Why You Should Never Apply for a Job
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- Why You Should Never Apply for a Job Again Developing a Personal Brand Strategy and Digital Footprint
- Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
- - John Wooden
- Legendary Coach and inspiration to millions
- The Battlefield has changed forever
- Define Who You Are
- What are your most proficient soft skills?
- What are your most proficient technical skills?
- What type of culture do you feel is the most ideal setting?
- Are you a leader or individual contributor?
- Do you prefer a team environment or autonomous role?
- Do you prefer a risky or conservative culture?
- Do you value training and development?
- Develop a personal marketing plan
- What is in my marketing plan?
- Target the industries, culture, company size and location you want to situate yourself
- Choose four to six companies you feel are the best fit
- Focus on stability, revenue growth, potential for an M&A, personal development
- Develop a timeline for implementation
- Develop your personal brand How am I selling myself (Resume, blog, publications, network/community participation
- Align yourself with professional communities that will align you with the right relationships
- Is my resume up to snuff?
- A Strong resume is about balance
- Resumes Tips and Tidbits
- Grab the reader immediately
- Stay away from generic summary or objectives
- Be very detailed with results and numbers
- Focus on specific technical skills including versions
- Stay consistent with type and font
- Stay consistent with the length of each job summary
- Use strong words (Led, Implemented) and try to avoid sideline player terminology (supported, helped, assisted)
- Be arrogant but remain tactful and professional. Be proud of your accomplishments and professional success
- Tools for Success
- Google Profile Your Virtual Business Card
- HCI Human Capital Institute
- Ning.com Where all communities come together
- Start a Blog Share your knowledge with the world
- Google Products They are your friend
- Google Sites Develop a URL Resume Page
- Custom Searches Find what you are looking for right at your fingertips
- Blellow The potential future of professional micro-blogging
- Twitter Still the King of micro-blogging
- How do I use micro-blogging for my job search?
- How many profiles should I have?
- How do I track information that is important?
- Is this a complete waste of time?
- Aggregator sites to track my networks Try Plaxo
- Facebook The age old dilemma between my professional and social life? What is appropriate?
- Linkedin The King and Queen of Professional Networking
- Social Diligence 30 Day Free Trial
- Tracking my traffic Now cyber stalking is getting fun
- Going Up! New Metrics Tool (More Chart/Graph Friendly
- Contact Information
- Mark A. Leon
- Talent Acquisition Specialist
- Email: [email_address]
- Phone: 612.812.5226
- Profile: www.google.com/profiles/markalex222