Contrary to what we would all like to believe, even people that know us don’t think about us nearly as often as we might think! Ask yourself this question: Other than those in your immediate sphere-of-influence does anyone really know who you are and what you’re capable of? Probably not. However, when it comes to personal visibility it’s not really about those that know you well enough that they might be prone to think about you. It’s about those that don’t know you at all or all that well. It’s this group that you must learn to nurture and develop. It’s this group that can produce unexpected but extraordinary opportunities. Opportunities that you’re likely missing out on and you don’t even know it. The funny thing is, the opportunity givers don’t know they’re missing you anymore than you know what you’re missing. Let’s bridge that gap, huh?
You’ll get around to it, you say? You’ll start soon? You’ve been meaning to do it? A personal visibility campaign can be just like diets and exercise––you’ll start tomorrow, right? Yes, it is a lot of work. And no, it won’t be as bad as you think in terms of getting started. It never is. And just like every diet and every exercise program, you’ll be glad you did and the end result will likely be worth it.
You’re on an inexorable path to a more and more comprehensive relationship with technology and it’s not so much a matter of IF you’ll adapt or not. It’s really a matter of how far behind you’ll be before you finally choose to get started. It can either be a proactive decision to get engaged now or you can wait until the decision gets made for you. The latter being the drag-along option.
Before you know it, your profile and social resume will be complete and properly displayed on a number of connectivity platforms. With these platforms working together your visibility will be significantly enhanced, your name will rank high with the various search engines and if you play your cards just right, your name might show up on the first page when someone googles your profession or principal skill set. That would be the pinnacle of personal visibility! The visibility platforms at your disposal like LinkedIn, AboutMe and Brand Yourself are significant and very effective at telling your story in a compelling and meaningful way. Establish a presence on all, perfect your social and professional resume content and optimize your visibility… the sooner the better.
Be assured of one very compelling fact: There are important people out there looking for the right person to match with current opportunities. Make sure they have the best odds and opportunity to find you––you’ll both be better for it.
Don’t get left behind!