Wealthy family guy needs help

New NsJo24
Jan 10 29 Comments

The title itself is not a clickbait but my family is not crazy wealthy. However we do run some businesses that are close to 100m in annual sales (profit margin is less than 10%).

I can work for my family business stuff right now but I am not that interested in it at the moment. I would like to join a solid company and learn essential skills first before possibly returning to the family business.

However, I haven’t been that successful in terms of landing a nice job. I have about four years of professional career but my resume isn’t that attractive even in my opinion. My previous employers liked me a lot and offered raises but I left the companies because I wasn’t learning enough.

I am wondering if there’s anyone here on Blind who could possibly mentor me through landing a nice job at a solid company. I have some experience with Product and Project Management, Operations, and Marketing.

Meanwhile, I definitely think I can be a good resource for you in the long term, especially if you are intersted in entrepreneurship or manufacturing. Or if you are looking for an immediate compensation(such as money), we could talk about that too.

Thanks for your time!

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TOP 29 Comments
  • Mailchimp / Eng ElroyJet$N
    You’re hustling backwards. If you’re not interested in the family business...learn the tricks of the trade by working at the family business, then branch off and do your own thing. Landing a job at a solid company won’t teach you anything besides how to be an employee.
    Jan 10 1
    • New NsJo24
      OP
      Thanks for the advice here. In fact, I have already spent two of my four years at the family business and I know exactly which skills will take the business to another level. Also, my family members also want me to get some working experience from other places before returning. Hope that explains it
      Jan 10
  • New
    scheme

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    Started blind to get some break from work. Now, I work to get some break from blind.
    schememore
    The title reminded me of those princes from Nigeria.
    Jan 10 1
    • New NsJo24
      OP
      I agree it’s not the best title but I like the number of people reading and commenting on my post
      Jan 10
  • Splunk zerogo-go
    Why the whole background story which jas nothing to do with the request . Simply ask for referral, resume review.

    If i am missing anything please let me know
    Jan 10 1
    • New NsJo24
      OP
      I do believe that there are a lot of genuinely nice people here on blind but I also do think if I share a little bit my background, more people would be interested in networking with me.
      Jan 10
  • Salesforce Ghdvrh
    Oh...
    Jan 10 0
  • I wouldn’t want somebody with your background my team because of very probable, lack of true motivation.
    Jan 10 3
    • That’s great. I’m probably biased because of my personal experience.
      Jan 10
    • Mailchimp / Eng ElroyJet$N
      🙄
      Jan 10
  • Riverbed Technology tETj16
    Happy to help. You can DM me.
    Jan 10 1
    • New NsJo24
      OP
      Thank you. I’ll DM you soon.
      Jan 10
  • Cisco / Eng beast mode
    I feel you bruh - dm me
    Jan 10 5
    • Cisco / Eng not@cisco
      I’ll do that to you if I find out who you are
      Jan 10
    • lol, another keyboard warrior. gtfo loser
      Jan 10
  • New erinn
    What are you specifically hoping to learn that you don’t think you can learn at the family business?
    Jan 10 5
    • LinkedIn purewater
      Go join a marketing automation consultancy. My gf does marketing ops and they use consultants who are also often speakers at marketo. They see a broad range of business cases and use/create industry standards
      Jan 10
    • New erinn
      Have you done all the google/hub spot/hoot suite certifications? Getting good at analytics will be helpful.

      Expert in what type of marketing?

      I second doing consulting you’ll get your feet wet in a lot of different marketing needs or could dive really deep with a specific customer.

      An additional recommendation is to start some side gigs. Find some product that you can flip, automate without acquiring inventory, or a service based brand for a friend of yours that has some other type of expertise. Start these from the ground floor, experiment, and see how you can grow them through different primary methods (social media heavy, funnels, high price, low price, different pricing tiers, events, educational, memes, etc)
      Jan 10
  • Comcast s184je
    Lol.. you want to make all the rookie mistakes on other people's dime before jumping ship to family business huh? I like that. I can answer any questions you might have about tech jobs. No remuneration needed, networking only. Also if you're on reddit, check out r/fatfire
    Jan 10 1
    • New NsJo24
      OP
      No, I actually can bring value to other companies just like everyone else. And that’s why my previous employers wanted to keep me.

      Will I make rookie mistakes along the way? Of course! But who doesn’t? However, the damage will be small because I will not be making extremely important decisions
      Jan 10
  • New Tuskah
    Hi, I can slightly relate to your situation and have gone through this. DM Me, I would be happy to help.

    Questions that would help direct us -
    1. Where do you WANT to be in 5 years? 10 years?
    2. What do you most enjoy doing professionally?
    3. What lowers your motivation professionally? This could be anything such as making cold calls, not closing a sale, not contributing and only being made to follow assigned tasks, and so on
    Jan 11 0

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