The Entrepreneur and Job Seeker Skill Test

If you want an opportunity to become a reality, go prove it. Pictures and videos count but prove it in front of a live audience. Do it in front of many people.

Job seeker, if numbers on a paper fail to work, then show your prospective customer or boss that you can demonstrate how to get the job done face-to-face. I bet your competition wouldn’t offer proof like that!  Don’t be afraid to test your skills.

In a previous post, I discussed how Having The Right Skills Impacts Your Pay.

Entrepreneurs and job seekers alike could raise their perceived value in front of employers or potential clients in one major way: Allow your skills to be tested.

Don’t allow the fear making mistakes to paralyze you, even if you think you may not have the right stuff.

Through failure and shortcomings, you’ll get the right stuff through practice and training

But you have to go get it. Make it happen.  And all the other relevant clichés.

You may say, “I shouldn’t have to do that! Who else has to do that?”

Exactly. Who else will do that?

Hardly Anyone.

Get it?

Toni Stone was the first woman to play in the old Negro Baseball League. Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Satchel Paige, and Larry Doby all started their careers there. History allows us to view it as a hub of future major league ball players.  Stone is a model for attributes every entrepreneur and job seeker should possess, including:

  • Learning to Thrive  in a Hostile Environment,
  • Learning to Adapt to Changes,
  • Pioneering a Movement for Equality
  • Embracing Challenges and Excelling
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About Mark Anthony Dyson

I am the "The Voice of Job Seekers," career consultant, job seeker advocate, career writer, and founder of this award-winning blog. I help the employed, unemployed, underemployed, and under-appreciated find jobs using job search strategies to navigate the new job market. I aim to give a safe place online to those with different needs, cultures, and ethnicities to find their voice in the job market. Thousands have read my career advice throughout the web as I write about everything from job search strategies to the mobile job search. I have published more than 400 articles on this blog and some of the largest career sites such as Recruiter.com, YouTern, and Come Recommended. I've been quoted in major publications such as on Monster, AOL Jobs, Fortune, Business Insider and Levo League. Both FlexJobs and JobMonkey listed my podcast as one of the top eight podcasts to help your job search. Love for you to sign up for the weekly newsletter. I share the latest articles I've written, new podcast episodes, and answer any questions you may have. The new job search is scary and if you need help, I am here for it!

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