Do you love your social media? I certainly have had a love-hate relationship with mine over the years, but lately it’s been all love! Mostly because I made these adjustments I wrote about in my blog post “Urgh facebook, you annoy me.” I’ve also made a few great connections with people in the coaching and career industry that I would never have met otherwise.
One of those interesting people is Niels Reib, career branding specialist from Denmark.
Niels and I connected via Instagram. Similar to me, Niels also left his corporate job to follow his passion and help other people attract careers they’re passionate about. Niels specializes in helping people optimize their LinkedIn profiles and helps his clients build a strong career brand.
Last week we recorded an interview where we shared stories and tips about making successful career transitions. (stay tuned we’ll be sharing that with you soon!)
I asked Niels if he’d be kind enough to share his 5 top career branding tips with us.
Here they are:
1. Take ownership of your name/brand by setting up your personal career website.
2. Blog about the things you’re most passionate about professionally.
3. Share your blogposts on your social media platforms. That will attract likeminded connection to your network.
4. Setup your LinkedIn profile and make sure your 5-7 strongest skills stand out through out the profile.
5. Always write a personal message when you invite people to connect on LinkedIn.
For more information about Niels and how he can help you stand out from the crowed and land a job you love, visit his website here.
Niels will also be contributing a sweet bonus special in my Ultimate Career Bootcamp that will be launching in May. Be sure to stay tuned for more details about that too!
Niels and I would love to here from you: What are your biggest challenges when it comes to building your on-line brand or updating your LinkedIn account? What do you need help with to land that ultimate job you desire? Let us know in the comments below and we’d be happy to answer any of your pressing questions.
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I have worked with so many clients who’ve admitted that they’ve been feeling blah about their career for years. Unfortunately that didn’t stop them from aimlessly climbing the corporate ladder. They accepted promotion after promotion without ever really checking in on why or whether they even wanted it.
The problem with doing this is two fold: 1) They wasted their talents and 2) they’ve become stuck.
These clients mostly feel that they didn’t live up to their fullest potential and have ignored their own wisdom for so long that they find it incredibly difficult to get out of their own way so they can find their true passion and purpose.
The longer you continue with this numbing process the more unhappy you’ll get and the harder it will be for you to truly shine and deliver top notch work.
So how do you know when it’s time for you to change jobs or industries?
Here are two key questions you can ask yourself to test if your job is still engaging and fulfilling to you.
Are you happy? Happiness has different meanings for all of us, so you have to figure out what that is for you. Here are a few examples of what make people happy: a big part of your job still makes you feel alive and satisfied, you’re well compensated for what you do, your job is gratifying.
Do you still enjoy your job? In other words: Are you still being challenged and using your strengths, do you feel you have the right work-life-balance for you.
When you know the answer to these two questions and continue to monitor them, you’ll be able to diagnose the state of your career with more ease and take appropriate action to fast track your career.
Now I’d like to hear from you: Are you still happy and enjoying your job? Was there a time you didn’t feel happy in your job? How did you know it was time for you to move on? How did you make the transitions happen? Tell me in the comments below.