Hello SOTGC community,
I promised in my last blog to share a Success List for your career and to expand upon each item every week. You might be thinking, “oh no, another list, I have plenty of lists,” but this is an important one. A key ingredient for success is to be prepared for opportunities that come your way, and by working from this list, a career opportunity will never pass you by.
- Keep my resume updated.
- Know my strengths.
- Create a career plan.
- Build a professional network.
- Manage my physical energy.
Keeping My Resume Updated: In my previous blogs I’ve written extensively about what recruiters are looking for on your resume and in the interview process. Recently, on my radio show Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Going Beyond Expectations, I interviewed Anna Runyan, Founder of Classycareergirl.com, who shared some great advice about how to create your personal online brand strategy – because once recruiters hear about you, they start to Google you.
Personal Online Brand Strategy:
- Know where you’re going first – What type of job are you looking for, what companies do you want to work for, and how will this next move support your career goals?
- Create your online brand strategy based on the direction you’ve chosen.
- Align your resume and online profiles to the company’s job posting(s). Review job postings on the job site of the company or companies you wish to work for. What key words do they use across most job postings? Align these key words to your resume, LinkedIn profile, and your Facebook or Twitter profiles.
- Know what social media platforms these companies are on. Is your employer of choice on Twitter? If so, get a twitter account and follow this employer. Connect with them on Twitter and share that you’ve submitted an application to work for them.
Consistency is key to building your online brand strategy and keeping your resume’ and social media presence up to date!
Here’s to your success!
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