7 Steps to Convince Your Boss to Promote You

If you're ready, get him ready. This is a guest post by Karin Hurt. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. 1) Understand His Perspective Work to truly understand his view. It’s likely that your current performance is a factor. Understand what you’re doing well in your current job from his perspective, as well as where things are breaking down. Resist the urge to talk about “promises” made by other leaders, or your expectations based on those discussions. 2) Be Real Share what you’re feeling and why. Gently share specific examples if it feels right. Laugh about how you’re just not “Tommy” anymore. He’ll relate… he was once a “Tommy” to someone too.

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Neil Patel’s Complete Guide to Building Your Personal Brand

A personal branding guide from a personal branding success. Thank you to Neil Patel and Quicksprout Traffic U for sponsoring the 8th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest. According to his blog's About page: "Neil Patel is the co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar and KISSmetrics. He helps companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom grow their revenue. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 online marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies in the world. He was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 by the United Nations. Neil has also been awarded Congressional Recognition from the United States House of Representatives." Not bad, eh? He knows what he's talking about. Wouldn't you like to follow in his footsteps?

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How To Use Personal Branding To Shine Bright

It's all about amplifying your message. This is a guest post by Yinka Olaito. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Ignorance is not bliss. People who know nothing often operate in darkness. Life in darkness holds no benefit to the individual or the community at large, and staying in darkness of ignorance makes you feel life is a constant struggle. It gives the impression something must be wrong with you. Meanwhile in absolute terms, nothing is wrong with you at all. It is your ignorance and your inability to know how to switch the light on in your career or profession that is the key to life's struggle. The world of career and professional progress requires a certain amount of light for you to get noticed. How far and bright that you can shine the light will determine your influence. Many operate with sixty watts while others - through knowledge and wisdom - are using hundreds of thousands watts. The difference in energy level will show in the darkness: with sixty watts, you can command a level of attention, but with a thousand watts, you will lead your field until someone with a higher capacity shows up. As professionals, we have to know that no matter the level of struggle we are presently facing, light overcomes darkness. We won't need to beg, but we will start commanding attention based on the level of light we are shining around the workplace.

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How to Find Jobs in The Digital Economy

Recognize where you are and where you want to go. Now go. This is a guest post by Ibro Palic. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. In today's economic climate, two of the most important attributes a person can have are focus and the ability to adapt. There are so many resources at our fingertips today that it is easy to learn and add more skills to your toolkit. Open access to self-education makes it possible to keep your skills upgraded and, indeed, learn a completely new skill set in a very short period of time. Oddly, many people do not take advantage of the great educational opportunities that are available online. Problems arise in both perception and perseverance. Internet users may see the available opportunities advertised, but they simply don’t understand how valuable they are. In truth, probably half of the people who see online ads for educational opportunities don't give them a second thought. Of those who do pursue these opportunities and actually begin the courses or other materials offered, two-thirds will drop out very quickly. Of the remaining third, most will quit as soon as a challenge or other obligation appears. In reality, only about five percent of the people who ever see ads for great, online educational opportunities ever stick it out to the end of the course and make good use of the information provided.

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