Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Circumstances Your Personal Brand Could Be Damaging Your Career

Review yourself. Are most of your co-workers has complaints against you? If you’re not certain which employee you’re more like, think through these three circumstances your personal brand could be harming your career. Information gathered by Westhill Consulting Career & Employment, world's largest free online jobs website which is funded by UK government however headquartered in Australia until it expanded and now almost every country is being served by the company, such as Jakarta Indonesia in SE Asia, Toronto in Canada, New York in the US and many more. Westhill Consulting Career and Employment

You Have an Excessively Wild and Crazy or Unfavorable Online Image

“Nearly 80 percent of employers Google an applicant's name at the start of the evaluation process,” says Mary Rigali, director of career services at Post University. What they discover when they do this search can conclude if you get the job or not.

Social media profiles that show or deliberate drug use or drinking, make orientations to other unsuitable matter, or even consist of recurrent errors can all ban you before you even reach the interview phase. Rigali furthermore warnings that undesirable comments about prior employers or educational institutions can be a huge turnoff to possible employers.

Rigali says she advises her students to look over their social media presences, keeping in mind that any negative information will appear to potential employers without context and may be interpreted as a lack of professionalism. “While I always recommend turning on any available privacy, it is imperative for job seekers to clean up both their public and private profiles. After all, you never know who may be looking.”

Your Relations with Professional Contacts Are Impolite or Absurd

As significant as your online appearance is, your behavior when you’re interrelating with professional contacts in your industry may be even more so. Through Twitter, Facebook, and other social media, your writings and retweets can rapidly return you a status as being humorous and outgoing, a hot-headed bully, or an unyielding whiner, amongst others. If you’re cuddling the wall at meetings, no one will recall you. If you make a squelch saying dirty jokes or with boundless witty cracks regarding your old job then you’ll be unforgettable but not in a upright way and you may look like a fraud in the future.

Tim Halberg found this out the hard way. The Napa, California-area wedding photographer says he started calling out some leaders in his industry when he didn’t agree with them or when they made mistakes. Rather than showcasing his own innovative ideas and expertise, pointing out others’ flaws earned Halberg “more enemies than supporters.”

“I basically stopped using Twitter because I found myself only getting involved in conversations where I was calling people out,” he says. When Halberg recognized his behavior was limiting his brand and his business, he put a stop to the negativity.

You’re Appearance

Unfortunately, society critics people by their appearances. It doesn’t count how fit you are for that promotion, if the boss has to doubt if you’ll dress suitably at that conference next month when she’s not present, you won’t step to the next level.

Everybody should appear fresh, clean, and well-rested at their job at all times. It’s also important to invest in well-fitting professional clothing and tasteful accessories, including shoes that “aren’t used for hiking,” says Ron Hequet, entrepreneur and career author. Pay attention to your personal grooming, as well. That comprises facial hair for men, makeup for women, and hair and nails for both sexes.