Do You Know What it Takes to Stand Out Today?Sep 06, 2018
Wow. Our latest event, ‘Get Your Professional Edge On™’ was a major success!
We were honored to receive insider secrets from significant authorities in the fashion biz including Red Carter, designer of his name-sake brand as well as Shenhav Kimhi, Digital Marketing Director of Crabtree & Evelyn and Britta Cabanos, founder of Inside Fashion Design. We also heard from David Brown, a 30-year NIKE veteran, and VP of Global Merchandising for Brand Jordan.
Curious professionals like yourself did a deep dive into the importance of:
Polishing Your Digital Brand – Your personal digital brand should now be focused on an all-encompassing online experience for hiring authorities. We need to go further than a polished LinkedIn profile these days. More hiring authorities are giving their focus to social media platforms such as Instagram. Ask yourself – are you happy with the persona on your Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook? Do these platforms show a good match between your personal and professional life?
Another valuable resource for bridging the divide between you and a hiring manager is a personal website or landing page. Providing a snapshot of who you are is an excellent way to impress a recruiter or hiring authority. A cohesive and polished professional brand is a fantastic way to showcase your expertise and outline your career goals.
Remember – part of being an excellent candidate is knowing how to entice your audience, prompting them to call. The author of this Forbes article touches on the importance of thinking of yourself as a business, and not just a piece of paper.
Contagious Engagement & Passion - Aligning with the first point – a motivated professional will display complete immersion in their industry and career. Diving in and showing passion for what you do is like honey to hiring managers.
Begin by creating an airtight career engagement plan. Visualize where you want your career to be in 6 months, 1 years, and even 3 years.
Next, take the initiative to develop yourself. If you don’t know where to start, send us a note. We have a beat on all the best career development opportunities NYC has to offer.
Then, show off your passion to your network. Professional networking is more important than you know, and this can easily be accomplished by attending a few networking events, and taking advantage of professional development opportunities. According to Payscale.com, an estimated 70-85% of jobs are found through networking. You can read more here.
Having the GRIT to be You – In a crowded marketplace, the last thing you want to be is just like everyone else. Modern hiring managers seek out professionals who have the guts to be an individual with an opinion. Know who you are, and what you want out of your career. If you aren’t focused on where you want to go – how can an employer be excited about you? Believe in your purpose!
“Success tends to bless those who are most committed to giving it the most attention.” Grant Cardone, Author of ‘The 10X Rule.’
You may have missed our event, but we can still help you GET YOUR PROFESSIONAL EDGE ON!™ Once you strategically present yourself, you will position yourself for higher-level job opportunities.
We have 8 seats left for our ‘Professional Edge 1-Day Intensive’ on Friday, Sept. 14th. Click here to join! We are offering 1/2 off until Sunday, Sept. 9th. I promise – your career will never be the same.
Also - feel free to join featured Panelist Britta Cabanos at Inside Fashion Design's booth at STYLECON in NYC (Sat. Sept 8th).
See you there!