How to Gain Credibility When You Have Little Experience
Working on projects as an intern or an unpaid volunteer provides us with the hands-on knowledge we need to jumpstart our careers.
Volunteering for projects provides us with new opportunities to learn and grow, while building our network.
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If you continue to build one meaningful relationship at a time with the people who actually matter to you, by setting up informal meetings or coffee dates, you'll actually end up with a stronger personal brand than those people who fly around networking events engaging in endless conversations about the weather.
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Once you complete your extracurricular, make sure to post your new certification on your LinkedIn, your resume (if relevant) and your personal website to cash in on the branding payoff.
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Enough personal information as to make yourself seem more relatable provided at an appropriate time might just be the key to a future successful career.
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Explain patiently why you chose this path and how you plan on improving the chosen department. Employees also appreciate it when you explain why your new position is integral to your story and, most important, how your direct reports play a critical role in that story.