How to Brand Yourself For Career Success

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Are you someone who frequently shops for items such as food, clothing and appliances? If you are, is it correct you are mainly interested in buying items that have a particular name brand? If you frequently purchase items that carry a popular name brand, it means you are concentrating on investing your hard-earned money on merchandise that is manufactured by companies who have proven themselves and acquired an admirable reputation.

You have probably reached the conclusion that a brand is what defines something. Way to go! Just as it is important for companies and manufacturers to make themselves stand out with a successful brand, it is important for you to establish your career brand in a way that sets you apart from others. You will learn how to effectively communicate your career brand to raise your chances for getting hired and having career success.

One important step you can incorporate to communicate your career brand is to present and demonstrate your skills, experience and education. Once you read how to create an effective cover letter and resume, put together a cover letter and resume that highlight your education, what you are capable of doing and what you have accomplished for employers. Always be prepared to demonstrate your skills for a potential employer through testing. If you are interviewing for a position that includes writing, design or creative work, take samples of work you have produced to your interview.

Another effective method you can incorporate to brand yourself and demonstrate what you can bring to the table is to conduct assignments that are not directly done for an employer. If you have spare time and can find an organization that will allow you to volunteer your services doing activities that will help you develop the skills and experience that pertain to the industry you possess a strong interest in, consider this option. You should also attempt to conduct freelance projects in your area or through the Internet.

A spectacular method you can employ to communicate your career brand is to become a temp and accept assignments from staffing agencies. By doing this, you will establish a background you can display to potential employers for a permanent position; furthermore, you might impress an employer that uses your services as a temporary employee enough to consider offering to add you to the payroll.

Post your resume online for free. Try monster.com. You can also create a free blog with Blogger.

If you have access to a camcorder, consider making a professional video that shows what makes you an outstanding job applicant. Post your video online with You Tube and Self Growth.

You can brand yourself at work by effectively presenting yourself. Show your bosses reports on your work and achievements. Present ideas that will help improve the company at meetings. Show initiative by willingly taking on extra work and helping fellow employees.

Your answering machine can help make or break you when a prospective employer calls. Your message should be brief and professional. A silly message will hurt your chances of getting an interview.

One of the best ways to communicate your career brand is to conduct a job interview the way you are supposed to. Prepare for and conduct your interview according to how good job interview books and professionals instruct applicants.

Follow these steps to effectively communicate your career brand!

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Todd Hicks owns Skill Development Institute, an enterprise that provides a keyboard typing lesson and academic study guide. To become a great typist or student, visit Skill Development Institute. http://sdinst.blogspot.com

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This article was published on 2010/03/29