People will always remember you by what you represent – I learned that early. We all know what a brand is, but do we really take time to invest in our own? Often times people think that branding is only for those that own a business. However, your brand is what ultimately sets you apart from your peers.
Be visible.. don’t just show up, make your presence be known.
Readiness.. have your elevator speech ready. (60 seconds to say who you are, what you can do and what you’re hoping to do next)
Add value.. what are you working on and how does that add value to your organization/business.
Network.. make your brand known through building strategic relationships. Your network should know your skills, strength and career interest.
Develop and manage your image.. what messages are you sending? Are they messages that will send you in the right direction?
Self promotion..bring yourself to the representation of others without misrepresentation, hype or false promise.
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