This week I shared many articles about personal branding and leadership. Naturally, I shared information about using LinkedIn too, so you’ll find an article about how to connect with recruiters, because it is such an important resource for active and passive job seekers.
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Get Found Online
The biggest shift in job search in recent years has been to online research and sourcing. What this means is that if you can’t be found online, then you’re likely to be passed over. The short and simple solution is to get online! These posts have been carefully selected to help you do this.
How to Help Recruiters Find Your Profile on LinkedIn by Simply Hired on YouTern
This is an action-filled post. It walks you through how to find recruiters and connect with them. Follow these steps to increase your odds of being found and contacted!
Building Personal Brand Content for Your Executive Job Search by Meg Guiseppi on Job-Hunt.org
How you describe yourself should be well thought-out. This post by Meg Guiseppi gives you many different ideas for conveying your personal brand in a meaningful way. And while Meg’s focus is on executive level job search, it applies to you too!
6 Social Media Monitoring Tools to Track Your Brand by Tamar Weinburg on Social Media Examiner
Every once in a while you should pay attention to who is mentioning you online. You may discover something unusual, like you share the same name as someone who gets mentioned a lot. Monitoring your name online is sort of like checking your credit history. You don’t want to be surprised. These 6 tools are all free!
Even leadership is new today. The days of command and control type leadership are gone. Today’s leaders need to know how to connect and nurture.
Between Venus and Mars: 7 Traits of True Leaders by Leigh Buchanan on Inc.
The reason I found this so interesting is because the article talks about the shift in desirable leadership traits.
Control is a mirage. The most effective leaders right now–men and women–are those who embrace traits once considered feminine: Empathy. Vulnerability. Humility. Inclusiveness. Generosity. Balance. Patience.
I hope you take the time to read this longer article. I think you’ll walk away with some new ideas on how you can grow.
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.