We give and we take to everyone we know. Sometimes we give more, sometimes we give less. I have relationships with some people where I know I do 99% of the giving and very little taking. Others, I’m probably more of the taker. And then there are some that are a solid 50/50. You need them, and they need you, maybe at contrasting times, but consistently.
Have you ever stopped and considered what your personal brand is? What the message that you send out to world looks like? Whether you like it or not – we all have a personal brand. What vibe do you give off when you walk into room? The way you speak, the stories you tell, the way you communicate, the way you dress, this is all a part of your personal brand. Are you currently using it to your advantage?
Is your Linkedin profile helping you, or hindering you? Firstly, do you have one? If not, you should. More than 500 million people now have a LinkedIn profile, with 2 new members joining every second! 94% of recruiters now cite Linkedin as a major recruitment tool they use to source and vet potential candidates.