Dear Experts, There are many personal branding tips out there. It makes it somewhat overwhelming. I understand it's a vital concept when you're job searching but I need a way to funnel the information. What's the single most important piece of advice to follow when building your personal brand? Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter: Q#415 Build personal brand on ur Core Value Proposition: what u love 2 do, do really well, want 2 b known 4. (@juliaerickson) Q#415 #1 personal branding tip? Be real. People will like or hate you for who you really are. Don't fake it. (@beneubanks) Q#415 Start small. One social media tool at a time. LinkedIn is a good start. When you feel confident, move on. (@jtodonnell) Q#415 Finally, be consistent. Social media makes it easy to communicate, but has ^^^^ the white noise. Hang in there. (@EmilyBennington) Q#415 Second, be focused. You can't be all things to all people. Narrow brand to 1-3 words you weave through all you do. (@EmilyBennington) Q#415 First, be authentic. If your brand isn't a true reflection of who you are, it won't get off the ground. (@EmilyBennington) Q#415 By getting the word out. In many cases, you are what you say you are. Once you have defined your brand, sell it. (@gradversity) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
January 13, 2010