Build a strong online presence with the tips below to earn a great reputation that will get you more business or job offers.
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Microsoft researcher Gordon Bell said in a CNN interview that “by about 2020, our entire life histories will be online and searchable.”
What ego do you want the next employer to hear when he searches on your name?
Jacob Share said “A personal brand is the impression you want to leave on people, the way you want to be remembered. Everything you do and create to reinforce that impression is also part of your personal brand. Protecting your personal brand means protecting your investment in yourself.”
Part of what Personal Branding can do for you:
Ultimately, your voice, image and smile can clearly give you an edge over many other people.
Social media is for everyone and it’s free. If you build your personal brand and work to maintain it, then someone will speak on your behalf.
Whether it’s Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, WordPress Blog or YouTube, you need to act more than just creating content. Content is a key but marketing is the door to earn more connections, more readers, and position yourself.
Tim Sanders said “Someday this will be true for all of us: our network will equal our net worth.”
Think of net worth as a new opportunity that could bring a new business, employment or the most valuable thing- a new connection to your network.
Don’t act or try to be someone else online. Maybe it’s difficult to show your inner person to the world, but you should practice doing that. With Twitter, your life is public in every interaction, conversation, traveling, etc. Since there is nothing to hide online, be professional and smart about what you share.
People will get the first impression about you by what your Google results say. Strong results provide credibility when searched by potential employers or clients.
Think of your activity online as writing in pen, not pencil i.e. they’re impossible to erase. You are using pens daily for your tweets, for Facebook fan pages comments, for online forum questions, for emails with clients and co-workers, posting family photos on Flickr, etc.
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Mohammed Al-Taee is an information technology professional, social media leader, and next-generation project manager with an excellent reputation with all prior employers. You can reach him on LinkedIn, Youtube or follow him on Twitter @MAltaee. Read more on his blog, MohammedAltaee.com
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