4. Collaborate With Other Leaders.
And only saying says, “A man is judged by the company he keeps.” In other words, by associating yourself with successful others, you can create the impression that you, too, are successful. Prospective employers do their homework on who you’ve worked with in the past, and you can use this to your advantage by collaborating with names that will raise eyebrows.
Aim to “share the stage” with successful others to help substantiate your reputation.
Omar Hassam, the founder of a NYC-based personal branding agency, is applying this concept particularly well on the social media front, elevating his brand’s reputation with his new “Authority Life” Facebook live interview series featuring top influencers. Model his approach by incentivizing influencers’ to collaborate with you in exchange for exposure on your platform.
5. Be Optimistic And Proactive.
Searching for a job can be incredibly discouraging. After all, the average employer interviews dozens of candidates before locking in an employee, and that number may be even higher depending on your job. Petroulas’ advice is to be optimistic in your search and to maintain confidence in your assets. If you get rejected, be persistent and keep trying.
Before Petroulas had achieved any substantial outward measures of success, he says he often encountered resistance from others who didn’t believe in him. “Friends, family, I would tell them about the events I was throwing and they’d be like, ‘nah I don’t think it’s really gonna work.’ I proved almost everybody wrong and it made me really believe in myself from that moment,” says Petroulas.
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