In my ever-advancing quest to find killer resources, I have found a few sites that you should check out. Whether you are actively looking for work right now, an employer looking for some excellent HR insights, or someone who gives advice on careers, these sites should definitely go on your list. [Read more…]
Over the past few weeks, I have been putting the finishing touches on my free 62 page ebook on personal branding. I put together 20 tips to help you create a personal brand for yourself and some ideas and resources for you to check out. Everyone I meet always has so much to offer, but often we forget to tell people. I hope this helps you build and share YOUR story! [Read more…]
Expanding your network doesn’t happen by chance. We all need to focus on building genuine relationships to grow our communities. I see a lot of “professional networkers” out there who miss out on the wonderful opportunities they have to really connect with people. It is that lack of authentic relationship building that gives networking a bad rap. In today’s video, I share a few ways to build relationships and WHY it’s so important. [Read more…]
Times have changed. College graduates face intense competition for most of the entry-level jobs. That doesn’t mean there aren’t jobs – it just means that you need to stand out. And when you do, there are so many excellent opportunities.
That’s why personal branding is such an important skill to develop before you hit the job market. [Read more…]
If you are considering making career change, I have good news and bad news. The good news is – it’s up to you. The bad news…it’s up to you. That is the biggest hurdle most people face when considering making a change or looking for new opportunities. It seems to be a huge undertaking and they don’t know where to begin. So let’s discuss the secrets.
Start by understanding that the first thing a hiring manager, VP, or even CEO asks when looking for new talent is,“Who do I know?”
Your friends could be your customers, but right now they are not, so don’t abuse that friendship by selling to them. We all know someone who just doesn’t get how to Facebook and uses it to sell you whatever it is they are into. I’m not talking about sharing of ideas (like posting this blog on MY wall). I am talking about the ever-aggressive “buy something from me” blatant use of the social media platform. It is the social equivalent of inviting someone for a coffee, and then trying to get them to give you money for some multi-level marketing idea. Or coming to my house and asking me to pitch your business to all my friends. NOT COOL.