From entertaining games that promote creativity and learning, to utilitarian apps that organize your to-do lists, controversial apps that help you spy on your spouse, and even life-saving apps that monitor your heart rate, if you dream it, you can find it. Because there appear to be inexhaustible markets for online apps (ever hear of iFart and ZitPicker?) – many developers have been led to believe all they need to do for an app to be successful is to… build it and they will come.
In the age of too much information, just about anyone in the business world who wants to write entrepreneurship articles can put their own spin on another Top 10 list or how-to guide. The result is often coverage of topics that have been written to death and an audience that automatically tunes out whenever the same melody is played over and over.
According to Elance, the leading platform for online employment, more and more companies are using social media to attract top talent. Their survey reveals that as many as 40% of young professionals employ social media to search for and get jobs. You can use this trend to your advantage and make your resume stand out.
Do you flat iron those Afro curls because frizzy hair is not vogue in your workplace? Do you pep talk yourself before you clock in, put on a work mask and play pretend for eight hours to create your brand? Or maybe put on warpaint instead of makeup so your colleagues – and boss – would think you are one tough cookie at work?