Developing a Killer Personal Brand

Personal branding is critical to your career management, income security, networking success, freelancing, etc. Learn how to build a killer personal brand.
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(267)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 7, 2014
Duration
2h 0m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(267)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 7, 2014
Duration
2h 0m
Description

In this course you will learn about personal branding and how it applies to you. We will go over personal branding basics and foundations. We will learn about different tools and platforms to create, enhance and share your personal brand. We will talk about how to empower others to talk about you the right way so you can enjoy the power of "word of mouth" marketing. We will dive into examples of how people have used some of these tools and tactics for their own personal brands. This course is designed to give you empowerment as an employee, business owner, and leader, and be in a position to give more to your network and your job.

About the author
About the author

Jason Alba is founder of JibberJobber.com, an online relationship manager for professionals to manage their career and job search. Jason is the author of I’m on LinkedIn – Now What??? and coauthor of I’m on Facebook – Now What??? and specializes in helping professionals with career management, network, and personal branding.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

The What and How of Personal Branding
My name is Jason Alba. I've done a number of job search and career management courses for Pluralsight. In this course, what I want to do is drill down on the concept of personal branding, something that we introduced in the career management 2. 0 course, and really dig into how to create a personal brand. Personal branding has always been around, but it's not something that we called personal branding. In 1997, Tom Peters, a popular management guru, wrote an article for the Fast Company Magazine called, The Brand Called You. This is when the concept of personal branding and owning your own brand really became popular. In the introduction to the article it said, personal branding is what it takes to become CEO of Me, Inc. You know from the Career Management 2. 0 Pluralsight course that there's more than just personal branding, There's networking and relationships and things like that, but personal branding really is a big deal, whether you're in job search or not. I'm convinced that if we have a stronger brand, we bring more value to the company that we work for. Could you imagine working in an organization where people are so well-branded within their industry that they're regularly invited to contribute to magazine articles, field questions for interviews, and speak at conferences? The marketing benefit that would come to the company because of the well-branded employees would be powerful. This course is designed to help you understand what personal branding is, as well as identify specific ways that you can increase your own personal brand. Let's get started.

Tactics
In the last module, we talked about the what and the why of personal branding. In this module, we're going to talk about specific tactics. We're going to drill down on certain areas that we can work on and talk about four different things in each of those areas.

Awesome Personal Branding Examples
In this module, we're going to talk about some people who have actually done what we talked about in the last module. We'll see what they've done with personal branding tools and give you examples of things that you might want to try. Let's get started.