A personal brand is a valuable asset in your job search and career.
Brainstorm this – it should be the thing you ‘shout’ loudest in your CV and in an interview (and when you do you have employers saying: “hey, this is the kind of guy to get on board.”
Personal Brand Questions
- What are you known for?
- What do people consistently say about your work?
- What’s your ‘trademark’ contribution to a team?
- What threads (quality, nature, money, time value of your work) run through your career?
- In your department or even industry – why are you a good person to have on board?
- Why is a team better off with you around?
Spend some time on this. It’s really what it all – getting hired – revolves around. Your personal brand defines the benefits you bring to a business. Your personal brand encapsulates what you bring to the party. Your personal brand is what makes you special, what advantage you deliver.
Then figure out how you can tell more people your message. And how you can incorporate it into your existing CV, resume, cover letters, interviews.