How people see you at work
as a potential leader or Team builder is vital to your growth in your given industry.
With the Internet, social media, your need to "brand" and "promote yourself" effectively is essential. No matter how skilled you are, it wont matter unless your boss or future employer can see those skills and think of how they can be attributed to the future vision of the company/business.
Taking control of yourself or at least the perception everyone has of you. I know, that doesn't sound easy does it, it is not a natural thing, most of us really lack the ability to self promote, whether its self-confidence, timidity or you just don't want to bother or annoy people with "You".
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So what you need to do is detach yourself from your brand. and promote your Brand or your vision of "You" and how you would like others to perceive you, and the internet is THE BEST way of taking charge of all of that. By marketing yourself properly in this media rich environment, you are in fact limiting the chance of things that you don't want employers to see!
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All an employer needs is an internet connection and they can find many things about you, searching Social media is probably the best way, unfortunately this will also highlight some failures in their perception of you that could go against you in your en-devour to achieve your success.
So what is a brand and how do you change "YOU" into a brand?
Take control. Take part in forums of your chosen profession, commenting on a wide variety of topics, use your real name instead of "theBigBoy10465" earn some respect by being professional in your answers, but the key to what we are doing here is Networking, Jason Shen has a brilliant article on how to promote yourself without looking like a "Douche".
One of the best places to start would be About.Me, its basically a single page intro with linkage to other social media accounts all in one place. like for example your "youtube account, facebook, google+, LinkedIn, twitter and if you wish to go further and I highly recommend you do, a homepage/website, which leads us to the next part...
Building an online presence would not be totally fulfilled without your very own website, this is an ideal place to instigate your brand and using sections 1 thru 5 as an outline/guide to completing it
Imagine having your own Domain name and website just full of all your accomplishments laid out in an interesting journey of achievement. There's no substitute for having an email address from your own URL, a photo gallery on your own site that's populated with your own photos, or a blog with your own URL that's full of your ideas and thoughtful but interesting articles. here is my Professional Chef Page.
One thing that can help you build a better online Identity is getting backlinks to your website. With backlinks you have to be very precise about what you do. They should be natural, so it won't hurt your online rankings. Building backlinks can easily become a minefield of mistakes and mishaps for uninformed SEOs. Check out this step-by-step process on how to build backlinks the right way in 2018.
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