Articles about Personal Branding

Networking

This is what you should put on a business card

A business card is endlessly customizable, but a word of caution before you go crazy with colors and fonts: when designing, know your audience.

Work fashion

Can you truly bring your authentic fashion self to work?

At some point — about five years ago maybe — the phrase “bring your authentic self to work” became the working world’s hottest new fashion catchphrase.

Job search

The economy is so strong, job seekers are ghosting employers

Now, because of a strong labor market, it's the job seekers who are doing the "ghosting," or disappearing without notice.

The Whole Human

The most important asset you have, but are afraid to use

Your innocence, uniqueness, and authenticity are what set you apart. They’re the qualities that can move you closer to your goals and success.

Job search

Why you need to vet and coach your job references

At their best, a good job reference is your cheerleader. But at their worst, they can be the reason why you get ruled out of contention.

Entrepreneurs

How to build a business around your personal brand

Life keeps evolving. Business keeps changing. But building a personal brand has never been easier. The internet has allowed us all to be on equal footing.

The Whole Human

5 ways to invest in yourself – the concept of compound interest

You can start giving deeper thought to investing in yourself – in other words, building on the wins you’ve already accumulated.

Success

Who gets to be defined as a self-made success?

Who gets to be called a self-made success? This is a debate that Forbes Magazine kicked off when it put Kylie Jenner on its cover.

Communication

Pat yourself on the back. With words. Document your amazingness.

Early on, in spite of my shyness, I learned the importance of talking about myself, about what I do, and just how generally amazing I can be.

Personal Branding

Bob Dylan: When and why you should reinvent yourself

Time changes our circumstances. How well we accommodate this, then, depends on how well we are able to reinvent ourselves.

How To

Turning yourself from a professional into a brand

Like it or not, working in the digital era challenges everyone to create a personal brand — even if it is merely through Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn.

The Whole Human

Why cheating is like pouring wine in a barrel

The problem with cheating: by trying to win at all cost, we miss long-term consequences. Even if we don’t get caught, you’ll experience the aftermath taste.

How To

A guide to writing the perfect pitch to secure a side hustle

Career happiness doesn’t have to be just a far-fetched idea. A side hustle can make it a reality, and if you need help getting a start, this can help.

Be less boring: Make your resume more like a meme

In 2016, Google Trends — which tracks the popularity of search terms — revealed a somewhat startling statistic.

The Whole Human

5 choices that damage your professional reputation

Choices regarding your career influence your perceived character, your trajectory, and your future pursuits. Like it or not — the world is watching.

Work Fashion

The 6 clothing items every professional woman should own, according to stylists

If you’re trying to build a versatile work wardrobe, certain garments and accessories will give you flexibility and polish.

Personal Branding

Humble Brag 101: 8 tips on how to talk about yourself without sounding arrogant

Breaking down the do’s and don’ts for how to properly “humble brag” ... Tips to talk about yourself without sounding arrogant.

Relationships

How to create rare and life-changing relationships with anyone (even your heroes)

The secret of getting others to help you: Because they want to. And for no other reason. Not because they were manipulated or because they feel compelled.

Personal Branding

If nice guys finish last, would it be better to be a bad guy?

Ah … The “Nice Guy” syndrome. There’s a common misconception out there that there are only two kinds of men. Nice guys and bad boys. But nothing could be further from the truth.

The Whole Human

Things to master before turning 50

Things to do before you turn 50 include providing mentorship to someone else, learning how to detect a lie, and tempering your expectations around relationships. Each one will help you become the very best version of yourself.

Personal Branding

Men’s grooming for beginners: Why you should pay more attention to your sideburns and stubble

Even if you can’t take time during your day for a quick shave, you probably should spend a few moments thinking about your own grooming game.

Job search

10 social media rules for new college graduates

If you’re serious about your career you should treat your social media profiles as an extension of your resume. Our social profiles are representative of our personalities, pastimes, and interests, so it’s vital to be conveying the correct image of yourself to current or prospective employers.

According to Science

How many different types of smiles are there?

You’d be forgiven for thinking that counting the different types of smile would be straightforward. It’s anything but. The total number of different types of smile is frequently debated.

Communication

Bring the power of progress into your one-to-one meetings

As a leader, it’s up to you to help connect the dots between team members’ wins and the value their work provides to your company and customers. In the process, not only will your team members experience satisfaction, their output will improve as well. And that’s progress everyone can feel good about.

The Whole Human

‘I don’t feel pretty’ … Why aren’t positivity movements working?

Many young girls and women today are prone to having strong bouts of insecurity about their looks and how they are perceived by others. They’re also strongly inclined to deriving a dominant part of their identity and self-worth from their physical appearance.