Articles about Personal Branding
Why being the backup person at work isn’t such a bad idea after all
There is something to be said for not being the top dog at work. Here are some reasons to celebrate being the backup.
Being lucky, persistent and pushy: Musings from the entrepreneurial journey
How do you demonstrate your worth? Quantify your success through relevant stats/metrics and share stories of how you overcome obstacles. Then, you don’t need luck. The deck is already stacked in your favor.
If you use one of these photos on LinkedIn, employers won’t take you seriously
There are a whole lot of ways your profile photo on LinkedIn can go wrong. Here's what not to do when it comes to selecting your image.
How Chance the Rapper put himself a position for success and what we can learn from it
Whether Chance The Rapper knows it or not, he’s a brilliant marketer. Here's what lessons can you can learn from him and his unique strategy.
5 ways you can come off untrustworthy in less than 10 seconds
Knowing whom to trust is an important social and business skill. It takes only seven seconds to assess someone's confidence, competence, status, likeability, warmth, and trustworthiness. Here's how to come across well, and quickly.
Study: When it comes to raising funds, men and women must pitch differently
If you're a woman entrepreneur, you are more likely to get funding if you emphasize your venture's social mission, while men are not expected to do the same.
The 100,000 homes campaign: A model for scaling up excellence
This is a true story that more people ought to hear. It contains numerous lessons for any leader, organization, or social movement about how to spread something good from the few to the many.
Millions of views on YouTube won’t even earn you enough to make rent
If you're starting a YouTube channel, don't expect to get rich quickly, or at all.
6 strategies for delivering your message with style
Delivering your message with style doesn’t mean speaking with pizzazz or using gimmicks, it means making a point with confidence, command, elegance, and relevance.
This is how hitting rock bottom can be the best thing for your career
A new study found that feeling like you have hit "rock bottom" can be the hard reset button your career needs.
Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord on how to embrace your power at work
Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord spoke with Ladders News on the heels of the release of her new book, POWERFUL: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility. In the second of two parts, McCord discusses what employees can do to better themselves, and her time after Netflix.
Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord on how to fix your company
Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord spoke with Ladders News on the heels of the release of her new book, POWERFUL: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility. In the first of two parts, McCord discusses corporations and what they can do to evolve.
5 excuses that will get you nowhere
Certain excuses won't put you in a very productive mindset. Here's what you should never mutter to yourself at work or during the application process.
No, you don’t need a personal brand
When it comes to career lingo, no phrase has gotten more buzz over the past several years than personal branding. You don't need it. Here's why.
Here’s why being a ‘joiner’ makes you absurdly successful
The term “follower” is often used to designate the members of a community, as if it is an entirely passive role.
How to ask for a raise and increase your value at work
Muster as much confidence as you can.
This summer camp teaches teenagers how to create a personal brand
The summer camp teaches everything from how to market yourself to excellent camera angles.
Face-saving Remedies for Awkward Work Situations
Use these tips for changing course and saving the interaction when a conversation takes an awkward turn.
Think You Can’t Get a Job? Think Again.
The only thing standing between you and your next job could be your negative thoughts.
9 Tips for Getting the Referrals You Want
Need help getting the right references for your dream job?
Take these five steps to clearer speech and more effective communication with hiring managers.
Can You Name 10 Companies You’d Work For?
Use this career planning guide to figure out where else you may want to work, and to have a plan if you get fired.
Seeking VP, Anything
If you don't already have a solid elevator pitch, you're doing yourself a disservice.
How To Build Your Personal Brand
Creating a great personal brand could be exactly what you need to get your foot in the door.
How to Sell Yourself at Your Next Job Interview
When self-promotion doesn't come as naturally to you as product promotion does, here are 5 tips to help you master the most important marketing presentation.