• A Company Culture Goes Both Ways

    You should maintain your identity, especially as employers want to manage your behaviors. Let me be clear, I am a proponent of a company culture that defines how you must act while working for a company. A strong culture impacts a company’s success: better ideas, more engagement, and improved retention. It also has the potential… Continue Reading

  • Personal Branding: Be ‘That Guy’

    I am reading books on new-age methods for finding employment, essentially utilizing social media and creating an online presence to build a personal brand. (A personal website should be the centerpiece of it all.) In a difficult job market, some of these methods are useful: show career vision (skill set), add professional connections, draw recruiters… Continue Reading

  • Personal Branding With A Professional Website

    Personal branding encompasses how you are perceived in all areas of your life, including: your personal appearance; what someone remembers about you after an interaction; and how you are represented online – in social media, a professional website, and other services. In “Branding Pays”, Karen Kang suggests: “delivering a 360-degree brand – a clear and… Continue Reading

  • You Should Have A Personal Website

    I want to summarize some of the key points from the last three blogs where I discussed what might replace the traditional resume and the concept of a professional identity and incorporated insights from publications by reputable authors (Dan Schawbel in Forbes, Sudy Bharadwaj in Mashable , and Susanne Markgren in College & Research Libraries). In this blog, I want… Continue Reading

  • Can Social Media Replace a Resume?

    In the Mashable article “4 Reasons Recruiters Should Stop Accepting Traditional Resumes” ,  Sudy Bharadwaj argues social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and Tumblr should become the focal point in an employment evaluation, replacing the traditional resume.  His approach is different from building an “online presence” or professional identity (discussed in an earlier blog What is… Continue Reading