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Summary Sunday: Fixes for the New Year

new year fixes

The internet is blazing with posts about how to make and keep resolutions for the new year. For so many reasons, these New Year resolutions fail. Here’s my proposition- Let’s not make resolutions. Let’s take action!

This is a summary of the best posts on reputation management, personal branding and online visibility I’ve shared in the past week. I think these are the important actions for you to take and what better time than right now, this week! (OK, maybe this month!)

Clean Your Digital Footprint

Now is a great time, whether you are employed or unemployed, to take 30 minutes or so to clean up digital dirt. Find out what the public is seeing when they search for you online by following these 5 pretty easy steps.

How To Clean Up Your Digital Footprint and Your Online Identity on Social Media Examiner

Spruce Up Your LinkedIn Profile

There are many actions you can take to improve your LinkedIn profile. Your headline is one of the most important areas. It is the first thing someone sees and influences the results of when you come up in search.

Personal Branding: SEO for Your LinkedIn Headline on Job-Hunt.or

Get On Google+

Google+ is growing momentum. And like I’ve said before, it is good for your SEO.  This post has 5 steps to get you going on this social network! Don’t delay or procrastinate.

Don’t Forget To Use Google+ For Your Job Search on Business Insider (from Career Attraction)

Bonus Activities

Here are some extra-credit activities to help you improve your career prospects!

This post doesn’t say you shouldn’t self-promote. It talks about a different strategy which is much easier! Give this a try!

Self Promotion Is the Worst Promotion by Jeff Haden on LinkedIn (follow his posts!)

Yes, this is written for business owners, but you know the deal, you are a business owner. Being able to convey the value you deliver (as a business of one) is pretty important. No one is going to hire or promote you unless they see VALUE! That’s up to you so have a read!

4 Steps for Building A Better Value Proposition on Forbes

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Do you want to keep up with career and job search information? It can be time consuming to find the good stuff. I think I do a pretty good job sifting through the fluff and sharing good-quality content.

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