April 16, 2015

5 Ways to Stand Out in the World of Business

We are now living in a world that is constantly stimulated with information and technology. How do we, as aspiring and current business professionals, ensure that we do not get lost in information overload?

Here are five simple tips.

1. Keep an updated resume.

Simple enough. You never know when an opportunity will come along, having an up-to-date resume allows you to be ready for anything that may come your way.

2. Are you on LinkedIn? You should be.

According to a study conducted by Jobvite in 2012, 93 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn to look for candidates. The popularity of this platform has continued to be apparent over the past few years. This online networking tool is key to your success and remaining relevant in a fast-paced digital world.

3. Online portfolio.

If relevant, create and maintain an online portfolio on sites such as WordPress or Weebly to further show your work. Samples of work and your personal style will contribute greatly to your potential success with different companies.

4. Social media presence.

Keep your biographies, connections and news feeds updated on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. Retweet and share relevant content to your field and position yourself as a thought leader among your network.

5. Professionalism.

Do not post, share or do anything online or elsewhere that compromises your authenticity. If you would not be happy with an employer seeing it, do not do it. Maintain a level of professionalism in your life and reap the benefits. 

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