Your personal brand is a vivid indication of the best you have to offer – the performance, contributions, and value your next employer can expect from you.
The brand you communicate marks your career reputation and is in some respects a promise. When you carry a personal brand, your unique promise of value precedes you and has far-reaching effects throughout your job search.Read More
A colleague, himself a self-described introvert, asked me to list my top ten tips for introverts to compare with his own. Here's the list.
1. Be visible. Use social networking and conventional networking opportunities to ensure that you're on the radar screen of those who can help or hire you.
2. Use your preference for deep relationships to listen to others and position yourself as a resource, to make networking less uncomfortable and sometimes even enjoyable.Read More
When searching for a new job, relationships are the most important piece of the puzzle. How you manage your interactions with people has a direct impact on the value of the relationship. This logic holds true for working with recruiters, too.
When engaging recruiters in your job search, realize there are many nuances to a successful relationship. It is advantageous to know the Good, Better, and Best ways to engage a recruiter and maintain the connection long term.
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If you read our Jobs Rated report on the best jobs for veterans and want to get started on the search process, here are some great tips.
First, the good news. The unemployment rate for military retirees and those transitioning from active duty is actually lower than that of the population as a whole. And there are many vets who are successful entrepreneurs.Read More
If you are using the default URL that LinkedIn assigned your profile when you create it, you don't look like a member of the "In crowd" because the default URL is full of numbers.
The In crowd members have URL's that look like this:
Rather than a URL like this:
You will look like a much more savvy LinkedIn user, and the URL will look better whenever and where every you post it.
Here's how to make this change:
It's easy to do:Read More