• Bottom Up Approach With Personal Branding

    As you develop a personal brand, you should employ a “bottom up” approach whenever possible. With a “bottom up” approach, you first build an identity and then utilize a network – social media, forums, and the internet. This idea might seem MOO (“master of the obvious”), but the truth is we often become enamored by… 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

  • Personal Dynamics In Having A Professional Identity

    I discussed how the concept of an”online presence” or “professional identity” is going to replace the resume in the last blog (based on an article by Dan Schawbel). In the article,  “Ten simple steps to create and manage your professional online identity”, Susanne Markgren thoroughly describes the important characteristics of a professional identity and their influence … Continue Reading

  • What Is Going To Replace The Resume?

    In many previous blogs, I have discussed why I think the standard resume should be replaced by a professional website as the standard employment evaluation platform. I decided to research what published writers are saying in their blogs and articles to answer a few questions: what might replace the resume, why do we need to… Continue Reading

  • Pull Approach FAQ

    I have written many blogs/articles about the idea of adding a “pull approach” to employment seeking – where you “pull” potential employers to your professional website. You can read more about this concept by clicking here (scroll down to see the blogs). I wanted to write a blog about some of the questions I have fielded along with… Continue Reading

  • Network Vs. Identity II

    Five months ago I wrote a blog about providing a service with a network and an identity and the relationship between the two (read blog Network Vs. Identity). In the ensuing months, there have been of course some changes in the services offered by the social media giants LinkedIn and Facebook. LinkedIn has made strides… Continue Reading