Stand out from the crowd: Crafting a personal brand

Published September 27th, 2016 - 10:11 GMT
With a Bayt.com Public Profile, you are easily searchable on major engines (such as Google) and you can use your profile to connect with colleagues, employers and clients alike. (Shutterstock)
With a Bayt.com Public Profile, you are easily searchable on major engines (such as Google) and you can use your profile to connect with colleagues, employers and clients alike. (Shutterstock)

In today’s digital and hyper-social world, branding is no longer associated only with products and services offered by companies.

Branding has become an essential part for the success of any professional and is one of the most important strategies for securing a job.

Here is a quick review of the best methods to creating a powerful personal brand that grabs the attention of peers, employers and clients alike:

1. Build your Bayt.com Public Profile 

Having a Bayt.com Public Profile is similar to having an online business card. It is your own personal brand that automatically grabs the attention of both employers and clients. It is essentially your window to the job market. With a Bayt.com Public Profile, you are easily searchable on major engines (such as Google) and you can use your profile to connect with colleagues, employers and clients alike. Your connections can also endorse your skills or even write recommendations that will be visible on your profile. You can take it one step further, and share it on all forms of your social media. Join the 11 million professionals that already have a public profile on Bayt.com, and start highlighting your skills, experiences, roles and aspirations.

2. Join the Conversations on Bayt.com Specialties

Bayt.com Specialties is the easiest way to establish your presence in your field and to highlight your expertise in the community. You can answer questions that other professionals in the industry may have as well as ask any questions you may need answered by peers.

Stand out by integrating keywords and intelligent responses into the existing conversations. Bayt.com specialties can help you expand your network online, include you in the top ranked professionals in your field, and make you an ideal candidate within your field. Through your discussions, you can also be endorsed by other experts and receive ranks and badges on your CV that prove your expertise.

3. Perfect Your CV 

We all know that it can take less than 30 seconds for your CV to make or break your chances of landing the job. Employers are constantly on the lookout for candidates that match their needs, and regularly skim through thousands of CV’s to find the requirements they’re looking for. Integrating keywords into your CV is extremely important to boost your job application, since a sophisticated algorithm takes your keywords into consideration before giving you a rank that is visible to employers. The higher your rank, the quicker an employer will view your CV. It also helps boost your result for CV search. Over 40,000 employers use the Bayt.com CV search services to find candidates of choice. They type in specific keywords, and if your CV matches what they’re looking for, you will appear at the top of the result list.

As a final piece of advice, always ensure that all your social profiles, on Bayt.com and other platforms, are professional, void of anything you wouldn’t want your boss to see, convey your best image and top skills, and of course, a truthful reflection of yourself

This article originally appeared in Bayt.com.

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