I met Zach Brown, a Seattle based headhunter, last Friday during the Twitter chat OpenMicCareerChat (@OMCchat), a no-holds-barred career/job search chat for both recruiters and job seekers. As a job seeker, the advice and support I have gotten from this group of top notch recruiters and HR professionals has been wonderful.
My goal in creating hiremeNB for my career search, is to build a brand for myself that showcases both my skills and my individuality. In his latest blog post “Build Your Personal Brand If You Want To Reach Your Professional Goals”, Zach relates my development of hiremeNB.ca as an example of how to “turn real heads with a virtual presence…”
Kathryn Basham has used her job campaign to make sure that someone who has never met her in person can feel comfortable forwarding along her video, her link, or her blog to anyone connected with the possibility of a job in Moncton. That is personal branding — building an impression in the minds of people that you have never met that will drive them to endorse or at least mention you.
He also muses on why someone would ever leave Bourbon Country for the Great White North. I considered titling this post “New Brunswick is Better Than Bourbon!” but was afraid my family might disown me! I may miss the bluegrass and bourbon sometimes but I have found a home in the province and people of New Brunswick that I am in no way ready to leave.
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