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Personal Branding Intro

by Thursday Bram - on Mar 29th 2009 - 2 Comments
Goldfish Swimming

Decades ago, people didn’t talk about personal branding. If you wanted to think about how you could advance in your career back then, you focused on the benefits that you could provide to your company. These days, though, focusing on what you can do for the company won’t get you ahead. Instead, you need to build a personal...

12 Places To Get Business Cards Online

by Samar Owais - on Mar 18th 2009 - 19 Comments
Business Card Exchange

Whether you’re a freelancer, business owner, 9-to-5-er, or even just a student with a part-time job, business cards are a must have. They’re an essential marketing and branding tool in the offline world. (You remember what that is, right?) If done well, business cards brand you and stick you in people’s minds. Not only do you need...

Career Vault: A Career Information Management Tool‏

by Chris Cairns - on Mar 15th 2009 - 1 Comment
Files in Boxes

When it comes to managing your career, you likely have a lot of information to deal with. All the information on your professional training may be in one file, completely separate from the information on your references. Just locating everything you need can add an hour to any career management task or project you work on — a time sink...

Personal Branding Consultants Comparison Matrix

by Thursday Bram - on Feb 15th 2009 - 4 Comments
Hot Branding Irons

Comparing personal branding consultants can be a complicated procedure. Some offer what amount to the same services under different titles. Others have different credentials for the same services. A matrix offers a method of comparison that makes it a little easier to see how different consultants stack up. In this Excel-based matrix,...

Career Management Services Certifications

by Thursday Bram - on Feb 4th 2009 - 7 Comments
Blue Certificate with Gold Seal

A career management professional can have a whole list of letters after his or her name, indicating a whole set of certifications. Just what those certifications are, though, can be a little difficult to determine. This list can provide you with a better understanding of the various career management services certifications — and help...

A Guide To Career Management Services

by Thursday Bram - on Jan 28th 2009 - 3 Comments

When you look at what services a particular career professional lists, it can be like wading through mud. Without a guide it can be hard to tell just what, exactly, is the difference between “career transition coaching” and “career advancement coaching.” These are valuable services without a doubt, but a better...

50 Personal Branding Consultants Worth Working With

by Thursday Bram - on Jan 11th 2009 - 47 Comments

Creating a personal brand is rapidly becoming a necessity: both employers and customers are choosing whom they work with on the basis of a person’s personal brand just as much as their other qualifications. But developing your personal brand might not be as simple as you might hope: it’s not just a matter of buying a domain...