50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

These days, it seems everybody wants to be a successful entrepreneur and own their own business. But what does it really take to become that?

According to an article by Entrepreneur, here are 50 habits that prove you were born to be an entrepreneur.

1. You can’t sit still. You’re always itching to come up with something, and do something great.

2. You’re always coming up with ideas. Good or bad, the flow of ideas never stops.

3. You can pinpoint flaws in other ideas. It comes naturally to you.

4. You marvel at successful business owners. Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are just a few of your heroes.

5. You get excited when you see a successful business in action. Whether it’s a local bar or a supermarket franchise, you can’t help but smile when you see a good business.

6. You constantly think of ways to improve your employer’s business. When you’re at work, you only think about how it could be better.

7. You hate being told what to do. You’re resentful of taking orders.

8. You love to learn new things. How tos and tutorials are what you’re all about.

9. You take things apart to see how they work. Remotes, toasters, phones — you love to see the inner workings.

10. You dream of wealth. Money isn’t everything, but you can’t help but have it on your mind.

11. You don’t give up easily. You face tough challenges but keep going.

12. You’re disciplined in your habits. You have set routines that don’t get broken easily.

13. You aren’t afraid of hard work. You give everything in your life 100 percent.

14. You have a high threshold for risk. You don’t take blind risks, but you don’t stay complacent either.

15. You meet as many people as you can. You aren’t afraid to branch out and meet new people.

16. You talk to everyone you meet. Strangers aren’t intimidating to you.

17. You bounce back from failure. You’ve experienced crushing failure, but it’s never stopped you from coming back.

18. You like calling the shots. You like the sound of being a director.

19. You set goals for yourself. Big or small, goals fill your life.

20. You help people whenever you can. You’re interested in the greater good.

If you want to read the remaining habits, head over to the entrepreneur.com website and read the article. You can find it here

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Recipe for success

Imagine having an idea that no one before you has had. Imagine making that idea a reality and your invention benefitting the world. A lot of us dream of that moment, to create something truly useful that will improve people’s lives. Nowadays, this is easier than before. There are many startups that have truly unique ideas at their core. Because of the digital age we live in, there are virtually no limits to what we can create. But what does it take to be a pioneer?

Well the most important thing, is to not set out to become a pioneer. If your goal is just to invent something or to create something that hasn’t been created before, then chances are high that it will never happen. You have to discover your passion, something you enjoy doing, immerse yourself in it and then you can start working on creating something that doesn’t exist.

The best ideas come at the most random moments. Like J. K. Rowling for example, she had the first idea of Harry Potter on a train ride and now it is one of the most popular books of all time. You never know when you will think of something incredible, but there is no point in stressing it or forcing it.

“People who end up as ‘first’ don’t actually set out to be first. They set out to do something they love” – Condoleza Rice.

The recipe for success isn’t money or being a genius. It means doing something you love, pursuing it and eventually you will be successful. That doesn’t mean that everyone who is doing something they love will suddenly have a million dollar idea, but at least they will be happy with what they’re doing.


32 tips to make your CV stand out!

(this is an excerpt from an article by StandOutCV – find the link to the full article below)

1. Do your research

The very first tip to consider comes well before you start writing your CV… Researching your target roles.

For your CV to be successful, it needs to contain the skills and experience that your desired employers are looking for.

Hit the job boards, scan through lots of relevant job adverts and make a list of the most sought after requirements for your target roles.

Once you have this list, you know exactly what skills and knowledge you should be highlighting in your CV.

This is a crucial step – without it, you will simply be using guesswork to create your CV

2. Break text up

Huge chunks of text are off-putting for readers and make it difficult for recruiters to pick out the information they need.

If you were reading hundreds of CVs every week, would you want to wade through a paragraph like this one below?

Make it easy for recruiters to spot your talents by breaking text up into easily digestible sections.

