Work From Home Businesses: A Viable Option?Written by David Richter
You have been searching for your next job or new career. You rewrote your resume, created a cover letter, posted both on job sites, attended a couple of career fairs, contacted some recruiters, and sent your information in response to some ads you saw in classifieds. You’ve started networking. You also went on some first interviews, none of which developed into anything further.
You have been searching for roughly two months, and as you take stock of your situation, you realize that you are no further ahead than when you began your search. You have come to a defining point in your job search process.
This may be perfect time to consider taking your talents and channeling them in a completely new direction. If you are ready for a meaningful change, starting your own home-based business may be answer. The rewards could be better than you've ever experienced before in your working life.
Work from home businesses these days usually means an online business. You use your computer to make a living. In most cases, that means you need to sell something. But what if you’re not a salesperson? What if you’ve never sold a thing in your life?
You don’t have to be a salesperson to sell online. In fact, most people starting an online business have never sold anything previously. You begin by looking at knowledge you possess in a particular area. It could be anything you learned extensively that you now can teach or help others to understand. Anything can be sold online.
Your Value Proposition: A Critical Component To Having A Successful Job SearchWritten by David Richter
Your value proposition is a series of statements defining your worth. It is value you bring to table – skills, strengths, core competencies, marketable assets and accomplishments you can declare as your own. Your value proposition describes your uniqueness - your unique gifts. It is what differentiates you from crowd.
Think about some of statements you can make about yourself that reflect skills, strengths and competencies you possess. What makes you uniquely you? What is your value, your worth? Begin to jot down some ideas. You might want to ask someone who knows you well what values they see in you. You may be surprised by what they say. Then begin to formulate best way of stating this.
Your value proposition is cornerstone for all self-introductory communication. It sets tone. It’s how you make your mark. It is how you describe yourself when you are networking, when you are conducting an exploratory meeting with senior management, and when you are interviewing.
Your value proposition should be used as your primary response whenever you are asked these types of questions: • So tell me about yourself? • How are you different from every other candidate? • Why should I consider you for this position? • How do you know you can do job? • Why do I want to get to know you better?
Your value proposition also becomes an integral part of your resume. It is placed at top, so it sets tone. It holds tremendous weight as a differentiating tool, swiftly setting you, and your resume, apart from rest.