Investing in your future doesn’t take a lot of money, technical savvy or time, but you do need to know where to start. There are three important things you’ll want to do to manage your reputation whether you are a new graduate or a seasoned professional.
Job Security Is Up To You
Your career security isn’t about luck, it is about knowing the right people and knowing what you are good at doing. That sounds kind of counter-intuitive. Shouldn’t your career security be based on your years of experience, technical skills, and performance?
Think about the opportunities that have dropped in your lap (or the lap’s of people you know). How did that happen? Does it have something to do with your reputation?
3 Things You Should Do Today To Build An On-Line Presence
Spoiler: 1) Create a website, 2) make your LinkedIn profile an online portfolio and 3) start using Google+.
Luck Has Something To Do With It
I have to say, I am extremely lucky to have found something that I love doing. I’m equally lucky to have met some great friends and supporters along the way. This combo has resulted in some fabulous opportunities for me. Like this video and post.
I’ve been wanting to use more video to spice things up a bit. And the opportunity presented itself. It was a win-win. I get some video footage plus Purple Briefcase gets some content too.
Do You Know About Purple Briefcase?
Brian Keenan, President and founder of Purple Briefcase, is someone I’ve known for many years. When he told me about his new start-up, I really liked the concept of providing on-demand information to students. So I want to share what they are doing, in case you or someone you know is interested.
The tool is built for colleges, universities and other educational institutions to use with their students. It contains short, informational videos, like the ones I did, and hosts loads of other information to help fill the information void workforce newbies experience.
GET NOTICED AND BE PREPARED.
This is Purple Briefcase’s tagline. Their site helps students stand out by offering these tools:
- Social Learning
- Interview Prep Tools
- Résumé/Portfolio Building
- Job Searching
- Career Help Line
- Career Assessments
Purple Briefcase helps university students find better jobs faster. They use a combination of cutting edge advice, tools and techniques which are delivered through a “platform that conveys these important topics the way in which students interact today.”
Let me also say THANK YOU to Emily Schafer who made Brian and I sound half way intelligent through her excellent video editing skills! And another shoutout to Bailey Donovan, their social media specialist, who is working hard to build their brand awareness.
Want More Info?
Google+: Purple Briefcase
Facebook: Purple Briefcase
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.