Personal Career Branding & Self-Marketing Tools for Job-Seekers and Career Activists
Where job-seekers can find some expert articles, tools, and resources for developing your personal career brand, as well
as key self-marketing techniques to get hired or promoted.Quintessential Careers Career Branding & Marketing Articles
Are you still using Monster or CareerBuilder to post your resume or search for jobs? Are you wasting countless hours each
day searching for jobs onlineÂ” with minimal or no results for all your efforts? Are you searching for a better way
to find a new job or career?If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, this article will provide you
with the tools to proactively take control of your job-search while using the Web to build your career brand.
Q TIPS: Quick and Quintessential Tips to Guide Your Job Search and Work Life
Useful college career job-hunting and workplace tips trends and information for job-seekers.Please note: We publish three career development and job-hunting tips in each issue of QuintZine our career and job-hunting e-newsletter. We also have tips we’ve pulled from our articles tutorials Career Expert series and from previous Career Doctor columns.
All these tips are archived here for your convenience.QuintZine delivered free to your mailboxÂ” offers readers a number of exciting and informative career and job-hunting features and links.
Q-Tips: These job-search career networking tips” how to build and strengthen your network, the power of informational interviews
and networking, and more” have been gathered from numerous sources throughout Quintessential Careers and organized
here for your convenience.
These job-search salary negotiation and compensation tipsÂ” dealing with salary requirements negotiating the salary and benefits
you deserve and more” have been gathered from numerous sources throughout Quintessential Careers and organized
here for your convenience.
What is a cover letter? It’s a letter of introduction that highlights your key accomplishments and fit for a job opening.
A cover letter adds focus to your resume. Few employers seriously consider a resume that is not accompanied
by a cover letter; thus, a cover letter needs to be part of your job-search strategy. Each cover letter must
be tailored to each job, each employer.
A collection of real, high-quality professionally developed resume (and some cover letter) samples for science, engineeering,
and IT job-seekers. Provided at no cost.
Useful college career job-hunting and workplace tips trends and information for job-seekers.
Please note: We publish three career development and job-hunting tips in each issue of QuintZine our career and job-hunting e-newsletter. We also have tips we’ve pulled from our articles tutorials Career
Expert series and from previous Career Doctor columns. All these tips are archived here for your convenience.
QuintZine — delivered free to your
mailbox — offers readers a number of exciting and informative career and job-hunting features and links.
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What is it that all successful companies have masteredÂ” and what job-seekers looking to advance in their careers need to
master? What is it about Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Starbucks, Disney, and McDonald’s? What makes a consumer buy
one product over another” and makes one job-seeker much more sought after than others? The answer is marketing,
but more specifically it is the power of branding. And branding isn’t just for products anymore.
Do you know your personal career brand image? Do you have a strong sense of your professional brand message? What’s your
brand story? If you are looking to advance your career (whether through a new job or a promotion), these
are questions you must be able to answer. Your personal career brand imageÂ” your reputation/image and the
value that others perceive you possess in your role in the workforceÂ” is something you can develop, shape,
Other Quintessential Career Marketing Resources:
- Career Portfolio Tools and Resources for Job-Seekers.
One of the best ways to build and promote your brand is by creating both a traditional job-search portfolio, as well
as an online version. Find the tools you need in this section of Quintessential Careers.
Career and Personal Branding Books:
- Career Branding, Personal Branding, and Career Storytelling Books for Job-Seekers and Entrepreneurs.
The Quintessential Careers team has personally selected the best career branding books to help propel your career.
Career and Personal Branding Websites:
- The Brand Called You. An article by business
guru Tom Peters, published on FastCompany.com.
- Me Incorporated: Your Own Magnetic Brand.
A nice overview of personal branding by Randall Frost on BrandChannel.com.
Reach Communications Consultancy. A personal branding and performance
coaching site that includes an innovative assessment, the 360Â° Reach Assessment, which helps you get the real story
about how you are perceived by those around you.
- ResumeBucket.com — a great personal branding site where job-seekers
can upload up to 20 versions of your resume, which are then converted to Web pages, so that they are available online
(each with a unique URL) 24/7 from anywhere in the world — fully searchable (unless you want to keep it private)
and edited with or without HTML tags. The site also includes a quick job-search feature using Indeed.com. No cost