Posts for "Success Strategies"


6 Elements to Make Your Portfolio Stand Out

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
May 14, 2013 at 1:30 pm
Career portfolios serve as a great way for job seekers to tell a story about their work experience and illustrate their personal brand. From your internships in college to your ... (more)

The End of Giving ‘Til It Hurts

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
May 14, 2013 at 5:30 am
You’ve heard there’s no “I” in team, right? Career coaches, bosses and the people you work with have told you never to take credit. Never say: “I did this project! Came ... (more)

Being in a Team is Like Being in a Band

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
May 13, 2013 at 3:30 pm
We are always a part of some group with a common purpose – a family, a community, or a team at work. As a flute player and as someone who appreciates beauty and excellence, I ... (more)

The One Thing That Can Make You Successful

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
May 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm
153. That’s the number of work emails I received yesterday. And that doesn’t even account for the 45 emails that I had to write and send (nor does it factor in my personal ... (more)

Personal Branding Weekly – 13 May 2013

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
May 13, 2013 at 5:30 am
Celebrations often take an entire weekend to travel to and from so the following Monday you sometimes feel more tired that going into the weekend.  Here’s your chance to ... (more)

5 Standout Things to Bring to Your Next Interview

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
May 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm
It may seem obvious. You were invited to an interview with the hiring manager or recruiter. They beckoned you because they like your resume and believe you are qualified for the ... (more)

What Cycling Culture can Teach us About Personal Branding

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
April 26, 2013 at 1:30 pm
I am an avid cyclist and even my own personal branding work combines cycling imagery with branding strategy. I often say that being your brand is “just like riding a bike” ... (more)

Countdown to a New Career: 5 Rebranding Tips

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
January 8, 2013 at 2:30 pm
As 2013 dawns on us, many Americans are still struggling against a high national unemployment rate. But starting your new career can begin with one simple practice to set you apart ... (more)

Do You Have a Good Side?

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
January 8, 2013 at 6:30 am
Having a career first in modeling and then in business media, I am acutely aware of which side of my face is my “good side.” It’s the one with a small scar under my eye. ... (more)

Introducing The Promote Yourself Podcast: Episode 1

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
January 7, 2013 at 10:21 am
Welcome to the first episode of the Promote Yourself Podcast (Subscribe on iTunes). It will be a weekly show airing every Monday, giving you the best career advice, the latest ... (more)

Transform Yourself? Change Who You Hang Out With!

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
January 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm
You are the mirror of your influences. If you want to know how to create a positive change in your life, you should consider your major influences. Your activities, the movies ... (more)

Dialing In Your Personal Brand Across Cultures

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
January 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm
One of the best articles I read this year was a New York Times article titled “Young and Global Need Not Apply in Japan.” It highlighted the struggle Japanese, who ... (more)

Don’t Bring Excuses. Bring Solutions

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
January 4, 2013 at 2:30 pm
Just in case you are wondering. Your boss hired you to reduce their workload. Not increase it. The more you can take off their plate the more they can do. Yes, that is delegation ... (more)

An Introvert’s Guide to Interview Success

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
January 1, 2013 at 2:30 pm
Interviews can be scary for any job seeker, but mix in an introverted personality type and they’re sure to warrant an inexplicable amount of stress and anxiety. In the current ... (more)

Personal Branding Pledge for 2013

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
January 1, 2013 at 6:30 am
This year my destination is a matter of manifestation I become a GPS for achievement and success I finally reveal the true nature I possess I am Mighty like an ox Smart like a ... (more)

Get More From Your Brand. Highlight Only the Exceptional.

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
December 30, 2012 at 6:30 am
Imagine a hotel brochure. You’d like to take a get-away weekend to relax and unwind. You see beautiful and serene, spa-like images. You read gushing reviews of their nationally-acclaimed, ... (more)

A New Year, a New Job: Make 2013 Your Lucky Year!

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
December 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm
It’s that time of year again; time to reflect on the past and set goals for success in the upcoming year. Setting New Year’s resolutions may be a cliché exercise, but taking ... (more)

How to Start the New Year Strong

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
December 28, 2012 at 2:30 pm
First, let’s start with a question … Why should you start the year off with a bang? Something to Consider … The early bird gets the worm. Also a bit of a disclaimer: ... (more)

Is 2013 the Year YOU Start MAKING Things Happen?

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
December 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm
Editor’s Note: This blog is a modified excerpt from professional “headhunter” and bestselling job-hunting book author Skip Freeman’s next book in the “Headhunter” Hiring ... (more)

Give The Gifts You Have

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
December 25, 2012 at 6:30 am
If you’re reading this in real time, you’re spending Christmas Day with me.  No, not just my blog post. Me. Perhaps like you, my work shows up more often and in more places ... (more)

Traditional Principles + New Media Practices = Sales Leadership

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
December 24, 2012 at 6:30 am
Sales leadership is achieved today by a combination of traditional principles and new practices. You can’t be successful today unless you use and incorporate the best of ... (more)

Personal Branding Weekly and Visible Word of Mouth

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
December 23, 2012 at 4:00 pm
Personal Branding Weekly Editor’s Note:  Thank you to Oscar Del Santo for his tremendous contribution as a weekly columnist here at the Personal Branding Blog.  In addition ... (more)

Figure Out Exactly What Your Audience Wants

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
December 23, 2012 at 6:30 am
Marketing, branding, selling all boil down to figuring out what your most perfect customer wants. Your brand is a distilled version of what your perfect customer deeply craves. But, ... (more)

Want to Relocate? Six Tips for Getting Noticed

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
December 22, 2012 at 2:30 pm
If you’re looking for a position in a different geographic area than where you live, it can be difficult to get your resume noticed.  Naturally, employers prefer to hire local ... (more)

How the Circus Trains an Elephant to Stay Put

From Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel
December 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm
Editor’s Note: This blog is a modified excerpt from professional “headhunter” and bestselling job-hunting book author Skip Freeman’s next book in the “Headhunter” Hiring ... (more)