March 25th– The #LetteroftheDay is “G” as in Golden Rule
“Treat others the way you want to be treated.” Seems like a pretty simple concept, yet more and more people tend to think of only themselves, especially when it comes to their careers. Some only care about making more money and moving their career forward without a care of who’s toes they step on along the way.
We have all had someone that has been instrumental in helping us obtain success in our career. Take time this week to thank those who have helped you.
March 26th– The #LetteroftheDay is “H” as in Headline
What does your LinkedIn headline say about you? You have room for up to 120 characters on your headline, so make the most of them.
When you establish your LinkedIn profile, you are automatically assigned a headline that is simply <Your current job title> at <Your current company>
Your headline should be used to try to capture someone’s attention and entice them into reading your profile. Show others your unique value.
Whose profile are you most likely to click on?
- Sales Manager at Widgets Are Us
- Award-Winning District Sales Manager | Increased YOY Revenue 22% | Ranked #1 in North America
March 27th– The #LetteroftheDay is “I” as is Impression
You have one chance to make a first impression, not only with your résumé but in all aspects of the job search.
Do employers think you’re lazy if you don’t put together a customized cover letter?
Are you really in tune with current trends and technologies if you don’t have a developed LinkedIn profile?
How do you portray yourself if you respond to a text from a recruiter with a thumbs up emoji instead of typing up a well-crafted response like, “I look forward to meeting you on Tuesday to discuss how I can help your team grow.”?
Will you seem interested if you show up to the interview without in-depth knowledge of the company?
Everything you touch in the hiring process makes a difference.
March 28th– The #LetteroftheDay is “J” as in Journey
Your career is a journey, so stop along with the way to appreciate what you’ve accomplished, the impact you have had on others, and the ways you have helped your company grow.
We often get bogged down with the minutiae that we fail to see the big picture and the value we bring.
I would encourage everyone to write down three positive things you have been a part of each and every week. At the end of the year, go back and read through your journal. You’ll be amazed at what you’ve accomplished.
March 29th– The #LetteroftheDay is “K” as in Kermit
One key to developing an effective LinkedIn summary is to provide some personal insights.
Hiring Managers and other decision-makers have a strong preference for prospective employees who are a good culture fit and can easily fit into the team’s dynamic.
Be authentic – don’t be afraid to communicate something authentic or personal in your profile. There is more to you than what happens from the hours of 8-5.A little-known fact about me: I do a spot-on impression of Kermit the Frog.
And no, I’m not posting a video of it. 8 )