We all know the many benefits that come with LinkedIn: networking, job seeking, career advancement etc. But what about the benefits for someone who is just starting out?
How can young careerists leverage LinkedIn to launch their careers?
Is it time to start calling personal branding what it is… personal selling? Is it time to incorporate sales tactics in your job hunt? After all, it’s often said that during a job search you need to become a master salesperson. And the product you’re pitching? You. Understand your value to the employers (the buyers). Be the best salesperson among all the qualified candidates (the sellers). And get the job. So how do we learn to sell ourselves better? Are there ways to climb our way to top of the “must hire” list? Are there world-class sales tactics you should make
When we talk about job search strategy, the subject of “personal branding” comes up a lot.
But maybe we should really call it what it is: personal selling.
If you have a social profile, you have a personal brand. It’s that simple.
A job is more than just the work you do.
It’s a place you go for at least 8 hours every day, at least five days every week. And all that time, you have to deal with bosses, coworkers, customers – and a company culture that might rub you the wrong way…
Figuring out your value proposition (what you are really, really good at) and who to sell it to (who will pay you to do that) is one of the major steps to take for young careerists…
And the #InternPro community is here to help!