Mark Montoya: Online Personal Branding Specialist

Mark Montoya: Online Personal Branding Specialist
Mark Montoya: Online Personal Branding Specialist

I’m often asked: Online Personal Branding, what is it? And what does it have to do with me?

Good questions.

The fact is that in this era people and companies are increasingly using the internet to find out information about others. When you log onto major social networking sites like LinkedIn, MySpace.com, Facebook Twitter, StumbleUpon or other social media sites (you can find me under username MarkMontoya) you leave a ‘virtual footprint’ that gives an impression of who you are, what you like, whom you chose to associate with and other characteristics about who you are. Continue reading Mark Montoya: Online Personal Branding Specialist

Mark Montoya: Online Personal Branding Specialist

Mark Montoya: Online Personal Branding Specialist
Mark Montoya: Online Personal Branding Specialist

I’m often asked: Online Personal Branding, what is it? And what does it have to do with me?

Good questions.

The fact is that in this era people and companies are increasingly using the internet to find out information about others. When you log onto major social networking sites like LinkedIn, MySpace.com, Facebook Twitter, StumbleUpon or other social media sites (you can find me under username MarkMontoya) you leave a ‘virtual footprint’ that gives an impression of who you are, what you like, whom you chose to associate with and other characteristics about who you are. Continue reading Mark Montoya: Online Personal Branding Specialist

Does Your Personal Brand Reflect Your Authentic Self?

Does Your Personal Brand Reflect Your Authentic Self?Does Your Personal Brand Reflect Your Authentic Self?

Today’s business leaders need to understand the importance of branding and how it allows them to get ahead in a cut-throat marketplace. While personal branding has grown and evolved over the years, its primary focus is still on the inner person, their strengths and beliefs.

What is Personal Branding?
Personal branding is a creative display that intentionally allows a glimpse into the inner workings of an individual. Whether you like it or not, the world is going to form an opinion about you. It’s important to actively shape how you’re perceived by taking command of your personal brand and allowing it to resonate with your intended audience. Continue reading Does Your Personal Brand Reflect Your Authentic Self?

Steps To Take If Your Work Computer Crashes

Steps To Take If Your Work Computer Crashes People rely on their computers for many things today, from surfing the Internet for research and fun to saving all of their favorite photos and videos throughout the years. And those who use their computers for work in addition to pleasure need to take extra precautions in order to ensure that they will be able to recover after an unexpected computer crash.

A computer crash can definitely be extremely devastating. Knowing what to do when your computer crashes, though, can reduce the level of panic that you go through and help you take the necessary steps, listed below, that will allow you to get back to work sooner rather than later.

Continue reading to learn more. Continue reading Steps To Take If Your Work Computer Crashes

5 Guidelines To Follow To Get Your Dream Job

5 Guidelines To Follow To Get Your Dream JobGetting a job is the first official step you take into the often dreaded “real world”. We often see ourselves as the greatest person alive, doing efficient work and being indispensible to the company. We also delude ourselves into thinking that we can negotiate with people like Don Corleone, unfortunately we forget that we are not, a) Marlon Brando and b) the head of the Italian Mafia. Thus, we lesser beings have to work real hard in order to get the job we think is our destiny, and grin and bear most of the obstacles on the way.

To make the process easier, here is a list of some guidelines you can use: Continue reading 5 Guidelines To Follow To Get Your Dream Job

Budgeting When In Between Jobs

When you learn that you are shortly to be made unemployed, it can take some time for this to actually sink in. The main thing to bear in mind is that you really need to stay positive, and that is no mean feat. You will also need to look at your lifestyle and try to alter this to counteract your reduction in income. Even if your feel that you will bounce back pretty soon, it is best to prepare yourself financially for the tough times ahead.

This article offers some advice on how to keep your head above water whilst looking for work. Continue reading Budgeting When In Between Jobs

Top 5 Ways to Market Yourself Online

Top 5 Ways to Market Yourself OnlineThanks to the Internet, we’re living in a golden age of communication. A person in the most remote part of the world still has the capacity to reach an audience of millions. At the same time, the need to stand out from the crowd heightens and marketing becomes more critical than ever.

The amount of ways that you can market yourself online is almost immeasurable. Of course, each method of marketing comes with its own set of pros and cons.

While no method is going to work universally, these are the top five ways that we’ve found for self-marketing. Continue reading Top 5 Ways to Market Yourself Online

Top 3 Retail Franchising Opportunities to Consider in 2013

Top 3 Retail Franchising Opportunities to Consider in 2013The decision to open a business requires a leap of faith even for a well-prepared entrepreneur. This is true when the economy is booming and even more so during a recession. However, you can reduce the risk in opening a business by choosing to become a franchise owner. This gives you the support of an established company, and the benefit of their brand.

Selecting a franchise that best fits your personal and economic circumstances is the next step to being a successful business owner. Continue reading Top 3 Retail Franchising Opportunities to Consider in 2013

3 Crucial Mistakes New Sales Reps Make, and How to Avoid Them

3 Crucial Mistakes New Sales Reps Make, and How to Avoid ThemSales representatives have to deal with a host of issues that those in other fields do not have to deal with. In addition, sales representatives often have to step outside of their comfort zones to land deals. While putting forth considerable effort and not gaining a sale can be incredibly frustrating, the rewards for successful sales can be great.

The most difficult part of working as a sales representative often comes early on in the career, and many new sales representatives make common mistakes, but here are a few tips for avoiding them. Continue reading 3 Crucial Mistakes New Sales Reps Make, and How to Avoid Them