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Getting a Job - How to Market Yourself: ACT NOW!

Help putting your best foot forward in the job market.

Create Your Brand Positioning Statement

The following is taken from the "Personal Branding For Dummies Cheat Sheet," in Personal Branding For Dummies, 2nd Edition  By Susan Chritton

To help you get started writing your statement, use this fill-in-the-blanks template. Don’t be constrained by this language; simply use it as a starting point.

I use my ___________ and ___________ for ___________.

Known for ___________, I ___________.

Using ___________ (key trait), I ___________, by providing ___________.

Through my ___________, I ___________, when I serve ___________.


Add to Your Resume

Suggestion:  Include both your Linked-In URL and you Twitter “handle” on your resumes and applications.

Build Your Network by Volunteering.

Become recognized. Become a Speaker.

Do This!

Build Your Resume.

Create Your Cover Letter.

Build Your Reference Page.

Skip Some Rules.

Find Professional Groups to Join for Your In-Person NETWORK.

Have ready an ELEVATOR SPEECH.

Find What Salary You are Worth.

Try all 3 for a good, balanced perspective.

Use both LINKEDIN and Twitter to build - electronically - connections to employers.

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