Friday, June 29, 2012

AAS Currently Has Several Pre/Post Doctoral/Graduate Positions for Scientists and Engineers

AAS Currently Has Several Pre/Post Doctoral/Graduate Positions Open for Scientists and Engineers

If you are one of the following:
  • Pre-doctoral/Graduate
  • Post-doctoral Graduate
 You have found this information at the right time.

Here are some of the career opportunity fields available for: 
  • Science Engineers
  • Science Managers
  • Software Engineer
  • Physicists
  • Mathematicians
  • Geologists
  • Engineers 
  • Astronomers
and more...

But you must hurry! The deadline for many of them are in the next few days or so.

Apply at AAS HERE

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Can You Launch a Start Up While on Your Day Job?

Can You Launch a Start Up While on Your Day Job?

The answer to this question is: Yes, of course you can! Now, the way in which you juggle your day job and your start up can create some challenges but it is very possible. While you may have the passion for your new business, you will need to use your self discipline and strategic skills to make it work. 

It's obvious you need to stay on your day job, so here is some advice from four entrepreneurs who were able to do it and stay in good standing with their jobs. First, let's hear from Chris Altchek of PolicyMic who says its possible. In fact, he kept his day job with Goldman Sachs before launching his business:

"Many investors will want to speak with former employers as a reference. If you've let your side project get in the way of your full-time commitments, you may be hurting your chances more than you think."
Let's hear from other entrepreneurs who have some good advice on getting your dream start up off the ground and keeping in good graces with your current employer.


Whether it's your job, or whether it's your family, it is very difficult. It's all about long hours. There's the whole thing of finding more time in existing busy lives. Those who manage to do that are really successful."— Eric Lagier, founder of Memolane, a tech company that builds web activity timelines
Work through Lunch Break

"Spending time on Wikifashion allowed me to relax from my work at the treasury. I'd take my laptop into work with me and spend my lunch breaks at the local cafe working on pages, emailing brands and helping out new contributors." —Madeline Veenstra, co-founder of Wikifashion, an online hub where users and brands can share fashion industry information

TIP: Don't forget to begin with a professional business plan for your start up.

"This is something that comes from my own mistakes: don't leverage your income from your day job to do unnatural things early on in the life of your part-time startup ... Constrain yourself financially so you can focus on getting as much done without wasting your valuable resources. Save that money instead so you can put it to good use when you actually are financially constrained." —Willis Jackson, founder of ShownHome, a developer of software for real estate professionals
Respect current employer

"Don't slack at your day job because you're pursuing another passion. Your current employer, and what he or she thinks of you, matters. Many successful entrepreneurs go to their ex-bosses for seed capital. Many investors will want to speak with former employers as a reference. If you've let your side project get in the way of your full-time commitments, you may be hurting your chances more than you think." — Chris Altchek, co-founder of PolicyMic, an online political news source aimed at user engagement
Find out what the remaining 5 other entrepreneurs did to made it happen for them HERE

Get your professional business plan done for your start up here at IWRITE.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

GM Announces 800 New Jobs On Third Shift at TX SUV Plant

GM Plant in Arlington, TX Hiring

GM Announces 800 New Jobs On Third Shift at TX SUV Plant

General Motors announced plans Friday to add a third shift at its SUV plant in Arlington, Texas, as the company continues to ramp up production after deep cuts during the financial crisis.

The additional shift will keep the facility running around the clock, and will generate roughly 800 additional jobs, GM (GM, Fortune 500) said.

The Arlington plant produces Chevrolet Tahoes and Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Cadillac Escalades. GM said demand for full-size SUVs remains "stable," though sales of the Escalade, Yukon and Tahoe are down so far in 2012 versus last year.

If you are interested in applying for jobs with General Motors in Arlington, Texas, click here more for details.

Friday, June 22, 2012

How Writing Down Your Thoughts Are Important To Achieve Goals

Writing on a daily basis can be beneficial to anyone. Lets admit, we all are guilty of going days, weeks, even months without writing. I'm not just talking about writing one or two words, but expressing your thoughts, ideas, and things that you would like to accomplish on paper. Often times we tend to become too busy to write, have more important things to do than to write, or we just don't write at all. It is very important that we take at least 5-15 minutes everyday to write.

