The Troubled Real Estate Profession and What it Says About Online Personal Branding

The Troubled Real Estate Profession and What it Says About Online Personal Branding
Learn from other industries.

A recent article about the troubled Real Estate Profession bring to mind some of my previous experiences with the Real Estate and Financial Services. It seems that these two professions for years where many people who were unemployed or were people in career transition would make an attempt. Not a knock on the profession. More just an observation based on my experience.

I dealt with tons on newcomers to the business who were attempting everything and anything in order to get clients. I’m sure you have seen some of the gimmicks and chatzkies that would inevitably end up in your mailbox or on your fridge… from the flyswatters, to the magnets to the paper dispensers- the ubiquity of the industry and the professionals who worked it was apparent to anyone with a pulse. Continue reading The Troubled Real Estate Profession and What it Says About Online Personal Branding

Always wanted to be an agent

I liked this article:

Agent of change for women

29-year-old Stanford grad helps athletes reach beyond the court. Especially the part regarding goodwill, which is one of the hallmarks of a good brand. That she works with a specific and well crafted target audience will help her to gain recognition as a specialist; which is key for a great brand.
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Online Personal SPORTS Branding

Great article from the Wall Street Journal about how high school athletes are using new web services to raise awareness in the minds of college recruiters in the hopes of getting scholarships.

The Do-It-Yourself Athletic Scholarship

Another example of how the internet is being used and how individuals should be aware of the way they are exposing themselves online.

Control your perception. Take control of your online brand… for whatever you want to do there is a way to control that perception and you have a choice as to how that will look. Continue reading Online Personal SPORTS Branding

Great Article- A must read about Online Personal Branding and Jobs/Careers

Great Article- A must read about Online Personal Branding and Jobs/Careers

Online investigations into job candidates could be illegal

The rise of companies using the internet to find out information about job seekers and potential candidates is nothing new. They have been doing it for years. News that it might be illegal is interesting, however it will probably not stop companies, recruiters and schools for doing searches. One passage in the article is especially interesting: Continue reading Great Article- A must read about Online Personal Branding and Jobs/Careers

Writing regularly has proven difficult… Awareness #1

Just writing to write is one thing. Yeah, I can scribble down some thoughts and notes, but when it comes to writing something for others to read it becomes a bit more difficult… I start to wonder what would be interesting reading? Why does someone else care about what I write? Etc. Etc.

Here is my first attempt to raise some awareness, some of which was brought on by my own writers block:

Our sense of self-worth, our self-esteem, is important… but its’ abstract. It’s not quantifiable. You can’t touch it. Continue reading Writing regularly has proven difficult… Awareness #1