In Top 10 Quotes From Trust Agents, I explained my new way to review the books I read and today I will review Career Distinction. It’s an excellent book and must read for recent college graduates and even professional job seekers. I tweet many tips and branding statements that I like during the reading and for those who miss them, here are my top 20 quotes from the book:
1 – You must be crystal clear about the value you bring to your organization and the specific project.
2 – Your personal brand must be powerful enough to impact colleagues and managers even when you are not physically present.
3 – Those who embrace change and accept it as a constant will reap the benefits of this ever-changing environment.
4 – To succeed and find fulfillment, in your work in this dynamic age, you must change the way you think about your career and you must treat your career management as an going activity.
5 – Seek strength in yourself, not your circumstances.
6 – To succeed in any professional endeavor, you must make your unique value memorable.
7 – You are your own 24/7 billboard and interactive ad campaign. Every day, in everything you do, you tell the world about yourself, your values your goals, and your skills.
8 – Personal branding about unearthing your unique attributes—your strength, skills, values, and passions — and using them to stand out from your peers or competitors.
9 – A successful personal brand is authentic: It reflects your unique personal attributes or qualities. That’s why you need to know yourself before you can build successful brand.
10 – To succeed today, you must demonstrate that you are a member of the larger community. Increasing your external visibility builds your brand with additional people who can influence your career now and in the future.
11 – Your personal brand statement serves as a constant reminder of what you want to do with your life.
12 – To have strong brand, you must be clear about who you are and who you are not.
13 – The exciting part of Personal Branding is that it helps you achieve your goals while simultaneously increasing your personal and professional satisfaction.
14 – To build solid reputation, you must be known for something, not a hundred things. So build your online identity around who you are and what makes you relevant and compelling to those people who need to know about you.
15 – Strong brands ensure that everything that they do and all that surrounds them—the technologies they use, the cloths they wear, the way they speak, where they conduct business meetings—communicates their brand message.
16 – When the members of your network respect you and understand your brand, they give you their support as you advance your careers.
17 – The more people you know, the more easily you find the resources necessary to manage your job responsibilities.
18 – All your professional interactions collectively communicate your brand and thus determine your career destiny.
19 – As you track your progress toward your goals, ask yourself whether your brand still aligns with your goals and whether you’ve developed the right communications mix to make your brand visible and credible.
20 – All strong brands contribute to the world at large in some way.
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