Three specific reasons why it is so important to write down your thoughts, ideas, and the things you accomplish daily:

1.) Your thoughts are like specks of small pieces of gold that are found deep in the earth. Just think about it; your thoughts are full of precious imagery and imagination, that produces into an idea. The similarity of gold and writing your thoughts down is this: the earth represents your brain, and gold represents your thoughts. So, if your thoughts are like gold, why don't you cherish it as that?

2.)Your idea set the stage for your success. Anytime your mind produces a thought, that thought eventually turns into an idea,which enfolds into a process called, "Planting a Seed."

3.) Your accomplishments become noticeable. Your accomplishments allows you to appreciate the steps taken forward, even when you may not realize that you have taken those steps. Afterwards, those steps become milestones which you can allow yourself to look back on to see how far you have come in your journey.

"Write because after a while those things we don't acknowledge will be forgotten." -IWRITE, Ltd Co.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Revamp Your Business Plan To Incorporate The Growing Mobile Technology

Small Business Owners Reinvent Themselves By Working Harder and the Growing Technology [Infographic]

Small businesses are stepping up their game in an uncertain economy, according to a survey by Sage Small Business.

The survey of more than 250 small-business owners reveals that they have been working harder and longer now than they were five years ago. While stress may be higher, business owners are employing new strategies, like using mobile apps, to streamline tasks and management.

Sometimes this means updating and revamping your business plan as well. Here at IWRITE Ltd Co, we can help you renew your business plan to incorporate the new and growing mobile and technological strategies emerging every day.

Get your business plan done by IWRITE professionals.

Check out this infographic from Sage to see how else small-business owners have adapted to changing times.

 (See infograhic in larger view HERE)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Government Funded Entrepreneurial University Helps Create Jobs for Business Starters

 The Government's Entrepreneurial University Helps Create Jobs for Business Starters

This is a great opportunity for business starters to get the training they need to start businesses that will be profitable in their field.

The Huffington Post reported:

Intersect Fund, a non-profit group that supports entrepreneurs, is leading the effort. Sponsored by the State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the fund will offer 60-hour training programs for those who are currently unemployed but wish to start their own business.

The program, called Entrepreneurial University or ETPU, which benefits those who have been collecting unemployment benefits for 26 weeks or are no longer eligible, is offered at several locations around the state, including some community colleges. Once the program is completed, the entrepreneurs can borrow up to $10,000 in order to start their business.

"The program's goal is to give participants the tools they need to start profitable businesses. That means knowing where to find one's customer, knowing how to manage the money and knowing how to plan for growth," said Joe Shure, associate director of the Intersect Fund.
If you live in the New Jersey area, you can benefit greatly from this program.  Along with the training, you will need to get your ideas and goals down on paper about what your business is all about and where you see it going years to come. You can benefit from getting a business plan completed by one of our IWRITE representatives who are have the expertise to help you produce a professional business plan.

Good News: Washington state has a Self-Employment Assistance Program or SEAP, through which those collecting unemployment benefits can receive self-employment training and business counseling. Colorado recently extended its job training program for another two years, which trains the unemployed to fill high-demand positions and to run their own business.

So please take advantage of any of these opportunities to become the success you want for your business venture.


Friday, June 15, 2012

How You Can Turn $1,000 Into $1 Million with Your Business

 How You Can Turn $1,000 Into $1 Million with Your Business

In the following article, it describes how a few businesses were interviewed and how they turned a small amount of money into a serious cash flow with their own businesses. Are you put for the challenge and the reward?

Read below about a how these people did it:

Many of these individuals started businesses with less than $1,000 and are now earning more than $1 million per year in revenue. All of them bootstrapped their own business with no outside cash and a minimal capital investment from their own bank account. Here is a brief primer on bootstrapping a business.

So how does one start with very little money and turn that into $1 million per year? Here are five stories of regular people building million-dollar businesses. Also keep in mind many of these businesses came from a passion of what they loved to do.

PostcardMania. Joy Gendusa was a freelancer who wanted to buy some postcards to advertise her business. She was shocked by the unnecessary fees she had to pay just to get some postcards made, so she decided to start her own postcard business with a friendly price structure for customers. PostcardMania was born.

