What colleagues at work think and say about you in private and when you aren’t in the room is known as your professional reputation. And it matters a lot.
If you don’t feel you are earning the professional reputation you need or deserve, try implementing some of these ideas today…
Everyone has one. Soon-to be graduates do. Recent grads do, too. So do workforce veterans. They all have a personal reputation or professional reputation, or both. The question is, how do you market this reputation so it resonates well with future employers?
How about becoming “flawsome”?
There’s a lot of talk about personal branding and its importance for young professionals to both job search and career. While the definition varies widely, the basic gist is that you should be able to control and market your professional and personal reputation.
Here are some ideas on how to design a reputation that fits how you wish to be perceived…
If you’re not in a space where your reputation is not what you want it to be, consider ways to strengthen your skill set – and your environment.
A great lesson to learn now: your professional reputation will follow you… everywhere.
Regardless of what your career becomes, you want to look back on yours and say you developed an excellent reputation. Do all you can, every day, to guide the way in which your coworkers perceive – and portray – you.
Here are some general rules to help you create a sterling professional reputation…