Virtual Job Club Day 7: What's YOUR Brand in a Sentence?
But the reality is, this is the new reality in the job search world. Ignore it at your peril. When you don’t embrace today’s norms in the hiring process, you risk prolonging your unemployment. Isn’t it easier to step up and adopt the current protocols?
Personal branding is essential. Before you can begin to spread the word about you and what you have to offer — on your resume, in networking conversations, via social media and more — you must define what and who you want to be known for.
When someone thinks of you, what should be top of mind? You’re the go to girl for [fill in the blank].
For example, are you the ace administrative assistant who brings order to the chaos? Or are you the brilliant electrical engineer who can explain the complicated to the commoner?
Combine the lessons from yesterday’s call with Gretchen Gunn (it’s here if you missed it) along with your own vision for what you’d want someone to know about you — and share it below. Brevity is key.
Thinking aloud about your personal brand — and brainstorming here with us — will play a part in each of the three lessons/calls scheduled for this week.
And if you’ve missed any of the previous days, it’s not too late to jump in now. After all, if you’re out of work, you have 20 minutes to dive in.
I’ll be looking for your branding sentences below throughout the day.
Go for it!
P.S. Three calls coming up to help — so mark your calendar now:
Wednesday 8/31: Relevance: An Essential for Your Career Branding with Deborah Shane
at 2PM ET
Thursday 9/1: Writing Your Winning Resume: Part 1 with Violet Nikolici Lowrey at 2PM ET
Friday 9/2: Writing Your Winning Resume: Part 2 with Robin Schlinger at 2PM ET