Personal branding can add plenty of values into one’s business or career at a certain time in life.
While we still associate branding with businesses or celebrities, it is fast becoming a powerful tool used by many professionals all over the world to differentiate themselves from the rest.
How you represent yourselves can make all the difference when expanding your career or growing your business and finding new opportunities. Now when you approach a prospect the first things they are going to do is Google you and see if you are the sort of person they can be bothered to have a conversation with.
If your brand doesn’t suggest that you are a good investment of their time you will find that your emails go unanswered and you only ever get to talk to their voicemail.
Your brand is the footprint that you leave on the Internet. So not only do you need to make sure that it tells the story that you want in the way that you want, but you also need to make sure that isn’t undermined by anything you share or post on any of your social platforms.
When is it especially useful to think about personal branding though?
Some of the times that it will be especially helpful to consider personal branding include the following:
- You are changing careers: Changing direction is always a good chance to get your name out there, especially if you are on the market for a new position. Branding yourself will help you create the kind of impression that attracts the sort of work you want to do once you decide to change your path.
- You are starting a business: If you are planning to launch a new business, it can be very useful to consider branding yourself as an individual as well.
- You are rebranding: On a similar note, you may be fresh on the job market after a long period of employment. Or, you may be making some other sort of change with your brand. Whether you have changed your name, logo, skills, goals, vision or mission, rebranding is the perfect opportunity for growth.
- You are moving to a new location: Another time that branding yourself is a worthwhile investment is when you move to a new location. In your hometown, you likely have a lifetime of contacts, along with a long history and a proven track record. In a brand new location, however, you will need to position yourself to a whole new audience.
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