It is time to for you to showcase your talent and build a name for yourself, no matter what type of work you do or what stage of your career you’re in!
Showcasing your talent becomes easier every day due to new tools and technology. It actually can be challenging to keep up with all the advances available (and those that don’t succeed).
Showcase Your Talent
Now you, me and businesses have the just about the same amount of power to market and promote ourselves. Create digital terrain just like a business does.
- Build a website just like a business
- Use LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram (and any other platform) just like a business
So how do you do this?
The same way a business creates digital campaigns and online content.
Know your message and have a strategy. Then implement your plan.
Your Personal Brand Message
Your Personal Marketing Strategy
Your Action Plan
You can do with using a Wordpress blog, or if you have technical skills, you can build your own site. I’ve also seen tools like Wix and GoDaddy has a platform too. Learn what to include here.
By the way, LinkedIn can even serve as an online portfolio. One of the easiest solutions is to upload samples of work into your LinkedIn profile- read Make Your LinkedIn Profile Media Rich!
You know you need an email signature…here is one more way to jazz your’s up.
Add your portfolio links to your email signature.
So how many people are actually looking at your profile? Many sites have built-in analytics!
About.me is a single page to summarize yourself and link to other social media outlets so people can learn more about you. It helps with your name’s SEO (search engine optimization).
It doesn’t take long to set up, the basic page is free, so go take it for a test drive!
An infographic resume is a document that converts your career into visuals. This document can be shared during networking meetings or uploaded into your LinkedIn profile.
Learn more about creating and using an infographic resume.
I have written a couple of posts about applications that enable you to broadcast your achievements and showcase your personal brand:
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.