Brand Career Management Monthly Tip Sheet
Unbelievably, it’s already March. Have you started working on some of your career goals for the year? If not, start this month and you can still make great strides in 2017.
As you may know, March celebrates International Women’s Day (March 8th). Because of this, I’ve filled this issue with links, resources and articles related to women in the workplace and I share some websites specific for working women. I hope you enjoy them.
Working with women in career management has always moved and motivated me. One of my major career / business goals is to start working with more women and women’s groups, and finding new ways to engage women with their careers. If you have any ideas for me in this regard, please feel free to share them.
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Improve Your LinkedIn Profile Picture: You don’t have to hire a professional photographer for a LinkedIn profile picture; however, make sure you ask someone who is capable of taking a good shot. Selfies have no place here. Below are three tips to help ensure a good profile picture.
The posts below offer advice to women on various aspects of career management, to increase their rate of success in the workplace. Consider how you can apply these bits of wisdom to your own situation.
Megan Della-Camina offers good advice and interesting thoughts on why women should seek out a mentor and how to do it.
BRANDING AS CAREER INSURANCE
One of my favorite reinvention and branding experts, Dorie Clark (dorieclark.com) is quoted in this article by Nneka Orji on www.theglasshammer.com (a career resource for professional women), about challenging some perceptions of professional women as you brand and reinvent yourself.
TAKING RISKS TO FURTHER YOUR CAREER
This longer LinkedIn post is actually an excerpt from Joann Lublin’s book Earning It: Hard-on Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World. It illustrates how leaping off of the “glass cliff” may end up helping your career.
MAINTAINING THE LOVE OF YOUR CAREER
I was honored to recently guest blog for www.sharpheels.com (a site tailored for professional women on careers, fashion, travel and shopping). Please check out my February post about loving your career. If you wouldn’t mind sharing it, liking it, etc. there are links on the original post to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn on the bottom of the page. If it’s helpful to know, my Twitter handle is @brandcareermgmt, my Facebook business page is Facebook.com/BrandCareerManagement, and click here for this post on LinkedIn.
LEANING INTO YOUR CAREER
If you’re not familiar with Sheryl Sandberg, she wrote Lean In, and has started a website to help women succeed at work. Look for a group of support in your local area, or start a Lean In circle near you.
Over the coming months, I will be spreading the word about the major LinkedIn overhaul and how to best manage these changes, in a presentation titled ”What’s New, What’s Gone and What You Need to Know.”
Tuesday, March 28 at 4 pm (closed to the public)
Monday, May 15 at 7 pm (free and open to the public)
As mentioned last issue, I’m really interested in speaking to women’s groups focused on mid-career professionals between 40 and 60 years of age. If you know of any groups that match this criteria, please let me know. Three popular topics I can address are: Assessing and Marketing Your Strengths, Proactively Changing Careers, and Managing Your Career for Success.