Twelve Often-Overlooked Ways To Build A Strong Personal Brand

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

In the age of social media, every professional has the opportunity to build and grow a strong personal brand. Like a corporate brand, your personal brand tells the world exactly what you stand for and showcases your skills and expertise. Many experts advise just being yourself when you’re determining what your brand should be, but a lot more thought and …

Professional Legacy Workshop with Amy Edge

Linda Reyes

Let’s come prepared for the Professional Legacy Workshop with Amy Edge, the leader of Leading Edge Institute! We begin with the question of, “What is our finest Moment?” We then ask the critical question: “What do we want our professional legacy to be?” We discuss core values and really focus on what we want our colleagues to remember about us. …

Decision-Making Anxiety Wearing You Down? 13 Tips For A Clear Mind

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel, Individual Services

Making decisions is something we do every day. Entrepreneurs, however, often have to make even more decisions than the average person, and their choices may have far-reaching effects and implications. It’s no wonder that many of us feel anxious when it comes down to making an important decision. We asked members of the Forbes Coaches Council for their best advice on working around the …

Branding Yourself? Follow These 14 Tips To Build Your Strategy

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

Professionals who want to establish themselves as credible, reliable experts must first develop a strong personal brand. As with a corporate brand, starting your personal branding strategy requires a good, hard look at who you are — your core values, skills and beliefs — and figuring out how to convey those elements consistently in your digital presence. If you’re just …

Your Social Media Editorial Strategy

JohnOConnor Blogging, Individual Services

I would argue that those two are now blending and will continue to blend. By creating a more powerful purpose in your “social media’ regardless of platform you will be able to anticipate and be prepared for the future. The future to me looks like a blend. To be ready for that blend create a content and relevant editorial strategy to help define your future brand.

As Hiring Picks Up Watch These Trends

JohnOConnor Blogging, Individual Services

Watch these three trends as hiring picks up. Even if rates of unemployment fluctuate companies and other organizations will continue to demand the best talent. If you want to be recognized as the best candidate pay attention to what employers will do within the next year to ensure they have what it takes to handle any setback. Remember also that it is not always the person who is the most qualified who gets hired it’s the person who knows how to get hired.

Social Media Can Be a Mythological Waste of Time

JohnOConnor Blogging, Individual Services

Recently, an executive in transition, a $150,000+ earner, was referred to me by a fellow professional service provider. Let me call this person Paul. Paul came to me with no less than 50 pages of contacts, resume material and logs from his nine month job search online and offline. As he recounted the many in person networking hours and literally countless hours sending resumes, posting blogs and using social media channels I realized that his activity was quite fruitless. Of course I didn’t tell him that but it was apparent. Instead of being closer to his goal of securing similar employment as a financial professional he seemed farther away.

Are Experts in Your Field Multiplying Like Rabbits?

JohnOConnor Blogging, Individual Services

Perhaps it was the last networking event that I attended in Raleigh, North Carolina. Someone came up to me, interrupted a conversation I was having and said “So you are like the guru of careers and personal branding around here, right?” Yes, I was polite but I don’t think of myself that way. In the conversation this person pointed out …