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Business Reflection
« on: Nov 12, 2011, 06:06 PM »
Consider Setting Up Your Own Business What is it that you are passionate about and capable of doing relatively easily and well? When you are young and free of significant financial or personal commitments such as a family, a mortgage and other debt, you have a unique opportunity to take some risk and consider establishing your own business, if you are so inclined.

Do you have what you consider to be a great idea that you are passionate about and doesn't have huge start up costs? You may be surprised at what you can accomplish. There may be comfort in numbers. Perhaps you could partner with a classmate or a friend whose skills complement your own and set up something together. Continue to Develop Yourself Whilst no learning is wasted, avoid fleeing into an expensive and lengthy graduate program that may not necessarily give you that added advantage, just to postpone the difficult period. As far as possible, seek continuous training and experience that can directly support any chosen career path. Professional qualifications or certifications, or shorter courses to improve your IT and other skills. This can sometimes be of greater value at this time.

Basic skills in languages such as Finnish, German,Chinese and French can give you an edge. Employers will always value employees who strive to develop themselves. Keep abreast of current events and in particular of what is happening in your industry. Be disciplined about keeping your learning alive. The hard reality is that being a graduate never guaranteed anyone immediate employment. As you await the "right" job, open yourself to various opportunities and experiences. Develop a supportive group of friends and cultivate friendships with people who are positive in spite of the challenges. Such people will make the most of this opportunity, and will give you the encouragement you badly need to get through this phase. Despair and depression will only make you less attractive to a potential employer.

Above all, maintain a sense of optimism and resilience and keep your spirits and energy levels up through exercise. It is that strength of character and self-confidence that will make you stand out and help get you through an employer's door or even the door of your own small business.

By Lekan Smart

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Business Reflection
« on: Nov 12, 2011, 06:06 PM »