Written on the 20 September 2009 by Rachel Quilty, Personal Brand Strategist
In a competitive world it's very important that you try to make sure your name gets out there. You want people to notice you and you want to add as much as possible to your resume. The big question though, is how exactly do you do it? Whatever field you are in you likely know that there is stiff competition. When trying to get your name out there you have to do quite a few things, and you have to contend with all of the others who are trying to promote their skills along with you. One reason that you might want to get your name out there is so that you are more reputable, and therefore more hire able for a certain job.
So how exactly do you make yourself more noticeable? One thing that you can do is volunteer for many different public service positions. Generally you will want to make sure that anything you get yourself into is volunteer work, and by doing this you will ensure that people will start talking about you. This is a good way to establish yourself as a decent person who will do good acts for others without requiring any sort of compensation. This is something that will put you in a good light and is therefore necessary.
Public events will also be a plus for your public image as you will be able to speak if given the opportunity. In doing so people will begin to say "Who is that person?" and when they find out, perhaps they will want to know a lot more about you. If you continue speaking then your voice will travel near and far, and more people will know your name than you could have ever imagined.
Another great way to spread your name is by writing articles. Since you don't have much to write about yourself it would be best to start writing articles that others need done. There are many websites out there that have calls for content on specific subjects and you can actually write on those topics, submit your articles, and your name will be on those articles. It really does seem like a pretty fair deal even though you won't get paid too much for these articles.
By doing that you will build an online presence. When someone says your name online others will automatically know exactly who they're talking about because they've seen the work that you have done in the past. This will definitely help to get your name out there and will ensure that others know your name.
Finally you want to make as many friends as you possibly can, and make sure that they are people who can help you make your way in the professional world. This is called networking, and it is what will help you make it big and be a success.
Leveraging your professional profile is very important. You'll meet new people, go to new places, and overall become the success that you've always dreamed of. Start working on these steps today!
Brand Yourself! And Jump the Q! Your personal brand should reflect your abilities and potential. Rachel Quilty, Personal Brand Strategist, known as ‘the Authority’ on personal branding and author of must- have book ‘Brand Yourself’. Go to http://www.JumptheQ.com.au for FREE strategic branding tips. Rachel encourages Jump the Q clients to think strategically when developing a personal brand to get that job offer, gain that promotion or win that client.
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