Think about how many times we are asked in either a professional or social setting, “What do you do?” or “Please introduce yourself to the group.”
Similar to writing a compelling bio, taking the time to craft an interesting, concise, reusable response to “What do you do?” or “Please introduce yourself to the group” is an excellent investment. If you can describe yourself in a way that is appealing to others, it will open the door to opportunities and further conversations and questions.
Career advice is all around us. Some of it good… some of it good but stated over and over… and some of it, well, not so good.
Who do you listen to, and who do you avoid, when it comes to career advice that can make a big difference?
Becoming the best you can be in the workplace should always top your list of professional goals. The list of potential benefits is long, including promotions, salary increases and insulating yourself (as much as you can) when the inevitable layoff occurs.
Each of us has our own idea of what characteristics make up a top employee. There are a few traits, however, that are shared by peak performers in any industry at any career level.
Strive to hit the next level. Here are 10 traits of amazing employees:
A fellow Community Manager friend of mine recently asked me to keep an eye out for social media positions for her. When I asked if she was leaving her current position, she said “No, I’m happy where I am… I just want to see what’s out there… See where I fit.”
So, although she doesn’t plan to leave her current company, she still wants to look at other positions. To some this may seem like a waste of time. But it’s actually a great practice for young professionals, called “career benchmarking”…
Networking and blind dates are quite similar. This is especially true regarding the fear of rejection.
Blind dates can be uncomfortable, they often feel forced, and everyone is trying to sell something (themselves). Networking events… are the same.
I am going to help you overcome all of those crappy feelings and show you how to fall in L.O.V.E. with networking.