Gendusa started the company with no capital investment and used the money from the first customer to pay the printer for her first postcards. In the early days, the payment schedule was tight. She had to get money from the customers and use that cash to pay her printer, but she kept bringing in new business and eventually built up a little bit of cash.

As PostcardMania continued to grow, Gendusa noticed customers asking for other services. They would say things like, "Who built your website?" or "Can you do email marketing too?" So PostcardMania started branching into those areas as well. Today, the company offers all sorts of advertising and marketing for its clients and makes close to $20 million per year.

As you can see direct sales and marketing is what made her business the success it is today!

Blue Buddha Boutique. Rebeca Mojica went to a Renaissance Festival and noticed a unique metal belt made from chainmaille rings. After searching for something similar, she couldn't find the belts anywhere and decided to try and make her own.

Mojica spent $20 on that first set of rings and sold a few belts to a few friends and family. However, it wasn't until she started teaching other people how to make the belts that she really saw the potential for a business.

Mojica began teaching chainmaille classes and decided to sell the rings and pliers needed to make the belts to her students. She made $300 the first time she sold the supplies. Soon after, Blue Buddha Boutique was born and it rapidly became one of the top sellers of chainmaille jewelry supplies. Blue Buddha Boutique now has 13 employees and is set to break the million dollar mark in 2012.

M&E Painting. Matt Shoup worked as a painter during the summers in college. When he was let go from his job his financial services job a few years later, he decided to start a painting business.
Starting with just $100, Shoup woke up the next day and went door to door in his neighborhood, knocking on houses that looked like they could use a paint job. He enlisted a few friends for help and M&E Painting made more than $500,000 in that first year. Seven years later, the company has more than 4,000 customers and makes between $1.5 and $2.5 million every year. Source

As you can see, the passion to do what these business owners did, resulted in an overflow of revenue for them and with very little money. It did not happen overnight, but with hard work, dedication and a will to do their best, true success happened for them and it can happen for you!!

Take some time out to see what you've been wanting to get started. You may never know what you are losing out on if you never get your business idea and business plan into motion. 

IWRITE can help you with your business plan and get you started on your way to not just dreaming of being a success but really living it!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

IWRITE Can Help Baby Boomers With 2nd Career with New Resume or Business Plan

 IWRITE Can Help Baby Boomers With 2nd Career with New Resume or Business Plan

We know those who are at the retired age are not giving up on being productive in society. The truth is: they don't have to. Read the following article from US News is about how baby boomers are seeking new careers with stride:

Many baby boomers plan to keep working in some capacity after retirement. While some people will delay retirement because they need the money, others will take a job to ward off boredom and keep busy.

Previous generations of retirees may have envisioned retirement as a relaxing, stress-free escape from the demands of the working world. A more labor intensive and often physically demanding work typified earlier careers, and retirement was often necessary for a tired and worn out body.

However, the demands on today’s knowledge workers are more mental than physical. Many baby boomers, who have already begun to reach age 65, are far from physically exhausted and often have much more to give. Few of these active seniors have a physical need to retire from the working world. And many baby boomers are choosing to continue working well beyond age 65...

Instead, retirement can be a time to explore creative new avenues, and put the skills you have cultivated throughout your career to work in new ways. Your second career can be an opportunity to venture down an avenue that has interested you, but that you were unable to pursue due to circumstances. In retirement, you have the freedom to choose what you want to do rather than what you have to do. 

So, there is no reason why anyone has to retire and be made to feel like life is over, because it is not. Baby boomers are free to explore career avenues they dreamed of but were not able to pursue years ago.

Now is the time to get your resume renewed and refreshed. How about getting a business plan done by our IWRITE professionals and getting on the road to operating your own business?

The time is NOW to get started and IWRITE can help you make those critical first steps to pursuing dreams you have always wanted.

Call or contact us today. We will be happy to assist you!


Friday, June 8, 2012

Resume Tips: What To Do If You Have Been Demoted

Job demotion

What To Do If You Have Been Demoted on Your Job

This is an important question to consider. Do you know how you will handle it and move forward? Take a look at the information below and get some insight.

Polish up your résumé and start looking for a new job.

