A Brand New Approach to Job Hunting Asheville NC

Everything about you – your clothes, your conversation, your online profile – should positively represent your personal brand. The end game, of course, is to attract an employer who’s ready to buy.

Ace Staffing
(704) 679-4114
756 Tyvola Rd
Charlotte, NC
 
R&Rgraphicw
(919) 464-3307
555p.o box
wilson, NC
 
molden fiver glaas
(828) 437-3103
307burkemont ave
morganton, NC
 
Athena Educational Consultants, Inc.
(704) 641-4000
4023 Cameron Creek Drive
Matthews, NC
 
A Northern Edge Resumes
(704) 799-7080
143 Wallaces Grant Drive
Mooresville, NC
 
Accuforce Staffing Services Llc
(704) 587-2000
8516 S Tryon St
Charlotte, NC
 
banking,financial,retail cashier
(704) 248-0679
11826 Mallard Ridge Drive
Charlotte, NC
 
Student
(828) 294-9223
3280 Bendwood Road
Newton, NC
 
Adecco Employment Services
(704) 366-3141
6525 Morrison Blvd Ste 330
Charlotte, NC
 
The Resume Station
(704) 248-8332
7900-D Stevens Mill Road, #264
Matthews, NC
 

A Brand New Approach to Job Hunting

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Apple. Nike. Starbucks. What do these companies have in common? They’re all successful brand builders. Consumers associate these brands with quality and style. And that brand-based enthusiasm helps to drive increased sales.

Individual job seekers can also capitalize on the idea of “brand,” when marketing themselves to potential employers. Michael Cushman is a nationally renowned career coach, who suggests that everything about you – your clothes, your conversation, your online profile – should positively represent your personal brand. The end game, of course, is to attract an employer who’s ready to buy.

Create an Ideal Vision

When asked to identify the biggest mistake today’s job seekers are making, Michael Cushman extends the question to include most professional adults –some of whom are already employed. “People don’t put enough conscious effort into guiding their careers,” Cushman offers. “Only when they are unemployed or miserable do they give it any thought.”

Developing a brand will force you to think about your career in terms of long range goals and ideal outcomes. “It’s your life, and there’s no rewind button,” says Cushman. “Create a vision and make it happen.”

Harness Clarity and Passion

Stability can actually be a liability. Too often, our clearest and brightest ambitions are the ones we shrug off in favor of “practical” routes. If you get complacent in a ho-hum position, or you let yourself drift through a succession of mediocre jobs, you’ll never establish a real foundation to build on.

It’s okay to develop a brand that makes a bold statement. Genuine passion and aptitude will always outshine a forced-fit mentality. In other words, if you love landscaping, don’t pursue nursing. “Follow your natural talents,” Cushman urges. “Do what comes easily and joyfully to you. You’ll become great at it, and no one will be able to out-compete you.”

Follow Through

Few people enjoy job interviews, but the experience is much easier if you’re prepared to speak about yourself in a smart, memorable way. Once you’ve established your brand, you’ll find it’s easier to describe yourself, your admirable qualities, and what Cushman calls your “natural genius.”

Remember to maintain your brand in all the places you can be seen – including online. Everything is accessible on the internet. Every picture, screen name, and blog associated with your profile has implications about your beliefs and your character. “You are your brand,” Cushman reminds his clients. “And your brand is significantly affected by your digital life.”

Elizabeth O’Neill

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