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Monthly Roundup | November 2015 | Personal Branding Hello and welcome to the November 2015 Edition of Monthly Roundups. In this post we will cover the most popular articles on the topic of Personal Branding for this month. The articles in this roundup post has been selected based on the views & social shares that have been generated for the month of November.

  • How to Promote Yourself without looking like a Jerk Self-promotion or Personal Branding is a must if you want to position yourself better than your competitors. But how do you find the right balance & not take it too far? Dorie Clark provides us with some snippets on how to effectively promote yourself. Humility goes a long way in your personal branding endeavours.
  • Here is how you should upgrade your Professional Image Jeff Giesea provides us some insights into the importance of a Professional Image. People do assess you & your competencies based on the way you look . That is an unfortunate fact. So, we need to ensure that we put forward the best professional image. Jeff also provides some examples of how to improve your image.
  • 27 Words You Should Never Use to Describe Yourself If you are an active LinkedIn user – I am sure you have come across a ton of buzz words in people’s profiles. The same goes with resumes. Buzzwords are everywhere. Jeff Haden provides us a list of buzzwords you should consider not using to define your Personal brand.
  • 5 Steps to Build your Personal Brand Do not know how to get started with personal branding? Then this article by Thomas Smale will give you the tangible ideas you can start employing right away to get started. The most important takeaway for me was the importance of authenticity in building your personal brand.

I hope you enjoyed the list. If you haven’t still started the process of building your personal brand, then now could be the time. Just get started – do not worry about perfection. Building a strong personal brand takes time & effort. However, don’t let analysis paralysis stop you from getting started. What is one thing you will today now to build your personal brand?

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Nissar Ahamed is the Founder & CEO of CareerMetis.com. He is also the host of The Career Insider Podcast and the co-host of The C.A.R.E. Podcast

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