Top 5 Personal Branding This Week


Here are the Top 5 This Week – @andywergedal

Technology has changed the face of the job search forever. It is not enough to have good grades and graduate from a good school. Today, you need to know about email, social networking and personal branding. Check out these articles for some inspiration on how to get the edge over your competition and land the job you want.

The Top 5 This Week

1. Is Your Morning Routine Hurting Your Career?
[Moving On Up]

All the free salary surveys and other salary information you’ll need in 2010.

2. Facebook: The Untapped Job Board
[Great Resumes Fast]

Most of what you hear about facebook while looking for a job involves keeping your information as private as possible from potential employers. While this is good advice, Facebook can also be a valuable tool in your job search, as many smaller companies post their job ads on their Facebook pages.

3. Don’t Send A Thank You Note After the Interview – Send an E-mail
[Great Resumes Fast]

The era of the thank you note after a job interview is over. Well, not the actual “thank you,” just the delivery system. It’s critically important that you thank the interviewer for the opportunity, but it’s also critically important that you get it to him within 24 hours. And a handwritten, snail-mailed note just won’t do that. Send an email.

4. 7 Ways to Start Building Your Personal Brand for Free
[Personal Branding Blog]

The Internet offers you numerous free ways to demonstrate your subject area expertise, set yourself apart from your competition, and build your online visibility. There are several ways you can take small steps today that represents investments you can build on later, developing a major competitive advantage relative over your peers.

5. 3 Ways to Ease Writers Block When Completing Federal Applications
[Career Realism]

If you are applying for similar types of positions, which you should be doing, here are some tips to make it easier for you to ease your writers block and answer the questions with impact and relevance.

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