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What It Takes to Become a Recruiter

“Technical recruiting is no walk in the park”, that’s what I always hear from my colleagues in the recruitment industry. And, yeah, I gather it requires persistence and a million tons of patience.

But how exactly does one end up becoming a recruiter? Why choose such career path, and how does one succeed? 

LinkedIn wanted to see for themselves, so they asked over 100,000 recruiters how they end up in the profession. Our friends from LinkedIn prepared a nice and informative infographic, to sum up, what they found out.

Apparently, it takes lots of years of heroic hard work (and that’s about 10 years on average), some background in psychology, and the odds may be slightly in your favor if you are a woman. (more…)

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Establishing Control Over Your Name: How To Monitor Your Brand

You’ve  been through a lot already – from envisioning a brand plan, putting up your branding assets online and offline, and reaching out to people who can help you grow – so, what’s next?

Part 1: Getting Started with Personal Branding: Creating Your Brand Vision
Part 2: Getting Seen, Getting Heard: Defining Your Target Audience
Part 3: Building Your Personal Brand Online and Offline
Part 4: Building Your Personal Brand Through Outreach
Part 5: Learning from the Learned: How to Connect With Mentors

In this chapter,  we will talk about making sure your personal brand works for you and not against you. We will go through the reasons why it is important to monitor brand and how you can monitor it best. (more…)

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Learning From The Learned: How to Connect With Mentors

“What would you think if I sang out of tune
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song
And I’ll try not to sing out of key
Oh I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm I get high with a little help from my friends
Mm gonna try with a little help from my friends”

The Beatles, With A Little Help From My Friends, 1997

 

Do we really need to have mentors?

Before we answer that question categorically, here’s what we know: The most successful people in the world we know today have had mentors – Bill Gates had Dr. Ed Roberts, Steve Jobs have Robert Friedland, Tiger Woods had his father, Elizabeth Taylor had Aubrey Hepburn, and many others. (more…)

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Building Your Personal Brand Online and Offline

We’ve already covered how to build a personal brand vision or plan and how to define your target audience. It’s high time we talk about making your plan actually work. Of course, we start from the basics – building the brand you envisioned.

Part 1: Getting Started with Personal Branding: Creating Your Brand Vision
Part 2: Getting Seen, Getting Heard: Defining Your Target Audience

Just like any other brand, you must acquire a number of things that will communicate your brand. They are called branding assets. These include various things like a website, a blog, a podcast, a Twitter handle, a LinkedIn profile, or even a simple but unique username you use across the world wide web. There are also traditional, tangible assets like business cards and newsletters.

In this third part of our seven-article series on personal branding, we will talk about how to secure, develop, and use these assets. (more…)

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