3. Add a punchy profile to your CV

The top of your CV is hugely important, as it the very first thing a recruiter or hiring manager will see upon opening it.

Make a big impact by selling yourself with an attractive CV profile.

Keep it short and sharp in order to hold readers’ attention, summarise your most valuable skills and highlight the benefits of employing you.

4. Use a core skills section

A core skills section is a bullet pointed list that sits just under your profile.

It can include anything from industry experience and qualifications to skills and IT knowledge.

The purpose is to give readers a very quick snapshot of your offering so that they can see that you are a good fit for their vacancy at first glance.

For best results, tailor these points to reflect the requirements of the jobs you are applying for

5. Use a professional email address

Every part of your CV will be judged by employers, so it needs to reflect your professionalism at all times.

If you’ve labelled the top of your CV with an email address like badboy247@gmail.com, it won’t create the best first impression.

Don’t do this

Use something simple like your full name to keep the document looking professional.

6. Show your impact

When writing your CV role descriptions, it’s important to show your responsibilities.

But it’s even better to show what impact your actions have for your employers.

For example, instead of just writing:

“Sourcing and approaching potential customers.”

Expand to show your impact:

“Sourcing and approaching potential customers to generate leads for the sales team and build pipeline.”

You may not be able to do this for every point on your CV, but always try to where possible.

The infographic below shows some great ways you can show your impact

7 ways to prove impact in your CV

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7. Structure your CV for easy navigation

With recruiters often receiving hundreds of CVs for every job they advertise, it pays off to make yours easy to read.

Use the diagram below to structure your CV and ensure it is easily navigated and readers can find the information they want without any hassle.

8. Give a high level summary of your roles

Delving into the nitty gritty details of your roles without first setting the scene, can be confusing for readers.

Give your role descriptions some context by heading them up with a high level summary that explains what the employer does, where you sit within the organisation and how your role benefits the employer.

Now the details of your roles will make a lot more sense to recruiters, because they will be able to see how your work feeds into the overall success of your employers.

9. Avoid generic clichés

CV clichés are terms like:

“hard working” 

“team player”


“out-of-the-box thinker”

These phrases may appear impressive at first glance, but they don’t actually tell recruiters anything factual about you.

If you want to show employers that you are a hard-working team player, don’t simply state the fact; instead use examples of the results you have achieved within team settings to prove it.

10. Tailor your CV to every job you apply for

Although your CV will be tailored towards the general type of roles you are applying to, you can give each application a boost by tweaking the CV even further, every time you apply for a different role.

Assess each job advert before applying and make sure that your CV is highlighting the most important requirements for each one.

If you are hiding any crucial skills that are required for a particular role, at the bottom of your CV, then make sure you move them up to the top of the CV for that application and make them prominent.

One quick and simple way to tailor your CV is by swapping your core skills around to reflect the requirements in the job advert.

Read the full article here

With all these great tips you will be sure to create the perfect CV and there will be nothing stopping you from becoming an Entrepreneur2Be abroad!

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Go Further

Have you ever noticed the “Go Further” in the corner of each of our Facebook posts? Or on our website pages? Ever wondered what it means?

“If you aren’t moving forward, you’re falling behind”

In AIESEC in Austria, we want to encourage young people to go further. Further than their regular studies or jobs, further than where their comfort zones end, and indeed, to go further than the borders of their country. Only then, they can grow. We want to empower young people to develop their self-awareness, solution orientation, and world citizenship, and then, in turn, to go even further, and empower others to do the same.

AIESEC offers a platform for young people to do just this. Through each of our exchanges and team experiences, we give young people practical experience in challenging environments, and with this, the chance to explore their own potential and develop leadership qualities in themselves and others. And it all starts with the conscious choice to go further.

Be it through a volunteer experience, through a professional internship or through a startup experience abroad, challenge yourself to go further than the minimum, and to develop yourself a little every day.

You can start right now, with a Global Entrepreneur experience in a startup abroad!