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Starting a concept from square one isn't easy. But being first to market can put you one step closer to becoming the next big thing.

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Consult with customers, don't cajole them.

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19:00:00 -0500

To be one of the 10 percent of businesses that actually become legitimate you have to show a tremendous amount of dedication, and put in an insane amount of time.

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 18:30:00 -0500

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Don't assume that all investors are the same, just because their money is always the same color.

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Sat, 03 Oct 2015 23:48:00 -0500

Growth entrepreneurs learn early to spend the capital they have and constantly seek new funding. You become acclimated to running lean and stretching your money thin. At some point though, to make the transition to even greater growth coming out of your initial funding rounds, you need to learn how to run lean and hold cash in reserves. It takes a change in thinking and managing to keep your hands off the lockbox of reserve capital, but it is extremely critical if you’re planning for big growth.

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 22:33:00 -0500

As a former CMO-turned professor, I am now being connected with more young people. I’ve found, however, that there is a wide variance in the effectiveness with which people attempt to network. On one end of the spectrum is the individual who is respectful of your time, is organized and prepared for the conversation and who follows up on advice given. On the other end of the spectrum is the person who keeps coming back for more and more time, is disorganized and unprepared for conversations, and who drops the ball only to reappear 6 months later with another request. Given the importance of learning how to network effectively, I thought I’d offer 10 suggestions for how to do so without aggravating the individual with whom you are asking a favor.

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 16:17:00 -0500

From March 2015, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino speaks during a news conference at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Syracuse, N.Y. Not only did the University of Louisville men's basketball program win the national title in 2013, but for the last four years they have been atop the Forbes rankings of [...]

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 15:24:00 -0500

  The ongoing journey to extract every last secret out of Destiny’s The Taken King expansion is almost as fun as playing the game itself. Mysteries have always been tucked away inside Destiny, but ever since the discovery of the secret Black Spindle mission buried inside a Daily Heroic quest, things [...]

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Apple is playing with fire with its new iOS 9 update...

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We might know more about the connection between gun ownership and gun violence if government scientists were allowed to study it. But they’re not.

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 20:29:00 -0500

We should treat gun violence like we treat other public health problems, the Surgeon General says.

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:02:00 -0500

Robert F. Smith makes his debut on the Forbes 400 as the second-richest African-American, based on years of hard work and high achievement in the software industry.

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:30:00 -0500

Charles Koch talks about his business philosophy, disillusionment with the Republican Party, and how he wants to harness the same principles to "change the trajectory" of U.S. politics.

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 16:11:00 -0500

What if you had the opportunity to ask today’s most successful leaders to identify the single most important lesson they’ve learned on a given topic? And what if those same leaders were willing to drill down on their personal experiences and share key insights in an honest and relevant way? [...]

Sun, 27 Sep 2015 15:56:00 -0500

This entrepreneur used Periscope to increase his user community by 1,000 viewers in 4 weeks and has used the platform to find and close sales.

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Hunting Down the Right Job
By CE&CC :: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 :: 28818 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Business & Finance, Chaldean Education & Career Center
Michigan, USA - Chaldeans should know that a job search is less like a sprint and more like a marathon.  Without this attitude, Chaldean job-hunters will view every day as a laborious burden that does not produce results. You’ll risk losing focus, motivation, and direction. You’ll neither write nor interview well, and your search may take even longer.

In today’s challenging job market, many Chaldean job-hunters are finding that the search takes somewhat more time than they anticipated. Regardless of what expectations you may have or may hear, Chaldeans should assume a time frame of at least 10 months for their search. Chaldeans in Michigan, due to their poor economic condition and high taxes, should consider a year to a year and a half. 

The next step is to identify your unique skills, strengths, experience, and traits. This can be difficult for Chaldeans. Chaldeans so often take their own capabilities for granted. So spend some time considering your skills—or ask a friend or colleague to help you. Jot them down from the most simple to the more complex.

Be sure to use a computer.  It will make the future steps that use the information much easier.  Next, decide which ones are relevant to the various positions for which you may apply. This becomes especially important if you’re transferring skills to a new job or industry. In every case, identifying what you can do and what sets you apart from other candidates is essential.

With the list in hand take the information and begin creating resumes.  You should have a few resumes that are standard and there will be resumes that address specific jobs. 

The resume is something tangible to offer friends, family, and employers.  If you have not done so in the past it is high time you start the most important part of job-hunting – Network! 


You can’t start soon enough or do too much networking.  If you have not been involved in associations, church, clubs, or groups it is time to get involved.  While it would have been much better to have established your affiliation there is still hope for your involvement. 

You’re planning your future, after all, so take charge! Begin by listing all the people to whom you can talk. Not only those who may have the job you want. Anyone and everyone can spread the word that you are—or will be— searching for a new position. Whether it’s passing along your resume, providing a referral or simply keeping you in mind should an opportunity arise to mention your name, there’s something for everyone to do! As soon as you know you’ll be looking, draft your list. Begin with the names of friends and family. To that, add current work contacts, previous employers, co-workers, fellow alumni, and so on. 

Always carry index cards for jotting down names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of those who are willing to offer assistance—you never know whom you’ll meet so be prepared. Print up “Info Cards” which are like business cards for you to distribute at opportune moments; these should provide your name, e-mail address, address, and phone number(s) along with a very brief description of the type of position you seek.

Research and seize every opportunity to network—including clubs and associations in your local area, groups, holidays, conventions, weddings, and reunions when you’re likely to encounter people you don’t see regularly.

This information is brought to you by the Chaldean Education and Career Center (CE&CC).  The CE&CC is an education and career service center for the Chaldean community. The Center is a group of Chaldean educators and career counselors that actively support the Chaldean community.  Some of the Center’s recent programs include education policy board, tutoring book, career counseling, job search services, scholarship search, community workshops, community employment bank, and more.  To learn more about the Chaldean Education and Career Center please visit the CECC community webpage on or e-mail or for further assistance.