One of the most significant characteristics to consider when accepting or rejecting a job offer is the workplace culture. Unlike other characteristics, workplace culture can change quickly whenever there is a change in management personnel.
Last month I started to dive into personal branding. However, how can job seekers create a great personal brand? Let’s discuss where and how you can start as well as maintaining consistency.
When you reach the position of a local government manager, you’re confident that you took your career in a good direction. That’s great; you should be confident in your own capacity. However, the fact that you’re mostly focused on your personal professional growth can be a problem.
Over the last decade, workplace culture has been changing a lot and for the better. Businesses are providing flexible work schedules to improve their employees’ work-life balance, gender parity is being encouraged in all industries and leadership roles, and the ability to work remotely is at an all-time high. These workplace changes are leading to changing interview trends, too.
Did you know that anyone who enlists in the US military the first time incurs an eight-year service commitment? A recruit might sign a two- or four-year active duty contract; after their active duty period ends, they engage in active or inactive reserve duty for the remainder of that 8-year commitment, whether having been drafted or having volunteered into service.
How long has it been since you’ve received a genuinely sincere written or electronically typed thank you note? The nice yet empty, “Thank You” response that we use so easily in emails, texts, and social media is not what I’m referring to. I’m talking about the moment makers; the sweet, thought out, and inspiring thank you note that makes you stop and want to genuinely thank the person back for making your day.
Some people oftentimes fail to realize how important personal branding is in a job search. This realization can come through failing to build a personal brand or failing to care about what information is out there.
In every person’s life, there comes a time when you know an important event or opportunity is approaching. And that you need to make the absolute most out of it. It can be anything: a job interview, a business meeting, a serious deal, a talk with a boss, or even a promotion. Whatever the case may be, you have to be ready for it.
Very few of us have ever had the privilege of handing in our resume confidently along with a new job application. There is always that fear in the back of our minds: was it safe to include my 5th-grade karate certificate as an achievement?
Once you have been offered the job, accepted it and have started your career with it, you should from time to time return to your Resume and ask yourself: Is something missing from my Resume?