Today is Job Action Day! Job Action Day was created with the purpose of encouraging job seekers to think outside the box, invest in their personal branding, and to focus on getting a job that fits their ambitions. We thought we would take some time to talk about what we look for in team members at Centipede Digital.
Are you looking to change careers? Are you returning to the workforce after a parental leave? Whatever your situation may be, this is the perfect time to reconfigure yourself to attract better opportunities. Reinventing yourself is much like rebranding, you want to be seen differently and reintroduce an updated version of yourself.
You don’t have to invent a whole new persona, start by focusing on your strengths, accomplishments and what you can bring to the table. What makes you special? Do you have a unique combination of skills? How can you add value? Identify what it is that you want to do or achieve and differentiate yourself in a way that emphasizes your specialty.
Develop a compelling narrative that explains your evolution and demonstrates how your past fits into your present. Be authentic and honest. Otherwise you’ll have a hard time living up to the image you created.
Think of it as the “search engine optimization” for your personal brand: The more value and content you add to your improved identity, the more likely it is that the new you will stand out.
Centipede Digital is always looking for people who are:
- Be adaptable and coachable.
- Willingness to actually learn, listen and grow.
- Honesty. Say what you mean and mean what you say.
- Commitment. Be in it 100% or don’t bother at all.
Most importantly, always be you. Otherwise, how can you convince others to take you seriously? Constantly pretending is exhausting. So is being around fake people.