Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Your personal brand is a high priority task, evolution, and process that you need to focus upon. In this article, I will share with you 3 key strategies to enjoy greater success in building your personal branding efforts. In this post, I am sharing with you a few Personal Branding strategies to boost your career in 2016. Maybe 2015 was good for your business, your career, or brand. Our goal is to make it great for the next year. It is also important that we determine the reasons behind your greatest success and your grandest failures.
Today, we live in a world where there is tremendous amount of competition. The competition is for each and every position and vacancy, there are a number of people who are ready to apply and there can be only be one slot given to a position. The question for you, my friend, is how do you stand out from the audience, from the pack, from the crowd.
Do you have a predictable set of steps to guarantee that you will? It is important for you to create an image that will be difficult to neglect or reject. To begin with, it is important for you to zero down on a career option. It is necessary for you to understand what you want to do in life. You should be clear about the career path. Once you are sure of the career you want to choose, you can they start looking for options.
Buy Your Domain Name Today
Open up a new tab in your browser window and go register your domain name today. The cost of owning your web presence is to low and too important to bypass this critical step. Companies no longer hire resumes with fancy descriptions and fonts, they hire people. Owning your domain name allows you to have a professional appearance. Ownership also allows easy recall of your website.
It also allows you the power to have a professional email address such as email@example.com instead of firstname.lastname@example.org – Everytime that email is sent, it is providing impressions towards the recipient.
Building your empire and thought leadership via social media is a short term strategy as social media is not owned by you. It can come and go out of business at anytime.
Start Your Blog Today
Every organized movement needs a headquarters. The police that you see on the street, have their own department. Every fire truck you see, belongs to a fire department. Your social media posts, your presentations, all need a home. That home is your blog
You may be very good at creative writing. However, it is important to make people read your work. Thought leadership is the calling card of authorities and experts. I want you to picture your favorite expert or undisputed authority. Many, if not all of them have some sort of platform for publishing. It is now the best time to get starting with leveraging technology to accentuate your skills and taltents If people are not aware of your work, they will never be able to judge you. Start a blog for beginners. Fortunately, starting your blog does not require you to spend much time. Moreover, it does not require you to spend money. Once you start a blog, make sure you post your best work. For instance – you may be good writing about fashion. Make sure you post write-ups on different fashion tips or ideas.
A blog will help you in a long way. Start promoting your blogs. Thankfully, we live in an age where social networking sites play a vital role. They are a wonderful platform to promote your blog. Start spreading the word amongst your friends. You never know, a leading fashion magazine might just be impressed with your work. You can use blogs as an effective tool if you happen to be from fields other than writing as well. For instance – you may be a photographer. You can start a blog which not only has the pictures that you have clicked, but a small write-up about them. You can write the purpose of clicking a particular picture. You can also write about the experience of clicking it. Many travel photographers use their blogs effectively to create a travelogue.
Attend more in-person Networking Events
The biggest misconception that can be made is that the online marketing, promotions, and personal brand building is enough to build a sustainable client or professional relationships for your Personal Brand. If you want to have a successful 2016 professionally, it is time for you to make attending more in-person Networking Events part of your overall strategy and practice. Yes, the more are social; more are chances of you meeting the right people. There are a number of great networking events in your industry complete with discussion forums happening all over the world. There are exhibitions and get-togethers that take place. People from a particular field of work gather at such events. It is important to be a part of such occasions. You can do yourself a world of good by carrying your profile. Make sure it is short and crisp and has enough information about you. However, make sure you don’t drag it too long. Ideally, handover your profile to people who have attended the event. Striking a conversation will certainly help. You can use such events to make more contacts. People who attend more in-person Networking Events have a better chance of hooking onto fantastic job, career, and freelance opportunities to strengthen your personal brand.
This is due to the fact that there is a deeper connection with the face-to-face interaction.