Things No One Told Me In University About Job Searching

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<ul><li> 1. Things No One Told Me in University About Business By: Marc Belaiche President TorontoJobs.ca </li> <li> 2. About an (Accounting) EDUCATION..... <ul><li>Degree/Diploma </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Designation </li></ul><ul><li>Stay in touch with your friends/classmates </li></ul><ul><li>Learn as much as you can about Accounting and Business </li></ul><ul><li>Its what you do after education that matters </li></ul></li> <li> 3. About WORK...... <ul><li>Keep Resume Up-To-Date </li></ul><ul><li>Show your interest in work to get promoted! Do more than what is minimum! </li></ul><ul><li>No job is perfect </li></ul><ul><li>Seek guidance/mentor </li></ul></li> <li> 4. About WORK...... <ul><li>Use recruiters to help you </li></ul><ul><li>Can do well working for the man </li></ul><ul><li>Learn the way companies operate/why they do things a certain way </li></ul><ul><li>Hidden Job Market </li></ul></li> <li> 5. About STARTING A BUSINESS...... <ul><li>Start small part-time/summer job </li></ul><ul><li>Do your research/dont start something on a whim </li></ul><ul><li>Do something you know and love </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from all your experience(s) </li></ul></li> <li> 6. About STARTING A BUSINESS...... <ul><li>Learn from mistakes (past and current) </li></ul><ul><li>Follow your gut </li></ul><ul><li>Get financing </li></ul><ul><li>Underestimate Revenues, Overestimate Expenses </li></ul></li> <li> 7. About STARTING A BUSINESS...... <ul><li>Get advice, but make your own decision(s) </li></ul><ul><li>You dont need an idea that no one else has ever done before </li></ul><ul><li>Understand financial statements </li></ul><ul><li>Think Big/Expansion </li></ul></li> <li> 8. About STARTING A BUSINESS...... <ul><li>You will feel like youre all alone </li></ul><ul><li>Understand cash flow </li></ul><ul><li>Shoot for the Stars, Settle for the Moon </li></ul><ul><li>Tax system favours Business owners </li></ul></li> <li> 9. About STARTING A BUSINESS...... <ul><li>Most millionaires own businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Understand how financial info affects decisions </li></ul><ul><li>You will fail its how you bounce back from failures </li></ul><ul><li>Be patient </li></ul></li> <li> 10. About STARTING A BUSINESS...... <ul><li>Have people give you guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Have budgets/targets </li></ul><ul><li>Think outside the box remember, youre different! </li></ul><ul><li>Rich Dad/Poor Dad Robert Kiyosaki </li></ul></li> <li> 11. About FINANCES........ <ul><li>Get your finances/credit in order </li></ul><ul><li>Pay off debts as soon as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Start your RRSP early </li></ul></li> <li> 12. About LIFE..... <ul><li>Politics </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to sell </li></ul><ul><li>University/College time is the best </li></ul><ul><li>Be Nice </li></ul></li> <li> 13. About LIFE..... <ul><li>Network! Network! Network! </li></ul><ul><li>Have an Open Mind your Career may go in many directions </li></ul><ul><li>Follow your dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid Negative people </li></ul></li> <li> 14. About LIFE..... <ul><li>Fly with the Eagles </li></ul><ul><li>Dont rush an important decision </li></ul><ul><li>If you dont understand something, ask </li></ul><ul><li>Take time off/travel to clear your mind </li></ul></li> <li> 15. About LIFE..... <ul><li>Have fun </li></ul><ul><li>Read a lot about your chosen career/industry </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from others who have been there </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own luck </li></ul></li> <li> 16. About LIFE..... <ul><li>People that move up are connected </li></ul><ul><li>Be confident </li></ul><ul><li>Keep Your Life Simple/Free of Clutter </li></ul><ul><li>Speak clearly/communication </li></ul></li> <li> 17. About LIFE..... <ul><li>Dont try to keep up with the Joneses a lot of them are broke! </li></ul><ul><li>Use professional correspondence in business emails </li></ul><ul><li>Set Goals </li></ul></li> <li> 18. Questions/Comments? About TorontoJobs.ca </li> </ul>