Career Advice to Be Promotable – Anatomy of a Personal Brand Strategy, Part I
Personal brand marketing is a solid career management technique. When you are doing the work to clearly identify your personal brand – or the overall collection of perceptions that you want others to have about you – it may not be as simple as jotting down a few notes on a memo pad. Developing a personal brand strategy that describes the irresistible, brilliant you can take some work, but once you have it, you can apply the pieces to everything you communicate – e.g. resume, interview remarks, online media, etc.Are You a Bridge Builder Or a Bridge Burner?
There’s no denying that life has been very hard for many people over the past 18 months, me included. The credit crunch, the recession, call it what you will, has certainly hit home. And, working in a recruitment related role, it’s been all the more apparent that these have indeed been tough times.Are You a Careerpreneur? 7 Ways to Tell If You Are
We can’t all be entrepreneurs, there’s simply not enough problems that need to be solved and it takes a certain innate quality to venture out on your own. At some point though, we will all have to establish and manage our careers, and there’s no reason we can’t apply an entrepreneur’s mindset to this task.Model Re-Invention – Is it Time For a Change?
If you’ve been trying to break into the modeling industry without much success maybe it’s time for a makeover. Madonna, Rihanna, Janet, Beyonce, Lady Gaga all change themselves constantly to stay current. Maybe it’s your turn. If it’s broke and you’re not with an agency yet, it just may be time to fix it.Models and On-Line Video is a Must!
So you want to model? Do you have what it takes? Are you on video? You should be!I Have Digital Dirt, Now What?
What is digital dirt? It is anything on the Internet that is unflattering about you.How to Leave the Job You Don’t Hate Yet – Part 1
Mandy was in her mid-thirties and had achieved quite an enviable result after college: a six-figure income, a job with responsibilities, a job that at first she had loved. Then months after months a creeping feeling of dissatisfaction grew in her, the worst because she could not name it or give any sensible reason for it. She therefore decided to discard her thoughts, labeling them as “childish”.Don’t Quit Your Day Job! Why Turning Your Passion Into a Career May Sound Better Than it Is
As a child people would often ask me, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” Without hesitation I would state that I was going to be an artist. I wasn’t specific about what type of artist I would be or what medium I would use. The only thing I knew is that no matter what, I was going to make a living creating artwork. As I wake up every morning, turn on my computer and stare at lines of code the irony is not lost on me.Levering LinkedIn Connections in Your Job Search
One excellent way to reach out to potential new jobs is through LinkedIn, reaching beyond your own connections. Use the people you know to introduce you to the people you need to know-with just a few steps.Building a Solid Relationship on the New Job
Now that you have landed that dream job, it is vital to keep it, right? That doesn’t mean you should feel the need to be a ‘brown-noser’ or be constantly volunteering whenever the boss is looking for someone to take on additional tasks. What it does mean is to find common ground on which to forge a closer relationship with your boss and co-workers to strengthen the cohesiveness of the workplace. In so doing, the job at hand might not end up being so much work!What Do Layoffs Mean in the Job Market Today?
Earlier this year, layoffs was the only word we were hearing. Most people read the news and thought: “Oh great, more people to compete against me when there already aren’t enough jobs.” They were right.You Must Have a Clear Action Plan to Succeed in Your Job Search and it Needs to Be SMART
This activity will be familiar territory with a number of people, but something completely new to others. There seems little point in being really busy with your job search activity and then failing to have a plan so that you know you are on track. Below are some pointers to help you get ‘more mileage’ out of your job search activities. Remember the often said; “If you fail to plan, then you fail to plan”.