Category Archives: Personal Branding

What Soft Skills Do Employers Value Most? [Infographic]

The Skills Employers Want And the Skills Candidates Need

To land a quality gig in this job market, you need the skills recruiters covet most. Sadly, there is often a disconnect between the skills most valued by employer’s and the current skill set of the the applicants – or at least how those applicants go about selling their personal brand.

This infographic from DeVry University and the Career Advisory Board details the skills employers consider top priorities, the imbalance between what is sought by employers and what is sold by job applicants, and exactly what it takes to win the job or internship…   

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Hard Versus Soft Skills: What You Need to Know to Get Hired

Hard Skills Versus Soft Skills

What is the difference between hard skills and soft skills?

Having the right hard skills means you can do the job… while having the right soft skills often means you can do the job well, improve existing processes and make a positive contribution to the company culture…   

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The A to Z Guide to a Powerful Personal Brand [Infographic]

The Complete Guide to Personal Branding

Five years ago, almost no one talked about personal branding. Today, you apparently can’t build a career without a first building a brand of your own.

But how do you get started? What makes for a solid personal brand? And exactly how do you a build a brand that leads to an impeccable reputation, more opportunity and recognition as a subject matter expert?   

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You’re Only 20 Steps from an Amazing Personal Brand

20 Steps to a Personal Brand

We continue to talk about personal branding as though it has become an involuntary action, like a reflex or breathing. Not so.

Personal branding is a learned skill. Or rather in the Social Age, an always-learning skill.    

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Ten Misspelled Words That Can Kill Your Personal Brand [Infographic]

the oatmeal

A fun post that will (hopefully) make you smile on a Monday morning? Yes.

At the same time, this infographic from The Oatmeal is a reminder of some all-too-common typos we (almost all of us!) overlook, every day. And ones recruiters will tell you that they see far too often…   

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5 Mistakes That Will Kill Your Personal Brand

5 Personal Brand Killers

Understandably, many young careerists focus first on building a successful brand.

However, it is just as important to understand what can negatively affect your brand, and how to avoid killing all the hard work you’ve put in so far…   

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