Note: this blog post is a contribution to LiveCareer's 2016 Job Action Day event. Pssst! Want to know a secret? Most of us spend close to 40% of our waking hours either working or commuting, so there's nothing wrong with following your heart when it comes to your career. But Mike Rowe (the star of the Discovery … Continue reading The 6-Fold Path to an Impassioned Career
The most powerful career management strategies are based on personal branding, which is all about: defining a personal brand that is authentically based on oneself building one's brand online in a variety of places, using (ideally) a rich blend of written, audio, and visual content maintaining the consistency of one's brand so that it thrives despite the … Continue reading For Effective Career Branding, Use a Variety of Social Media
Who remembers Myspace? A pioneering social networking website – focused on the music and video communities, and with a fascinating history – Myspace rocketed to fame in the early 2000s. But then came Facebook (in 2004) and Myspace became a classic example of the folly of building one's entire social media presence in one place. At first, … Continue reading Beware the RMS LinkedIn!
Since the turn of the millennium, the field called "personal branding" has gathered momentum and is now causing major buzz amongst both entrepreneurs and traditional employees (in other words, everyone who's out there earning a living). More and more people are realizing its tremendous power for enabling career success. So what exactly is personal branding? Personal branding how … Continue reading What Exactly is Personal Branding, and Why Should You Really Care?