Here in this article, I am going to say about one thing which can boost your career to the next level. Trust me, this is going to work. I am Sibeesh Venu, I have been in the software development industry for the past 7 years now. I have worked with many companies now, including a small company with 5 – 10 members and multinational companies. Let’s skip the introduction for now, and jump into the contents. I hope you will like this article.
We all are working in our day to day life, some people run their own company, some people work for other companies, some are not employed. The common thing that we can find in all these people is, they are passionate about their career. I am sure you are passionate about your career, aren’t you? Just being passionate about something will not give you what you deserve. There are some actions you must take from your end. Here in this post, we are going to discuss one key thing, which is nothing but Personal Branding.
Yes, it is just a two word. But the impacts that two words can make is huge. There are many people out there, who think that branding is needed for some products or for some companies. I would strongly disagree with that. As a person, you must consider yourself as a CEO of you (Your personal brand). So as a CEO, you should definitely need some branding. Am I right?
Now you read that, you need a personal brand. How to achieve that? Here are some points which I think important.
Online search presence
How many times do you search for something in Google per day? How about an hour? A minute? There are billions of search queries happening in a minute in the world. What does that mean to you? We live in an online world, everything is online here.
So, if someone searches for you on the internet, and they were unable to find you, that means you are not alone in this online world. As a first step, just search your name in Google now. Were you able to find you? Did you get any of your images? Let me show you the result which I got when I search my name “Sibeesh Venu” in Google.
As you can see, there are links to my blog https://sibeeshpassion.com, my social media presence, my article links etc. If you find some result as this, when you search your name, wow you are doing great. Congratulations.
If not, please grab your domain with your name on it. For example https://sibeeshvenu.com and https://sibeeshpassion.com. This is very important, we all spent a lot of money on building a home in our real life. So, there is nothing wrong with spending a few thousands money in building your online home.
Impacts of social media
All the social media are very useful if you utilize it in a better way. You must create your identity at least in the following social media.
- Google plus
Remember, what you share in these social media defines you. So whenever you share something, please make sure that you are sharing the right content. Let’s say you had created your social media presence, and if you are not active there, it can give a negative impression to your followers or readers. If you are sure that you are not going to be active in these social media, please do not create an account there, so that we can avoid the negative impression.
And I will always recommend you to be active there and connect with the people, I am sure you will be able to find a lot of good people. There is a lot to learn. You should also create pages or accounts for your brand name. In my case, I had created a Facebook page https://facebook.com/SibeeshPassion/ for my brand name Sibeesh Passion.
Do what you are passionate about and share about them in internet
This is an important aspect. We all have 24 hours in a day. It is very important that we should prioritize things we need to do in a day, and most importantly you should find some time for yourself to do the things we are passionate about. If you ask me, I am passionate about learning and writing. I always do that no matter what happens. I give a top priority for that.
The biggest advantage of this is, there are other people in the world who may get your advice/work etc useful. So you are helping them in this online world. Helping others is an awesome thing to do right?
Work and your passion
If you are working in an environment or in an industry which you are passionate about, then it is the best thing to do, and it is amazing. You will learn a lot in your day to day life, you will not get bored. In that case, you can expertise things easily hence you can share the knowledge.
What if your passion and your work are entirely different? Yes, there are many people who live in that situation. The only advice I would like to give them is, please try to find out a job in the industry you are passionate about. You can be a star there. There is a great quote from Steve Jobs, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do”
I may add some more points to this article as I think of something. Till then here is the Todo for you.
- Get your domain and host it.
- Make sure you are following SEO standards. If you are not sure about SEO, I strongly recommend you to read this articles.
- Start sharing things you are passionate about in social media
Thanks a lot for reading. I will come back with another post on the same topic very soon. Meanwhile please check my online homes https://sibeeshpassion.com/ and https://sibeeshvenu.com/ Did I miss anything that you may think which is needed? Could you find this post as useful? I hope you liked this article. Please share me your valuable suggestions and feedback.
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