Landing Your Dream IT Job: The 4 Pillars of Personal Branding (Part 2)
August 22, 2019
Ever hear the phrase “you are who your friends are?” Well, it rings true for your personal brand, too. It’s important to interact with people who reflect your answers to the questions above to reinforce and ignite your values.
Studies show close friends with shared values help boost confidence and sense of self and influence your behavior – for better or for worse. Plus, those with shared interests can help you remain engaged with your passions and meet like-minded people.
Struggling to form meaningful connections? Try these tactics:
- Attend a business networking event – visit your local Chamber’s website, search Eventbrite, or ask coworkers for suggestions
- Search Meetup or Facebook for upcoming events (or host your own!)
- Find local classes on sites like Groupon
- Sign up for a recurring volunteer opportunity
- Search your local subreddit for events and group activities
Personal Brand Advocates
Immersing yourself in new and different social activities both grows your personal brand and helps you share it with those around you. Who knows – you might even meet people who are interested in sharing career and personal brand advice of their own!
Don’t forget to share your own knowledge, too. The more you learn about optimizing your brand and leveraging career opportunities, the better prepared you’ll be to mentor others by offering insights about your own experiences!
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