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What is the best Job for an entrepreneur to be?

Ghadeer Almazidi Entrepreneur Alumni (Bilingual)

Last updated on April 15th, 2017

I have studied Entrepreneurship for my bachelor degree and will be graduating soon in less than two months. Been looking for a job that could support what I studied and somehow help me with knowledge and experience to open my own business in the future. I am not sure what kind of business I want to open, However, at least I know the industries I am interested in and where might be my passion.

My challenge is that I have never had any work experience and was not able to find a job that suits my interest or goes hand in hand with Entrepreneurship. Almost all job offers I got were for being a sales person or being involved at a financial consulting company. There is nothing wrong about being a sales person, in fact, marketing is a huge part of any startup. However, I am afraid to be a salesperson and kind of be trapped in that path especially after adding that in my resume as my only experience. As of the financial consulting companies, I always get shady people approaching me at the career fair claiming they had a booth but for some reason couldn't make it and try to convince me about being a part of their financial advisor team. Regardless, I think I am not very picky about choosing my first job, I have applied for big companies, and also small to medium size startups. I am not sure why I don't hear from anybody else.

Kevin Carney Content Marketing works, but needs better tools.

April 15th, 2017

It's not the job, it's the company, by which I mean the people you work with. Find the fastest growing "small" business you can find as they're clearly doing something right. Then do whatever they need done, which is the norm in small businesses anyway.

Oluwatomiwa Afolabi Co-Founder Secured future Foundation

April 17th, 2017

I'd simply suggest Network marketing opportunity for you. Your capacity shall be developed, your managerial abilities shall be put to test and above all, you shall be built

Rodrigo Cauduro Techincal Marketing Guy looking into Extracting valuable information from Big data

April 17th, 2017

You studied entrepreneurship? Did not know that was a thing. My suggestion would be to create a company!

But if you want to get some experience before doing that (what entrepreneurs do!), I would suggest going in to sales. This is probably the toughest part of any company and if your goal is to one day start your own company, you should learn if you are made for sales or if you will need others to help with sales. So maybe the answer is: look for jobs strategically so that you can learn your strong and weak points, what you like and disklike, so that in the future you are better prepared.