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We are all about to venture into Topic 4! But before that happens, it’s time to do yet another reflection! 🙂
At the end of this topic, I still highly stand my ground that CONSISTENCY and AUTHENTICITY is key when it comes to creating a good profile. Employers prefer looking at profiles which have credibility and that are easy to identify with.
Wen Hui actually mentioned about self-branding and how having a good online professional profile is like a branding of yourself. Sounds very much like we are trying to sell ourselves but that’s basically what it really is. She mentioned about other online sites that are available to us such as Gravatar, biznik and Plaxo which I have never heard about and can actually make use of. However, despite all these available websites, I think the ones which we should still focus on will be the usual Linkedin, facebook and twitter profiles that we should manage with care.
My favourite part of Benjamin’s post was that he stated to be audacious, which I found to be really true in today’s world. People who are shy (like myself) might have difficulty as we are just not comfortable with doing so but it seems to be the only way to go. I remember an incident where I met up with a manager who told me that I was far too shy and if I wish to be more successful in the future, I really needed to start voicing out more.
Both Yan Yi and Yi Ming commented on my posts and asked me a very intriguing question – what really makes a headline stand out and yet not over exaggerated? I thought hard about this, and realised that the old short and sweet, straight to the point, applying keywords and being creative still works the best. I managed to find a site which gives some examples of headlines that really stand out which I would like to share with you guys here.
All in all, I feel that this topic has really helped guide me in the ways and importance of creating my own digital online professional profile. Yes, creating a digital online professional profile is no longer an option, but instead a MUST!