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ENTREPRENEUR: Created A Social Networking & Resume Site For Workers In The Skilled Trades

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James co-founded "Work Hands," a social networking and resume-sharing site for workers in the skilled trades (such as carpenters, welders, machinists, mechanics, etc). Although both he and his co-founder's families have worked in the skilled trades, James followed a different path for a while: studying and working in technology and business. Despite this, he has always carried the skilled trades in his heart, which prompted him to come up with the idea to use technology in order to advance the careers of trades workers everywhere.

Degree: Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management
Job Title: Founder
Employer: www.WorkHands.us

Job Summary: Entrepreneurs

Job Description

Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled. An entrepreneur sees an opportunity and exercises initiative by organizing a venture to turn an idea into reality. An entrepreneur is often seen as a business leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes.

On-the-Job Training

No

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Entrepreneurship is defined by risks and rewards. Most people who become entrepreneurs are more comfortable with risks; prefer unstructured working and learning environments and collaborating with small team of people.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$0 - $200,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
Not applicable
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Varies Widely, Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Indoor, Office, Remote
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Adventurous, Courageous, Creativity, Leadership ability, Problem solving skills, Public speaking ability, Teamwork, Verbal communication skills, Networking, Organizational skills, People skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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<span m='12050'>their</span> <span m='12170'>hands.</span> </p><p><span m='13390'>The</span> <span m='13510'>idea</span> <span m='13990'>is</span> <span m='14220'>that</span> <span m='14660'>if</span> <span m='14790'>you're</span> <span m='14950'>in</span> <span m='15020'>the</span> <span m='15110'>trades,</span> <span m='15900'>it</span> <span m='16030'>really</span> <span m='16250'>helps</span> <span m='16510'>to</span> <span m='16590'>have</span> <span m='17160'>a</span> <span m='17590'>more</span> <span m='17840'>robust</span> <span m='18240'>portfolio</span> <span m='18820'>of</span> <span m='18920'>what</span> <span m='19070'>you've</span> <span m='19220'>actually</span> <span m='19550'>done</span> <span m='19860'>when</span> <span m='20070'>you're</span> <span m='20200'>looking</span> <span m='20470'>to</span> <span m='20610'>apply</span> <span m='20890'>for</span> <span m='21010'>work.</span> <span m='21370'>So</span> <span m='21790'>if</span> <span m='22100'>you're a</span> <span m='22350'>carpenter,</span> <span m='23040'>it's</span> <span m='23200'>one</span> <span m='23390'>thing</span> <span m='23530'>to</span> <span m='23640'>write</span> <span m='23870'>on</span> <span m='24010'>a</span> <span m='24060'>resume,</span> <span m='24380'>I</span> <span m='24700'>am a</span> <span m='25190'>carpenter.</span> <span m='25680'>It's</span> <span m='25810'>another</span> <span m='26120'>thing</span> <span m='26370'>to</span> <span m='26420'>have</span> <span m='26690'>a</span> <span m='26740'>page</span> <span m='27150'>that's</span> <span m='27330'>your</span> <span m='27570'>own</span> <span m='28100'>that</span> <span m='28240'>really</span> <span m='28470'>allows</span> <span m='28770'>you</span> <span m='28920'>to</span> <span m='28990'>show</span> <span m='29240'>off</span> <span m='29490'>kind</span> <span m='29660'>of</span> <span m='29740'>the</span> <span m='29820'>skills</span> <span m='30290'>and</span> <span m='30370'>experience</span> <span m='30910'>that</span> <span m='31060'>you've</span> <span m='31170'>had</span> <span m='31410'>over</span> <span m='31620'>time.</span> </p><p><span m='32790'>So</span> <span m='33380'>I</span> <span m='33790'>started</span> <span m='34140'>WorkHands</span> <span m='34670'>with</span> <span m='35080'>my</span> <span m='35500'>co-founder.</span> <span m='36100'>Basically, we</span> <span m='36540'>both</span> <span m='36840'>grew</span> <span m='37050'>up</span> <span m='37170'>in</span> <span m='37360'>blue-collar</span> <span m='37820'>families.</span> <span m='39110'>My</span> <span m='39250'>brother</span> <span m='39610'>works</span> <span m='39870'>for</span> <span m='40200'>the</span> <span m='40290'>power</span> <span m='40630'>company.</span> <span m='40915'>He's</span> <span m='41200'>kind</span> <span m='41510'>of</span> <span m='41570'>the</span> <span m='41600'>guy</span> <span m='41790'>that</span> <span m='41970'>builds</span> <span m='42740'>electrical</span> <span m='43210'>hookups</span> <span m='43580'>when</span> <span m='43720'>a</span> <span m='43790'>new</span> <span m='43920'>building</span> <span m='44260'>goes</span> <span m='44450'>in</span> <span m='44550'>the</span> <span m='44620'>ground.</span> </p><p><span m='45890'>And</span> <span m='46390'>I</span> <span m='46520'>didn't</span> <span m='46790'>go</span> <span m='46960'>really</span> <span m='47260'>on</span> <span m='47380'>that</span> <span m='47570'>path.