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Archive for April, 2007

Many people dream about starting their own business. A month ago, I wrote an article about why you need to be an entrepreneur. Having started several of my own businesses I’d like to organize some of the necessary steps for you to follow when you venture into this risky but exciting world. In [...]

Many new professionals, even some “seasoned” professionals, struggle with writing formal proposals. Proposals are even more important when owning your own business. They come in handy in various areas such as the office, consulting or selling equipment. I thought this might be helpful for those entrepreneur readers we have frequenting us.

Some Key [...]

An experienced candidate has to have a different resume than what a recent graduate would have. Whereas a new grad’s resume is often general, your resume should be highlighting your previous track record, demonstrating to a potential employer what you bring to the table and what you can add to the organization.
Here are some [...]

Everyone hates paying taxes! Especially when you don’t know where in the world those hard earned tax dollars go. Who does it help? Where does it all go? Is it paying someone to do something? Well, The U.S. government has a specific process of where all of those billions of [...]

Our motto at Career Ramblings is: “If you ask, you shall receive.” After receiving numerous requests to integrate a newsletter sign up list, we have finally done so on the very top of our sidebar. Our Newsletter is free and we will send you an issue about once a month. Obviously we don’t want to [...]

The most important thing once you have created your own business is to get the word out to people. Marketing and public relations are two of the keys to growing your business. There are many ways to do this but for those on a limited budget, the cheaper the better right?
How Do You [...]

It is very important for students to gain “real world” work experience before seeking a full-time career. Books, research and informational interviews are great for understanding the basics of a particular industry. But the reality is, it’s hard to really know how well you’ll take to a specific career field without actually experiencing it.
Work experience [...]

Our intentions with Career Ramblings have always been to provide helpful career resources for our readers, regardless of what stage in your career you are in or in what industry you are in. There are times when our efforts are rewarded. And I don’t mean rewarded financially (although not frowned upon), but rewarded [...]

Most people have either dated a co-worker or have thought about pursuing a co-worker, but there seems to be an underlying hesitance to do so because of the “sexual harassment” fear. It is perfectly okay to ask a co-worker on a date as long as you do not make them feel uncomfortable or imply [...]

*****UPDATE (11:45pm PST): Gunman has now accounted for 31 dead and has shot himself.
This morning, a gunman opened fire in a dorm and classroom at Virginia Tech on Monday, killing 21 people in the deadliest campus shooting in U.S. history. The gunman was killed but it was unclear if he was shot by police [...]

Weekend Quotes #7

This week’s Weekend Quotes revolve around the topic of strength. Strength means so many different things to so many different people. Strength is something that we should all try and uphold as we navigate our daily lives. Having strength to carry out whatever goal you set out to accomplish is an important [...]

Unless you work for yourself and your business becomes an overnight sensation (ie: YouTube, MySpace), it takes years and years to build your reputation and success in what you do. Don Imus has spent the majority of his life building his radio personality career and has recently signed a 5 year, $50 million contract [...]

Many of our readers are young professionals, fathers, mothers, students, people looking to make a career change and/or increase their professional development. Regardless of what industry you are in, where you want to work, or who you are, being able to save money and effectively use it is something we all should consider doing. [...]

Those of you that are familiar with blogging have most likely stumbled upon John Chow dot com and his lessons on how to make money on the internet. It’s a very popular site for bloggers and many are enticed to leave comments since it provides a linkback to your site for being one of [...]

When you’re hungry for a sandwich you step up to the deli counter and ask for it. If you’re in the market for a new car, you go to a dealership and ask to see the model you’re interested in. And if you spot a book you’d like to buy, you ask the clerk [...]

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