There was a great article about how Oprah’s empire has not only produced billions but also how it has launched many other personalities, increased book sales, and brought work to hundreds.
We all have that possibility whether we are working a job or starting out in our business. We can help others with their careers, bring success to people we work with and help make dreams come true. But you have to take a first step. Here are three things to think about:
Often, people are uncomfortable about selling let alone selling themselves, in a job hunting situation, to someone they don’t know. Funnily, some of the worst offenders are sales and marketing people who have no problem selling cars, cereal or cool things that you didn’t need or want! So what’s the answer. Treat yourself like a product. Read More
If you’re looking for your first job or trying to change jobs you may be fixed on one location. You’ve heard for example that the only place to developing computer games is in California. It’s true for sure that Los Angeles and San Francisco/Silicon Valley are big hubs but that’s not the only shot you have at success. But there are also other opportunities you may not have thought about. Georgia has invested money encouraging computer games companies to move there. Be on the look out for opportunities you may not have thought about. If you are starting out or if you are able to relocate then being open to less obvious locations could be a great choice. Developing computer games in Georgia
Promotion is about how people get to know about you. The foundation of promotion is having a brand. When we market our outsider qualities we need to know what key concept we embody. You can establish your personal brand by using four Personal Brand Strategies.
Monster is an OK site. I never quite got when I searched for a job as a training manager I also got fitness coach – not a good choice for someone who has 50 pounds excess – or Spanish teacher. But it’s not that bad. Yikes though, this recent survey showed that there were a bunch of bugs not only in Monster but in Career Builder and others. Read More
1. Don’t include anything on Facebook, Myspace etc. that is suspect!
You don’t want anything that on your profile that wouldn’t want your grandmother or boss reading. Sex, religion and politics are potentially dangerous. And only share if you want to not by accident or default. According to Business Week, 35% of surveyed employers have eliminated applicants based on online profiles. Read More