</span> <span m='47870'>I</span> <span m='47920'>kind</span> <span m='48100'>of</span> <span m='48240'>went</span> <span m='48630'>to</span> <span m='48670'>school,</span> <span m='49070'>did</span> <span m='49240'>technology,</span> <span m='49685'>did</span> <span m='50130'>business</span> <span m='50470'>stuff</span> <span m='50700'>for</span> <span m='50830'>a</span> <span m='50890'>while,</span> <span m='52020'>but</span> <span m='52200'>I</span> <span m='52220'>always</span> <span m='52460'>had</span> <span m='52610'>a</span> <span m='52670'>place</span> <span m='53260'>for</span> <span m='53530'>the</span> <span m='53620'>skilled</span> <span m='53880'>trades</span> <span m='54160'>in</span> <span m='54240'>my</span> <span m='54350'>heart.</span> <span m='54650'>And</span> <span m='54950'>after</span> <span m='55200'>being</span> <span m='55460'>out</span> <span m='55580'>here</span> <span m='55760'>in</span> <span m='55820'>Silicon</span> <span m='56230'>Valley</span> <span m='56560'>for</span> <span m='56730'>a</span> <span m='56790'>while,</span> <span m='58130'>said,</span> <span m='58660'>you know,</span> <span m='58790'>it is</span> <span m='59020'>time</span> <span m='59270'>that</span> <span m='59430'>someone</span> <span m='59650'>took</span> <span m='59910'>a</span> <span m='59980'>little</span> <span m='60170'>bit</span> <span m='60310'>of</span> <span m='60400'>this</span> <span m='60580'>technology</span> <span m='61220'>and</span> <span m='61400'>put</span> <span m='61540'>it</span> <span m='61630'>to</span> <span m='61710'>use</span> <span m='61970'>for</span> <span m='62110'>people</span> <span m='62530'>like</span> <span m='62740'>my</span> <span m='62830'>brother</span> <span m='63095'>and</span> <span m='63360'>like</span> <span m='63540'>my</span> <span m='63830'>co-founder's</span> <span m='64209'>family.</span> </p><p><span m='65550'>The</span> <span m='65800'>advice</span> <span m='66090'>I would give to</span> <span m='66380'>kids in</span> <span m='66470'>high</span> <span m='66630'>school</span> <span m='66940'>is</span> <span m='67080'>to</span> <span m='67190'>really</span> <span m='67420'>focus</span> <span m='67970'>on</span> <span m='68300'>two</span> <span m='68460'>things.</span> <span m='68920'>One</span> <span m='69000'>is</span> <span m='69100'>just</span> <span m='69260'>your</span> <span m='69400'>education</span> <span m='70120'>skills</span> <span m='70420'>that you</span> <span m='70660'>acquire</span> <span m='70965'>over</span> <span m='71270'>time.</span> <span m='71890'>The</span> <span m='72080'>other</span> <span m='72290'>is</span> <span m='72390'>the</span> <span m='72470'>people</span> <span m='72800'>that you</span> <span m='73040'>meet.</span> <span m='73320'>So</span> <span m='73670'>a</span> <span m='73730'>lot</span> <span m='74000'>of</span> <span m='74200'>the</span> <span m='74440'>connections</span> <span m='74930'>that</span> <span m='75090'>you</span> <span m='75170'>make-- and</span> <span m='75570'>you</span> <span m='75660'>might</span> <span m='75850'>not</span> <span m='76050'>even</span> <span m='76240'>be</span> <span m='76360'>thinking</span> <span m='76620'>about</span> <span m='76850'>it,</span> <span m='76870'>you</span> <span m='77060'>might</span> <span m='77360'>honestly</span> <span m='77810'>be just</span> <span m='78160'>hanging</span> <span m='78420'>out</span> <span m='78580'>with</span> <span m='78690'>someone,</span> <span m='78990'>having</span> <span m='79220'>a</span> <span m='79250'>good</span> <span m='79430'>time--</span> <span m='80060'>but</span> <span m='80300'>they're</span> <span m='80510'>the</span> <span m='80610'>kinds</span> <span m='80860'>of</span> <span m='80930'>people</span> <span m='81260'>that</span> <span m='81540'>5,10,</span> <span m='82040'>15</span> <span m='82540'>years</span> <span m='82800'>down</span> <span m='82970'>the</span> <span m='83040'>road</span> <span m='83360'>will</span> <span m='83650'>be</span> <span m='83820'>able</span> <span m='83960'>to</span> <span m='84020'>connect</span> <span m='84390'>you</span> <span m='84590'>with</span> <span m='84770'>what</span> <span m='84940'>you're</span> <span m='85050'>doing.</span> </p><p><span m='85420'>So</span> <span m='86190'>just</span> <span m='87650'>maintain</span> <span m='88100'>friendships</span> <span m='88510'>with</span> <span m='88630'>people,</span> <span m='89060'>keep</span> <span m='89310'>in</span> <span m='89570'>touch.</span> <span m='90050'>It's easy</span> <span m='90270'>with</span> <span m='90400'>Facebook</span> <span m='90830'>now.</span> <span m='91190'>And</span> <span m='91690'>you</span> <span m='91780'>never</span> <span m='92020'>know</span> <span m='92250'>when</span> <span m='92360'>that</span> <span m='92510'>person</span> <span m='92840'>you randomly</span> <span m='92990'>had</span> <span m='93240'>cup</span> <span m='93360'>of</span> <span m='93620'>coffee</span> <span m='93930'>or a</span> <span m='94240'>beer,</span> <span m='94640'>in</span> <span m='94710'>a</span> <span m='94750'>couple</span> <span m='95010'>of</span> <span m='95120'>years,</span> <span m='95420'>with</span> <span m='96390'>will</span> <span m='96720'>wind</span> <span m='96950'>up</span> <span m='97160'>being</span> <span m='97450'>someone</span> <span m='97710'>who</span> <span m='97830'>really</span> <span m='98060'>helped</span> <span m='98260'>you</span> <span m='98360'>out.</span> 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