submit resumes, but get almost no feedback on how you’re doing or what you could do to improve your chances of finding a job.” Read more from Beyond.com…