Focus! What makes you truly unique? What combination on knowledge, skills and abilities best represents you?
You don’t want just any job. You want a job that you’ll enjoy and be successful in. So where do you find such a job?
Before you go looking, you have to know who you are.
I’ve just finished reading Career Distinction by William Arruda and Kirsten Dixson. The book leads you through their process of assessing and defining your personal brand and shows you how to manage your brand from this point forward. It is full on great information and even has an online workbook you can access! If you don’t have it in you to read the book right now, at least visit their website www.reachpersonalbranding.com and poke around. There are lots of great articles and videos!
This job search won’t be your last. It is worth it for your to start investing in yourself and being true to your values.
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.