Now that you understand what personal branding is you need to start now, before you need to get a job. You might already have a job or you might be in school and training for a career. Either way, start branding yourself now because at some point you are likely going to be looking for a job. If you wait until you actually need a job you will find that the actions you take won't make a lot of difference. If you start now, you will be building a foundation for the future.
Personal Branding Through Blogging
Start your personal branding with a blog. Buy your personal name as a domain name. That way if future employers search for you your blog will be the first thing they find. You control what they are exposed to so make sure it is good!
Here are a few things you can blog about:
- Your education and what you learned
- Your activities in professional organizations
- Articles that you have read online; link to them, quote them, and share your opinion
- Your thoughts on current trends