In planning for the next phase of your career, think digital. There are — and will be — a lot of opportunities out there.
We’ve written a lot about the importance of self-branding as part of the career development process.
Here are some more tips. These are from Alexia Vernon (a career expert), writing for Careerealism.com, and relate to positioning oneself when seeking a promotion. Vernon offers six hints:
Click the image to read Vernon’s discussion about these tips.
Do you want to be a leader or a follower? To me, the answer is both. Sometimes, we want to get out in front of things and show our leadership skills. Other times, we need to be a cooperative and collaborative team member.
But, if we are not experienced or “natural born” leaders, what can we do to make ourselves better? Minda Zetlin writes for Inc. that: “Ever wish you were better at getting people to do what you want? You can be. All it takes is practice and desire.”
According to Zetlin, there are ten things that we can do to better influence others to follow our leadership:
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Do you want to improve yourself? Would you like to have a “failure-resistant brain”? Well, sometimes we need to think outside the box and be open minded.
According to Nathalie Nahai, Chief Editor of The Web Psychologist: “Here [below] is an infographic that gives you 8 secrets revealing how to create a failure-resistant brain, based on the experiences of winning personalities and how they made their way to the top – including celebrities B.B. King, Laura Linney, and Olympian Kerri Strug, and other fantastic people ranging from an FBI agent and fighter pilot to a high-altitude window washer.”
Take a look at Nahai’s interesting infographic, which was produced by A Winning Personality.
Every year, the Hollywood Reporter publishes an issue that features the leading women in the entertainment industry.
Click the image to see the latest listing.
As has been reported by various sources (see, for example, 1, 2, 3, 4), there are many rewarding career opportunities in marketing. And the potential for career advancement and good earnings (six to seven figure annual compensation if one reaches the top) is strong.
The late Steve Jobs’ greatest talent was his marketing vision regarding product design and innovations, along with his passionate promotion of Apple products. Mark Zuckerberg is first and foremost a great marketer for Facebook! Every big accounting firm needs marketing professionals to get the message out to prospective clients.
According to Kyle Kensing, writing for CareerCast:
“The advertising and marketing industries’ influence is ever present. Open a Web page, turn on a radio or television, walk outside and see a billboard or bus bench, and that impact is clear. The best jobs in advertising and marketing bring products and services into the public consciousness.”
“If a tree falls in the forest but no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?, asks an old proverb. Apply the same principle to marketing. Without consumer awareness, does a product exist?“
“Consider that Samsung spent a reported $11 billion in marketing and advertising in 2012. And that’s just one company. Google’s advertising revenue topped $20 billion in the United States last year, surpassing print outlets for the first time. The staggering sums of money being spent in marketing and advertising are an investment in even higher returns. Thus, professionals in these industries are faced with high-stakes decisions on a daily basis.”
See the potential of a marketing career!!!
Originally posted on Evans on Marketing:
In case anyone is wondering how marketing fares as a career track compared with other professions, let’s look at the most recent report from CNN Money/Payscale.com: “And the winners are… It’s still a tough market, but America’s best jobs offer big growth opportunities, great pay, and work that’s satisfying. Our top 100 offer outstanding prospects in the years ahead.” Click here to see the top 100.
Here are the top 10 careers. TWO are in marketing:
As we have discussed before (also click here), creating a strong personal brand is one of the most important things that you can do for getting a job and advancing in your career. So, if you have not taken this seriously yet, you should so so now.
Consider this observation from Jessica Holbrook Hernandez, writing for Careerealism.com: “Your resume is an amazingly important document. It not only speaks to your past accomplishments, but it also acts as a predictor of your future capabilities. However, your resume can’t successfully complete this task if it isn’t packed with quality information. This includes an outstanding personal branding statement.”