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12/9/2014
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Jeff Bertolucci
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10 Ways To Improve Your Personal Brand

Want to boost your career credibility? Consider this expert advice on strengthening a personal brand.
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Complete your LinkedIn profile LinkedIn might be the de facto social platform for business networking, but many of us don't take it all that seriously. This is a mistake, as recruiters and employers comb the service to find fresh talent. Take a close look at your LinkedIn profile. Does it provide a comprehensive overview of your accomplishments, skills, and goals? If not, it's fairly easy to fill in the blanks, as LinkedIn's profile builder (see image) can step you through the process. The service's Sales Solution Blog has plenty of tips on bolstering your personal brand, such as posting compelling status updates, and actively participating in online discussions rather than being a passive lurker.     
(Source: LinkedIn)

Complete your LinkedIn profile
LinkedIn might be the de facto social platform for business networking, but many of us don't take it all that seriously. This is a mistake, as recruiters and employers comb the service to find fresh talent. Take a close look at your LinkedIn profile. Does it provide a comprehensive overview of your accomplishments, skills, and goals? If not, it's fairly easy to fill in the blanks, as LinkedIn's profile builder (see image) can step you through the process. The service's Sales Solution Blog has plenty of tips on bolstering your personal brand, such as posting compelling status updates, and actively participating in online discussions rather than being a passive lurker.

(Source: LinkedIn)

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12/9/2014 | 12:53:14 PM
Social -- the face to face kind
I wonder if there's also a role for increasing your involvement in outside-of-work, community organizations about which you're passionate. And you get a pay off in personal satisfaction even if it does nothing for your brand.  
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12/9/2014 | 9:28:55 AM
Connect people
Can you connect like-minded people in your community of expertise via Twitter? That is another way to build your brand -- and your network.
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