Yes, in an ideal world, you should be training the new person while you are being trained for a higher-level job. That clearly isn't happening here.
There is some reason the boss wants this person in your job. Perhaps these are good reasons, perhaps not. Often we are the worst evaluators of our own performance. Everyone thinks they are above average and doing a fantastic job.

Bosses hate to give negative feedback but one day it could happen. The next time you look around, they tell you, you are demoted.

Without giving it much though at first, make sure to stay positive. This may be a sign to move into a new company with a better future. Just remember that what seems like a negative blow to your ego and livelihood might be a blessing in disguise.

So, take the advice above. Get your resume updated by professionals that will have you ready for that next promising job

 Contact an IWRITE representative to for resume writing services Today


Thursday, June 7, 2012

IWRITE Event: Come Out On June 9th for a Career Development Workshop!

Wondering if you need a cover letter or not?

Come out to IWRITE's next event on June 9th!

Cover letter and Resume Event!

Find Out Why Some Start Ups Succeed and Others Fail

 Find Out Why Some Start Ups Succeed and Others Fail

Why do some startups succeed and others fail?

The Business Insider has some interesting insight on the subject:

Paul Gompers, Anna Kovner, Josh Lerner and David Scharfstein put together a Harvard Business School working paper to answer that question, Performance Persistence in Entrepreneurship.
In it, they answer things like:
Check Out a few of those answers below:

Do serial entrepreneurs have a leg up on first time entrepreneurs?

Answer: Yes. Serial entrepreneurs are more likely to build successful startups.
According to the Harvard researchers, there is performance persistence in entrepreneurship.
They write, "All else equal, a venture-capital-backed entrepreneur who succeeds in a venture (by our definition, starts a company that goes public) has a 30% chance of succeeding in his next venture. By contrast, first-time entrepreneurs have only an 18% chance of succeeding and entrepreneurs who previously failed have a 20% chance of succeeding."  

But we have to state that no one should give up on their dreams for a start up business. Where there is a will, there is a way. We believe if the business dream is desired and sought after to its end, it will be fulfilled.

Who is more likely to get a VC's check; a founder who failed at their last venture or a founder who succeeded?

Answer: If it's the same VC firm, the failed entrepreneur.
Failed entrepreneurs are more likely to get funding than successful entrepreneurs from the same VC firm.
Strange but true.

Is running a successful venture skill, luck or timing?

Answer: Successful entrepreneurs are skilled at timing the market.

Here's why:

According to the Harvard paper, "The industry-year success rate in the first venture is the best predictor of success in the subsequent venture.  Entrepreneurs who succeeded by investing in a good industry and year (e.g., computers in 1983) are far more likely to succeed in their subsequent ventures than those who succeeded by doing better than other firms founded in the same industry and year (e.g., succeeding in computers in 1985).
Read more on the 10 Harvard findings here.

To get started with your business venture, make sure to check out our services. A business plan is your first step to success in your new business.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

You're Invited to IWRITE's next event! Cover Letter and Resume Writing!

 Do you often wonder what you should put on your cover letter?
Do you really need a cover letter?
How long should a resume be?

These are the type of questions that IWRITE will gladly answer for you!

Come out to the Career Development Event on June 9th!

Monday, June 4, 2012

How Recruiters See Your Resume at First Glimpse

How Recruiters See Your Resume at First Glimpse.

The Business Insider suggests this information about how recruiters see your resume in the first 6 seconds:

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior.

According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on candidates.

The study used a scientific technique called “eye tracking” on 30 professional recruiters and examined their eye movements during a 10-week period to "record and analyze where and how long someone focuses when digesting a piece of information or completing a task."

In the short time that they spend with your resume, the study showed recruiters will look at your name, current title and company, current position start and end dates, previous title and company, previous position start and end dates, and education.

If we compare two resumes below through a heatmap and the recruiters' eye movements, you will see that one (on the right) was looked at more thoroughly than the other (on the left) because of its clear and concise format.

*It needs to be noted that you should make it easier for recruiters to find pertinent information by creating a resume with "a clear visual hierarchy and don't include distracting visuals."Source

We at IWRITE can make sure that your resume gets the respect and attention it deserves from recruiters who have time restraints when viewing your resume. They know what they want 'visually' as well as skillfully in their next job candidate so let's make sure yours catches their eye!

Get your resume updated today!


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