personal branding

Handshake to Set Yourself Apart

Handshake to Set Yourself Apart

Stand 18 inches apart in New York, 24 in Cheyenne

A handshake can communicate more than you think. Here are some tips for making the best possible impression from the get-go. Read More »

Hooray For The Invisibles At Work

Hooray For The Invisibles At Work

Learn from people who just get stuff done well

Many successful people are motivated by the intrinsic reward of doing great work. Author David Zweig explains why these 'Invisibles' are worthy role models. Read More »

Learn How to Sell Yourself to a Future Employer

Learn How to Sell Yourself to a Future Employer

In 2014, you need to turn yourself into a brand

As a recent graduate you might feel insecure about your lack of professional work experience and get a bit stumped when it comes to talking about yourself. Read More »

Job Seeker Spotlight: Tal Vinnik

Job Seeker Spotlight: Tal Vinnik

A consistent personal brand can improve your odds

Job Seeker Spotlight showcases individuals who exemplify passion for their job hunt, but need a little push or assistance in making their goals achievable. Read More »

Spike Lee's Advice On Personal Branding

Spike Lee's Advice On Personal Branding

The iconic writer/director stopped by the AOL offices yesterday

During a Q&A at the AOL offices, Spike Lee gave his advice on the subject of personal branding: focus on the quality of your work first. Read More »

3 Ways to Get In the News And Why It Helps You Get a Job

3 Ways to Get In the News And Why It Helps You Get a Job

Being quoted positions you as a go-to person in the field.

Having the reputation as an industry expert can get you quoted in the media and pay off handsomely. Here's how to make it happen. Read More »

How I Found My 'Personal Brand' (And You Can, Too)

How I Found My 'Personal Brand' (And You Can, Too)

I've been at the career-reinvention wheel for nearly two months now, and I've applied for exactly one job. That's because I'm rethinking my new identity and direction. Last week I made a major leap forward as a result of talking to Karen Kang, a personal-branding guru and author of BrandingPays: The Five-Step... Read More »

3 Career Lessons From Sunday Night Football

3 Career Lessons From Sunday Night Football

By Heather Huhman Even if you don't watch football, you know "Sunday Night Football." With country star Faith Hill singing the theme song and major NFL players featured in the video, "Sunday Night Football" has built a solid, star-studded brand -- so much so that when "Sunday Night Football" debuted for the... Read More »

Is Your Online Profile Keeping You From Getting A Job?

Is Your Online Profile Keeping You From Getting A Job?

By Vickie Elmer Change is good. And changing things up on your online profile can attract attention, whether it's a recruiter or an angel investor or some new followers. This fall brings many good reasons for freshening up our online images: Stepped up networking events, new or renewed emphasis on career... Read More »

Got The iPhone 5? Now You Need These Tech Tools

Got The iPhone 5? Now You Need These Tech Tools

As Apple fans anxiously await the release of new iPhone 5 (mine is due to be delivered in about an hour), that got me thinking: What are the new tech tools that can make job hunting easier? Most job hunters are well aware that the job search has moved online. Savvy job seekers know to network on LinkedIn and... Read More »

Is An Online Portfolio Necessary For Job Seekers?

Is An Online Portfolio Necessary For Job Seekers?

By Heather Huhman In the heart of the digital age, the standard paper resume still holds its ground. However, when a resume leaves you with little to no room to showcase your creativity, consider enhancing it with an online portfolio. Developing an online portfolio is one of the best ways to begin... Read More »

Do You Need A Facebook Profile To Get A Job?

Do You Need A Facebook Profile To Get A Job?

You value your privacy and are not one to jump on the social media bandwagon, so when someone Googles your name, they'll find a White page's listing and a link to Ancestry.com. You're okay with that, but what does it mean for your job search? Is it true that if someone can't find you among the 955 million... Read More »

5 Tips To Really Stand Out And Land A Job

5 Tips To Really Stand Out And Land A Job

By Vickie Elmer Every time you apply for a job you have the chance to be a standout, a star, or at least a unique individual with a string of talents that may be a great match for the employer's needs. But many don't see themselves that way or sell themselves that way. And they don't find the ways they... Read More »

How To Add Sections and Applications To Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile

How To Add Sections and Applications To Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter In a prior post, I wrote about The Value of Writing a LinkedIn Profile That's Different From Your Resume. In that article, I focused on the content: how and why the 'words' woven strategically throughout your LinkedIn profile help shape a compelling career marketing message. Read More »

Holiday Employment Hope To All And To All A Good 2012

Holiday Employment Hope To All And To All A Good 2012

By Kevin W. Grossman That was our pact. The fact that if it got to the point where we literally cried at the end of the workday, it was time to leave. That's what we did one night in December 1995. We made a pact that we'd walk away if our work worlds just became too unbearable. Which is exactly what we... Read More »

Resumes In 2012: What's Old, What's New?

Resumes In 2012: What's Old, What's New?

By Justin Thompson It seems everyone has an opinion on what a resume should contain, how many pages it should be and how it should be formatted. So as we enter into a new year, what are the universally agreed-upon elements that are in, and which ones are now passe? Here are some of the best practices when... Read More »

Afraid You'll Fail? Meet Your New Year's Resolution Support Staff

Afraid You'll Fail? Meet Your New Year's Resolution Support Staff

A recent study found that 88 percent of all New Year's resolutions end in failure. Those are pretty bad odds. But, before you throw in the towel on your self-improvement goals for 2012, keep in mind that there are hard-working professionals ready to help you stick to your resolutions. Why not put them to... Read More »

2012: The Year Of The Personal Brand

2012: The Year Of The Personal Brand

By Bryan Clark Some might argue that 2011 was the year personal branding really stepped into the forefront as one of - if not the - most important ways to take control of our life. I'd argue that 2011 was just a fraction of the overall growth this industry is going to see in 2012, and beyond. Google,... Read More »

Are You Ready To Be Googled? 5 Tips For Maintaining Your Online Reputation

Are You Ready To Be Googled? 5 Tips For Maintaining Your Online Reputation

This article originally appeared on Schools.com Students applying to law school and business school face another layer of scrutiny beyond their applications: Some 41 percent of law school admissions counselors and 27 percent of their business school counterparts admit to running applicants' names through... Read More »

Why Being Your (Super) Self Is Better Than Being Professional

Why Being Your (Super) Self Is Better Than Being Professional

By Althaf Ahmed You probably hear the phrase "just be yourself" more often than you like. But being yourself is hard, right? In a competitive world where people seem to work their way up the ladder by being professional and perfect for the job, is it really smart to be your goofy or sarcastic self? Didn't... Read More »

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