5 Tips for Career Builder
Making a succesful thing, espesialy in career builder need a sacrifice. We need an experience of
course, i mean time and want but don't forget for praying. okay let me show you about Jaz-z
experience, he started his career from the a little thing. If you look at what Jay-Z has done with his
career, you might realize that what made him successful is what makes many great leaders
Below are five lessons that I think we can all learn from Jay-Z's career:
1. Find something your passionate about and make it part of your life
Jay-Z is a sports enthusiast. He's a proud Yankees fan and he's been a courtside fixture at
NBA games for years for The Cavaliers, Knicks and Lakers.
Not content with just being a fan, Jay-Z assembled a team (that included Lebron James) in
2003 to play in Entertainers Basketball Classic (EBC) and then became a co-owner of the New
What you can do: Many of us are sports fans, but few of us have the bank account and
business savvy to own an NBA team. However, we can find a way to make one of our
passions part of our everyday life, even if your interest doesn't fit within your current job.
For example, if you are obsessed with politics but you work at a clothing store, you should
leave your opinion of Congress at home. But that doesn't mean you can't start your own
political blog or become a contributor to another one.
That way you can immerse yourself in a subject you love and still improve your analytical
and writing skills to get your career builder. You never know what will become of your side
venture, maybe a new business opportunity.
Maybe nothing will happen beyond gaining readership, but at least you'll have space where
you can indulge your passions.
2. Market yourself
One of the other reasons Jay-Z decided to assemble that basketball team in the EBC? He
knew it was great marketing. He branded a bus with the image of a sneaker he designed for
Reebok, had the team tour in it, all while his music blared.
And then they'd celebrate at the club he owned in New York. It was his project from top to
bottom and he wasn't afraid to promote it.
The odds are slim that somebody will walk up to you and say, "Wow, all that great work you
do? Unbelievable! Let me offer you this high-paying job that is perfect for you."
Instead, make sure you let your boss know when you perform well. Don't brag, but forward
any positive feedback you get from clients or colleagues
If you're looking for a job, piece together an impressive portfolio or résumé. Think about the
awards you've won, leadership positions you've held, and references who will speak
glowingly about you.
Don't play meek when it comes to finding a new job because employers don't have time to
beg you to talk about yourself. Impress them from the beginning. (And if you can afford to
plaster your face on the side of a bus, go ahead.)
3. Know when to move on
In 2003, at the peak of his career (up to that point), he decided to retire. Barely 34, Jay-Z felt
he couldn't top himself, so he decided to walk away. (That said, he un-retired a few years
later, which is something we have criticized before, too. So don't cry "wolf" either.")
Jay-Z retired, but most of us don't have that luxury right now. However, if you're just going
through the motions and the excitement and passion you once had are lacking, then don't
be afraid to look around.
Maybe you need to talk to your boss, find a new job or get into a new industry. Whatever is
right for you, make that move. If you're spending 40 hours each week doing a job that bores
you, then you're wasting a lot of your life.
You'll be so much happier and more productive if you're interested in what you do.
4. Be willing to shake things up
When Jay-Z took over Def Jam records in 2005, he couldn't believe that the business model
hadn't changed for decades, and employees had no incentive to work hard. He wanted to
see people trying new things -- taking risks and competing to be more innovative than the
So he held a retreat with the employees, told them what he wanted, and then began to
transform the organization. Greenburg notes how people were intrigued by the fact that Jay-
Z wanted to learn as much as he could about the business.
When you're not the boss, you can't revamp the organization. But workers can get the
attention of the boss and other leadership by coming forward with new ideas.
If you're the person interacting with customers every day, you know when the process can
be improved and what would make your job more efficient and maybe bring the company
Always be respectful, but don't be afraid to be bold once in a while. It can be the only way
you stand out sometimes.
5. Manage your private life
Jay-Z and Beyoncé are basically music royalty, and when they began quietly dating,
everybody wanted to know about it. Yet, they wouldn't comment on their romance, and
even to this day the married couple is tight-lipped about any personal information.
Therefore you hear more about his and her music than about their personal lives, unlike
some famous people.
You don't need to keep your marriage a secret from your manager, unless you want to, but
your weekend partying or marital bickering don't belong at work.
Often, professionals decide to post Facebook photos of their drunken adventures or get into
a big fight with a spouse over the phone so that the entire office hears. Suddenly your
personal drama overshadows your hard work.
Remember that your professional reputation is a significant factor in promotions, raises and
even layoffs. Don't let a killer keg stand undo your years of hard work. Keep your feet step
foward and being a failfure as a supporter to your career builder.