On this thing called The Internet it’s difficult to move for inspirational quotes here and personal mantras there. Now, we’re not saying that Gandhi doesn’t have a lot to offer (peace bro, seriously), but – maybe it’s just us – we prefer to get our practical advice from people succeeding in the here and now. People who, you know, are still alive.
So how exactly does one get a job with an entrepreneur? What do they look for in their hires, what floats their boat at interview, how big a bribe are we talking – how exactly can you, mere mortal, hack the employment system?
Recognising outstanding achievement within the UK Asian community, the annual Asian Achievers Awards 2013 took place on the 6th September – and we are beyond proud to announce that Enternships CEO Rajeeb Dey was honoured with the prize for Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Well done Raj. Now, back to work.
Inspired by that blog about funding? Bored of uni? Think starting your own business is an impossible dream? Today we feature a blog from someone who really did take the plunge into starting a business- and did it a way you might not have thought of. Nathan Cruz Coulson tells us all…
A Cambridge graduate with seven companies under his belt to date – it’s unlikely we’re going to find more practical entrepreneurship experience than in the young but brilliant Ivan Mazour. Set to launch his brand new ecommerce company, Ometria, and with a heap of advice for young job-seekers, we sat down with him to steal glorious magic from his brain… Continue reading Interview with Ivan Mazour, Ometria, CEO of the week: “There’s only one thing that matters, and that’s the team.”
There’s only one headline in the UK this week, and it belongs to Maggie Thatcher. With both plaudits and vitriol being poured on the late Iron Lady, no matter what your political leaning it’s undeniably a great time to look back at her legacy, and see how entrepreneurs today felt about growing up under – arguably – the most impressive, not to mention infamous, go-getter the nation has ever seen. Continue reading Margaret Thatcher’s Death: The Entrepreneurs’ Reaction
Want to use your career to change the world for the better? You could do a lot worse than taking a leaf out of Stephen Bediako’s book – an exhaustingly talented individual whose mission of social good echoes in every project he spearheads. So what can future pioneers learn from him? We picked his brain to find out… Continue reading INTERVIEW! Stephen Bediako, Project Oracle talks Social Entrepreneurship
Day 4 – and I’m still alive. Last night was a great opportunity to catch up with Bill Reese: the CEO of International Youth Foundation. I first met Bill in 2008 when i was awarded the YouthActionNet Global Fellowship for establishing Student Voice, and it was wonderful to hear his plans to re-engage the YAN Fellows Alumni and the IYFs by developing mentoring opportunities between new Fellows and alumni. Continue reading Davos 2013: Diary of a Young Global Leader #Day 4
There’s certainly no doubt that many fresh, promising young people are entering the job market – but the integration of these new graduates into the traditional workforce isn’t exactly going smoothly. There seems to be a disconnect between the values and passions of the ‘Generation Y’ and those who came before them. But why? And what can companies do to ensure they attract, keep and continue to inspire young talent? Continue reading Generation Y: Are We Brats?