This Week's Best Career-Related Articles Chosen From Other Blog Sites
Ok blog readers and friends....it's time for Friday Favorites!...I've collected some of my favorite blog posts for the week from a variety of other blog sites. We've searched and scanned through 100's of sites and I'd like to highlight the following, all of which I believe offer unique insights and perspectives and highly relevant content. Some of these may also challenge the way you think about your career development, career management and career planning. I hope you enjoy....
This week's "Friday Favorites" Include:
15 Second Marketing - Delivering an Effective Elevator Pitch
Have you ever heard of an elevator pitch? That’s when someone casually asks, “What kind of work do you do?” and you give them a brief answer in roughly the time span of an elevator ride. The people who hear your elevator pitch could be potential business partners or clients, or they could be strangers you meet at a party or on the street. This articles gives some great perspectives on delivering an effective elevator speech.
Make the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn is the best business networking site I am aware of. People join it to do business and if you are smart enough, you can build powerful connections and find awesome opportunities there. Now let’s see how you can increase your LinkedIn profile visibility. Read more in the article.
10 Great Social Sites for Resume Building
Creating the perfect resume is not easy. Luckily, there are a number of online resources dedicated to helping you create outstanding traditional and social media resumes. Here are 10 great social sites with unique features that let you create your own resume-like profile, edit your resume online, get it reviewed by experts, print it, share it on social networks, and much more. Check out the article.
Business Cards to Enhance Your Networking
Networking business cards, which have the look and feel of a traditional business card, give you the opportunity to provide critical career and contact information with people you meet in social and professional situations. Read the article for all the details.
10 Tips for Executive Rebranding to Win in Volatile Markets
In this volatile climate it's tempting to change who you are - to meet what you think the market needs - so you can protect your current job or secure a new position. But changing your personal brand is a "no can do" – it’s intrinsically who you are! However, you can change your executive brand - what you are known for; what your personal brand looks like when you take it to work - and the perceived value attached to that executive brand. Click through to this excellent article.
How to Identify Your Transferable Skills
What happens to the experience you've gained from your current job and those before it? What about the hours, years and dollars spent studying this vocation in school? Do you really have to start at square one if you decide to drastically switch careers? Not at all. Your experience turns into transferable skills; you just have to learn to recognize and sell them to employers. Read more in the blog article.