Entrepreneurship can help you find a job

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Entrepreneurial Activities Job Search Assistance
Performing competitive analysis
Identify your competition = List of companies you can target for employment
Identify the primary technologies used = List of technologies you should learn about
Pricing = General industry knowledge
Define how they reach your clients = How you can reach potential employers
Define your competitive advantages = The best way to sell yourself to employers
Defining a high level marketing plan
Define target client types (large, startup) = List of companies you can target for employment
Define target client industries = List of industries you can target for employment
Define organizations to reach target clients = Places you can network to find employment
Define your PR/networking strategy = Ways to promote yourself in your job search
Performing a gap analysis
What knowledge do I need to acquire? = Increased knowledge makes you more marketable
What certifications do I need to get? = Increased credentials makes you more marketable
What networking organizations to join? = Places you can network to find employment

When reviewing the above examples, note that you don’t have to tell anyone you are thinking about starting your own company unless you decide to move forward.

If you have any questions about your career in IT, please email me at
eric@ManagerMechanics.com
or find me on Twitter at @EricPBloom.

Until next time, work hard, work smart, and continue to grow.

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