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Get Back to Work: Your Personal Brand

In my book, Get Back to Work: Smart and Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make your Next Career Move, the third chapter – Your Brand – is all about the critical and often overlooked step of building and maintaining your personal brand.

You probably have read about this idea of “creating a personal brand.” What is it exactly? And where do you begin? Once you’ve identified what it is, then what do you do with it?  The Your Brand chapter in my upcoming book will help you to answer those important questions.

Here is an excerpt from the book:

Get Back to Work: Take Care of Yourself

Get Back to Work: Take Care of Yourself

In my upcoming book, Get Back to Work: Smart and Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make your Next Career Move, the first chapter – Take Care of Yourself – is one of the most important steps for anyone who is looking for work. In this kickoff chapter, I share some great tips on staying fit – physically, mentally and financially.

During my year and half of looking for work, there were days when I wouldn’t eat well and barely have the gusto to get up.  It was a short period of time where I was going through a grieving process – the loss of my previous job and undeniable sense of low self-esteem from being unemployed – which I did not understand at the time. I finally got through all the downs and started to change some habits to create a better future for me and my family. 

Here is an excerpt from the book:

Get Back to Work: Take Care of Yourself

Get Back to Work: Take Care of Yourself

In my book, Get Back to Work: Smart and Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make your Next Career Move, the first chapter – Take Care of Yourself – is one of the most important steps for anyone who is looking for work. In this kickoff chapter, I share some great tips on staying fit – physically, mentally and financially.

During my year and half of looking for work, there were days when I wouldn’t eat well and barely have the gusto to get up.  It was a short period of time where I was going through a grieving process – the loss of my previous job and undeniable sense of low self-esteem from being unemployed – which I did not understand at the time. I finally got through all the downs and started to change some habits to create a better future for me and my family. 

Here is an excerpt from the book:

Get Back to Work: Support Resources

Get Back to Work: Support Resources

In my upcoming book, Get Back to Work: Smart and Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make your Next Career Move, the second chapter – Support Resources – is a great place for helpful resources that can be utilized by job seekers when looking for work.

With so many untapped resources out there, chances are you’re not using many of these effective tactics available while looking for work. Why? Most likely because:

1.       People are not aware of the existing resources, or

2.       People looking for work don’t think that they need resources, or that the resources can’t help them or that the resources don’t fit their specific needs

Get Back to Work: Networking

Get Back to Work: Networking

In my book, Get Back to Work: Smart and Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make your Next Career Move, the fourth chapter – Networking – reviews strategies to successfully build a list of contacts through effective networking to find new job opportunities. 

I am sure you have heard the phrase: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”   To build this important network of contacts, you have to get out and start networking to build new business relationships or to cultivate the ones you already may have.  It’s imperative; after you meet someone, connect on LinkedIn, email and/or phone call to follow up. In this chapter of Get Back to Work, I share some even more helpful tips and strategies to make networking work for you to find your next job opportunity.

Here is an excerpt from the book:

Get Back to Work: Hidden Job Market

Get Back to Work: Hidden Job Market

Tapping into the “hidden job market” is a key, and sometimes overlooked, tool when you are looking for work. In my upcoming book, Get Back to Work: Smart and Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make your Next Career Move, the fifth chapter – Hidden Job Market – shares what this market looks like and how to effectively tap into it.   Essentially, the hidden job market are the jobs and/or positions that companies do not post externally. Here is a sample of steps available to take to tap into this unknown market:

Get Back to Work: The Checklist

Get Back to Work: The Checklist

Get Back to Work: Smart and Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make your Next Career Move my upcoming book that will be released later this summer – is something I never thought that I could, or would  write… but circumstances in my life changed that.  Back in 2009 when I was laid off my from job in corporate America after over a decade of working in staffing and recruiting, I thought I would jump right back into the workforce with a new job quickly.  During my year and half journey of unemployment and, more importantly, reinvention, I was also helping others to find work.  In 2010 I became involved with Active Job Seekers of America where I was president of the local chapter and then volunteer executive director, a position I still hold today.