• Likely You Should Participate in Online Personal Branding

    I recently read counter-arguments regarding the relevancy of personal branding. Some of the common themes include: heavy self-promotion, blog and social media commitments, and attention hogging. My first reaction to the recent trend of “personal branding,” that it’s really just an ego-driven waste of time. (1) Still, I think most professionals benefit from projecting their… Continue Reading

  • Skills Based Approach, Doable

    In suggesting a framework you might actually follow, it is must be accessible, actionable, not too tedious, and hopefully enjoyable; otherwise, you might read and understand the concepts but never do it. The skills based approach I have been discussing has these characteristics. There are many books you read that guide you through a methodology and provide a… Continue Reading

  • Skills Based Approach Infographic

    I have dedicated a website to promote a skills based approach: click here Developing a skill set throughout a career should be the goal of every professional and can be accomplished in four stages: planning, building, presenting, and validating. This infographic shows what should be done at each stage. A professional website has features to support… Continue Reading

  • Evidence a “Pull Approach” Is Effective

    In a previous blog, I introduced a “pull approach” to employment seeking – where you “pull” potential employers to your professional website to find employment (Pull Approach, Employment Seeking). The effectiveness of this approach hinges on whether potential employers seek employees. For many reasons, I think this is where the landscape of finding employment is going… Continue Reading

  • Employed, Why have a Professional Website

    Every professional should have their own professional website, whether they are seeking employment or are gainfully employed; here are some clear advantages for someone not necessarily looking for employment: Establishing an online professional identity. Owning and choosing how to “project” your content. Sharing a “body of work”. Validating your proficiencies in technologies, languages, etc. LinkedIn… Continue Reading