Student Branding Blog – Dan Schawbel The Student Branding Blog, part of the Personal Branding Network, is the #1 resource for career and personal branding advice for high school, college and graduate students.
You’ve just left your old-school career center with a brand new resume. According to the advice you received, the resume is “perfect”. You’ve listed your GPA, relevant course work, the class assignments you’re most proud of – and, of course, your well-thought-out objective statement. You can’t lose, right? And yet after graduation, you can’t get [...]
Ah, so many career experts… all ready to impart their wisdom. And, seemingly, all ready to make you and your career fit into some kind of template, for no other reason than convenience – theirs, or yours. This is not a new trend, of course. It has always been easiest to build a template and [...]
We’ve talked many times about the importance of tailoring your career collateral to every single application – and how adding this one element to your job hunt strategy can lead to a huge increase in interviews. Did you know, however, that there are personal attributes that should always be present – regardless of the job [...]
Personal branding should be unique. Personal branding should be remarkable. Personal branding should be… personal. Instead, it seems the goal of most building an online personal brand is working toward neutral, non-confrontational–boring, even. We scrub our Facebook pages, sanitize and corporatize our Linkedin summaries, and make our resumes read like clones of everyone else’s resume. [...]