Strengthen Your Career Development Plan by Defining Your Personal Brand Strategies
Personal branding is a strategy behind the world’s most successful people. Take that first step to reaching your personal and professional goals. No more excuses! Let us help you understand and build your unique personal brand through our 1-2-3 Success! proven process. A more successful future is right around the corner.
Two Sides of the Same Coin
Consider this…Career success is the result of a strong personal brand. A strong personal brand is the foundation to an effective career plan. They work together to create a formula for success and personal satisfaction. They are two sides to the same coin.
The Personal Branding Process clarifies your unique mix of strengths and abilities and defines them so they are able to be constructed into a highly effective and custom made plan to impact customers, clients, coworkers, managers, and higher ups. A well defined Personal Brand helps clarify your career options. YOUR BRAND helps you make the right choices in terms of jobs and career opportunities.
The Career Development Plan is the natural expression of your personal brand. By understanding your personal brand, you are better able to see ahead the types of career opportunities that position you for success, and which opportunities would set you up for failure. Your Personal Brand is like turning the high beams on while driving down a dark road. Things are much clearer and you are able to drive much more confident, because you can see much further ahead than you could with a more narrow beam of light.
Knowing your unique strengths and contributions to a team is empowering and exciting. It is much easier to be engaged and successful at work, when you are confident in your abilities. Your Personal Brand and Career Development Plan work hand-in-hand in setting you up for the best chance at success.
The Best Jobs Go To Those With The Strongest Personal Brands!
In today’s volatile job market, you need both. Why? Because, great employers, hire people with great personal brands. The best jobs go to those who offer the employer the most persuasive and distinguishing promise of value.
This is especially true in a challenging economic climate. In the midst of company layoffs and high unemployment, the market is flooded with highly qualified and highly competitive candidates.
To compete, you must have a personal brand that is able to position you as the best candidate for the job. A generic personal brand will not compete in today’s job market.
The Current Job Market Demands a Strategic Personal Brand
Today’s job market offers some challenges for those with weak personal brands. Weak personal brands have a difficult time competing for good jobs, because there are so many great candidates competing for the same opportunities.
The pool of well qualified and experienced candidates is full, due to company layoffs and restructuring. It quickly becomes an employers market. Companies can expect and demand quality candidates. They have their pick of the best ones.
Companies don’t have to settle for employees who aren’t effectively managing their careers. Today’s great jobs belong to those with well established personal brands.
Begin Today Building Your Own Personal Brand
If you happen to be one of those seeking employment or pursuing career advancement, who also has a weak personal brand, you need to get a good grip on your career.
You have some work to do in developing your brand. You must discover your unique personal brand value that will distinguish you from your competition. Now is the time to put some personal brand strategies in motion, to improve your chances of competing in this fight for the best jobs. You need a strategic personal brand plan that will help you stand out from the rest of the candidates.
Don’t Get Discouraged…Get It Together!
It is easy to get discouraged. You could just kick yourself for not getting more serious about your career and personal development sooner. It is likely you got lazy or content with your current job, then when it was taken away, you realize you hadn’t remained competitive.
The news you were laid off can knock the wind out of you. You didn’t think it would happen to you. What are you going to do now? Getting discouraged won’t help matters. Regretting your past actions won’t move you forward.
Sitting on the couch eating donuts and watching soaps, isn’t going to thrust your career into success. It’s going to take you vowing you will never allow yourself to be in this position again, and taking steps to build your personal brand.
You Need A Plan
To reach your goals of building a strong personal brand, you must have a plan. Successful brand development won’t just happen, rather it will be the result of a laser focused personal brand strategy plan filled with proven branding strategies.
You may be tempted to take some shortcuts, cut some corners, skip some steps along the way, but that will only result in you wasting more valuable time. No, it’s time to do it right. This time you are going to actually do the work. This time you are going to make sure you have done your research and discovered a plan proven to help you reach your career goals.
A personal brand plan should include a process of Discovering your own strengths and weaknesses. Time is well spent discovering the things that make you most unique. What is your unique promise of value that you can offer an employer that makes you stand out from all the other candidates?
Once your unique promise of value is crystal clear, you will be ready to begin developing your plan. However, if you skip the discover process and are unclear on what makes you unique, the plan will not be able to stand the test.
Your plans strength and effectiveness is no more effective than the strength of your brand. Your plan must be founded on a solid personal brand.
Once your brand is in place and you have discovered your unique position of value, you now have the fuel necessary to drive your plan. It’s true you need a plan, but it is equally true you need a clear vision of your brand value. Together, they have the power to bring you success beyond your dreams.
Don’t Go It Alone
This is one journey you don’t won’t to go alone. There is no reason to recreate the wheel. Find someone who is successful who will mentor you, or reach out to someone who has a proven process in personal branding and career development.