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Three Powerful Lessons Jack Ma Can Teach You about Job Search Setbacks

Three Powerful Lessons Jack Ma Can Teach You about Job Search Setbacks

Born in 1964 like Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma is one of the wealthiest people in the world. As of June 2019, he has a net worth over 35B. His fortunes began to amass when Jack created Alibaba while living in a small apartment in China.

Jack didn’t come from a wealthy family. Like Bezos, he didn’t have any extraordinary financial advantages. Jack grew up in rural China and was two when Mao’s Little Red Book was published in 1966. The Cultural Revolution was in full swing.

Jack eventually grew up and started looking for a job. He applied everywhere, including Kentucky Fried Chicken. They had just come to China, and he felt KFC could be a big career opportunity for him.

At the World Economic Forum Jack said, “Twenty-four people went for the job. Twenty-three were accepted. I was the only guy who wasn’t.”

When is it Time to Leave Your Sales Job?

When is it Time to Leave Your Sales Job?

One of my old bosses gave me an offer on a Friday, and after hearing the details, I said, “I’ll think about it and get back to you on Monday.” 


Then he went wild.

He was a high-level executive and not used to being delayed. “Sonja, leaders decide.”


I gave that some thought. It’s true, leaders do have to make decisions, some of them more difficult than others. 
So how is it that you make difficult decisions?

What’s the best way to pick the job that’s right for you?

Four Simple Ways to Regroup after Not Getting the Job

Four Simple Ways to Regroup after Not Getting the Job

It’s no secret when you don’t get the job, it stinks.

Many times, hours of preparation are involved, new clothing is purchased, and hours of travel have been invested. You’ve had to take a little time off to meet with the prospective employer that you could have spent on leisure.

Sacrifices have been made and including time, money and energy.

Often when you don’t get the job, it seems as if it were for nothing.