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5 Start-up Entrepreneurs Share Their Recipe To Success

5 Start-up Entrepreneurs Share Their Recipe To Success

In today’s world, successful entrepreneurs have become real Rock stars. Their companies and products reflect their unique personalities and their ‘from 0 to 1’ stories encourage other people to leave their comfort zone and start their own movements. They often appear on the cover of magazines, are interviewed regularly by the media, and have thousands of social media followers around the world. While none of them followed the same path, all these successful startup founders share some common traits that set them apart from the rest and helped them achieve their goals. Here you have some of the key ingredients of their homemade recipe:

1. Nick d’Aloisio: Learn through trial-and-error

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    “I think some entrepreneurs focus too much on the idea, but not enough on the planned implementation. There are so many resources available online that the primary goal of someone wanting to succeed should be to teach themselves all of the necessary skills e.g. programming, business development, design, marketing etc. Be fearless and don’t be afraid of failure. There is no better way to learn than through trial-and-error.”

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    2. Evan Spiegel: Find something you aren’t willing to sell

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      “I am now convinced that the fastest way to figure out if you are doing something truly important to you is to have someone offer you a bunch of money to part with it. The best thing is that, whether you decide to take the money or not, you’ll learn a lot about yourself in the process. If you sell, you will know immediately that it wasn’t the right dream anyways. And if you don’t sell you’re probably onto something. Maybe you have the beginning of something meaningful […] Find something you aren’t willing to sell.”

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      3. Brian Wong: Ask a stranger for advice

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        “Don’t hard sell anyone, especially when first reaching out. Ease into the conversation with a relaxed and friendly tone, maintaining an openness about your intentions. The other person will come up with their own ideas on how they want to work with you and get excited about the prospects.

        At the end of the day, the worst-case scenario is you learn something new. So go ahead – ask a stranger for advice.”

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        4. Ben Chestnut: Stay

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          “It’s hard. And just when you think it can’t get any worse, it does. There’ll be times when it just keeps getting worse and worse and worse. Meanwhile, everyone else around you is getting better and happier and richer. You’ll feel like the only one who hasn’t figured it out yet. You’re sinking, your life sucks, and your business isn’t going anywhere. Oh yeah, and you’re not getting any younger, either. And just when you think about finally throwing in the towel, and saying “f* all this!” that right there is the test that all founders are eventually faced with: when things get too hard, you decide to stay, or you decide to quit. My advice is this: Before you decide, look at all those great, successful businesses that inspired you to start your own. They stayed.”

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          5. Caterina Fake: Make time less precious

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            “Make time less precious. We are way too efficient, making use of every hour, every minute. When you were a kid, didn’t you just spend hours poking sticks in the mud, climbing trees and sitting in them, looking at shells and seaweed that washed up on the shoreline? Time was not precious then, we weren’t trying to stuff an accomplishment into every minute every day, we had time for thoughts and feelings. That was good! Any day spent that way was a day of joy and order. There was so much time.”

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            Last Updated on May 23, 2021

            10 Best Free Job Apps You Need For Effective Job Hunting

            10 Best Free Job Apps You Need For Effective Job Hunting

            Seeking for the right job but not sure how to do it in a more effective way?

            Try job search apps!

            To make the job hunting process easier, I’m recommending 10 best job apps that can help you look for the right match anywhere at any time. The best of all? They’re all free!

            1. jobandtalent

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              Great for browsing new jobs as you commute home via subway, bus or carpool, the jobandtalent app is like a Pinterest for job seekers.

              Easily browse, save and revisit job postings from your smartphone and receive notifications about jobs that match your professional qualifications.

              Download it for iOS and Android.

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              2. Jobr

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                This job hunting app is unique in that it lets you anonymously browse job listings based on your professional resume. If a company that you like also shows an interest in you, the app let’s you chat directly with a company rep. Great for getting your foot in the door and making a memorable impression.

                Download it for iOS.

                3. Monster Job Search

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                  I’m a big fan of Monster. It’s one of the first job sites employers think of when they want to list a new position online. The Monster Job Search app functions pretty similarly to the normal website, so it’s very easy to use for not-so-tech-savvy job hunters.

                  Download it for iOS and Android.

                  4. Jobs and Career Search

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                    This is a good, simple app for browsing global locations for your next job. With a job index of more than 50,000 jobs listed globally, this app is a good choice if you are moving to a new area and want to line a new job up quickly.

                    Download it for iOS.

                    5. Hyper Networking Groups

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                      This job hunting app isn’t so much a job hunting app as it is a connections hunting app. It’s great for learning who’s who in your desired field and forming connections. It also shows you how you and your industry connections are connected via your social networks, so you can follow up with them on your other social sites.

                      Download it for iOS.

                      6. CardDrop

                      CardDrop

                        CardDrop is an awesome job hunting app that let’s you digitally drop and pick up virtual business cards. This app is great for helping you make new connections at seminars, interviews, meetings and conferences. You can also attach social media profiles to the cards you pick up or send to enable easier connecting on social networks.

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                        Download it for Android and iOS.

                        7. Job Interview Questions

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                          Okay, so this app looks kind of outdated, but it’s super useful for getting you into the swing of answering any kind of interview question that is thrown your way. The big benefit of using this app is that it explains to you what your interviewers motivations might be for asking you a specific kind of question. Learn what your interviewer is looking for in your answers and be more prepared for the real interview when the time comes.

                          Download it for Android.

                          8. 101 Interview Questions and Answers

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                            This app is great because it provides guidance about the kinds of answers you should give for each kind of question. Think of it as an essay rubric but for job interview questions.

                            Download it for Android.

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                            9. Job Interview Question-Answer

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                              Feeling confident with your text-answered interview questions but concerned about doing the face-to-face interview? This app prepares you for interacting with your interviewer by simulating an employer asking you questions.

                              You can record your response and see what you look like to the interviewer to understand what movements, vocal pauses, etc. you need to work on.

                              Download this app for iOS and Android.

                              10. HireVue

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                                HireVue is a great job hunting app for those times when your interviewer wants to get some preliminary questions out of the way.

                                When an interested employer wants to interview you, they send you a request via HireVue and you can answer it in your free time, when you’re ready. Your interview might consist of a some FaceTime, some multiple choice questions or open-ended text answers and can be completed and sent to the interviewer when you’re finish.

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                                Download it for Android and iOS.

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