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Look Before you leap- Making the career switch -
Patrick Ambron | Co-founder & CEO |brandyourself.com
• My background
• making the leap to start brandyourself
• how you can make the leap too
how brandyourself
came to be
this is pete.
star student. top internship candidate.
BrandYourself co-founder.
Peter Kistler
when hiring managers googled “pete kistler” 

they didn’t find the star student…
they found pete kistler the criminal
same name, two very
different people
pete had to fix his
results immediately
this guy
Unfortunately, Pete wasn’t:
this guy
or
Names are Googled Every Day
HR departments Required to
Google Candidates
we realized this is a big problem for a lot of pe...
we made it our mission to
help everyone put their
best foot forward online
we launched in 2010 at Syracuse university:

No marketing Budget, no resources, no clue
it started with a lot of building
and rebuilding
and more rebuilding
Until we launched!
(it took a while for our site to look like this)
50 full-time employees
over 300,000 Customers
$5 Million in funding
Inc’s 35 under 35
Where we are now
why make the
career switch?
I’m not
learning
anything
i hate my job
I want to set
my own hours
I want to be part of
something bigger
I want to do
what...
How to make the
change & get out there
freelance
work for
a Startup
build
something
Freelance
Decide on what you can offer
• writing
• Marketing
• Design
• Project management
• Finance
• programming
• Teaching/Tutori...
where to find freelance gigs
*don’t be afraid of offering free services to the right people
work for a startup
*yes, we’re hiring!
where to find startups
build something
*a much larger convo
for another day
How to brand Yourself
for the next step
Get on Social Media1
GET A domain NAME2
YOURNAME.COM
yourname.net
yourname.org
Create a Personal Website3
*include your portfolio (show off your skills)
start a blog related to your skill
4
*write about things related to your new career
5 USE YOUR REAL NAME
good: Not so good:
@johnsmith @bigj151
*so search engines can find THE content about you
A SOLID ONLINE
PERSONAL BRAND WILL
HELP POSITION YOU FOR
YOUR NEW CAREER
and help you
make the leap
Thanks!
website: brandyourself.com
Email: support@brandyourself.com
Phone: 315-565-1799
need help branding yourself for th...
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/22643961@N00/206770217/">Lumatic</a> via <a href="http://
compfight.com">Compfight<...
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Look Before You Leap: Tips for Making the Career Switch (by @BrandYourself)

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Whatever your reason may be for moving on to greener career pastures, making any career switch is a huge step. But (when done right) can be one of the best things for you. Follow BrandYourself co-founder Patrick Ambron's leap into starting BrandYourself, lessons learned and how you can best position yourself for making your own career leap.

*Originally presented at General Assembly 8/14

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  1. 1. Look Before you leap- Making the career switch - Patrick Ambron | Co-founder & CEO |brandyourself.com
  2. 2. • My background • making the leap to start brandyourself • how you can make the leap too
  3. 3. how brandyourself came to be
  4. 4. this is pete. star student. top internship candidate. BrandYourself co-founder.
  5. 5. Peter Kistler when hiring managers googled “pete kistler” 
 they didn’t find the star student…
  6. 6. they found pete kistler the criminal
  7. 7. same name, two very different people
  8. 8. pete had to fix his results immediately
  9. 9. this guy Unfortunately, Pete wasn’t: this guy or
  10. 10. Names are Googled Every Day HR departments Required to Google Candidates we realized this is a big problem for a lot of people
  11. 11. we made it our mission to help everyone put their best foot forward online
  12. 12. we launched in 2010 at Syracuse university:
 No marketing Budget, no resources, no clue
  13. 13. it started with a lot of building
  14. 14. and rebuilding
  15. 15. and more rebuilding
  16. 16. Until we launched! (it took a while for our site to look like this)
  17. 17. 50 full-time employees over 300,000 Customers $5 Million in funding Inc’s 35 under 35 Where we are now
  18. 18. why make the career switch?
  19. 19. I’m not learning anything i hate my job I want to set my own hours I want to be part of something bigger I want to do what I love i want to be my own boss I work with “old” people
  20. 20. How to make the change & get out there
  21. 21. freelance work for a Startup build something
  22. 22. Freelance
  23. 23. Decide on what you can offer • writing • Marketing • Design • Project management • Finance • programming • Teaching/Tutoring • Administrative
  24. 24. where to find freelance gigs *don’t be afraid of offering free services to the right people
  25. 25. work for a startup *yes, we’re hiring!
  26. 26. where to find startups
  27. 27. build something *a much larger convo for another day
  28. 28. How to brand Yourself for the next step
  29. 29. Get on Social Media1
  30. 30. GET A domain NAME2 YOURNAME.COM yourname.net yourname.org
  31. 31. Create a Personal Website3 *include your portfolio (show off your skills)
  32. 32. start a blog related to your skill 4 *write about things related to your new career
  33. 33. 5 USE YOUR REAL NAME good: Not so good: @johnsmith @bigj151 *so search engines can find THE content about you
  34. 34. A SOLID ONLINE PERSONAL BRAND WILL HELP POSITION YOU FOR YOUR NEW CAREER
  35. 35. and help you make the leap
  36. 36. Thanks! website: brandyourself.com Email: support@brandyourself.com Phone: 315-565-1799 need help branding yourself for the next step?
  37. 37. <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/22643961@N00/206770217/">Lumatic</a> via <a href="http:// compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="https://www.flickr.com/help/general/#147">cc</a> <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/39276305@N08/4455129423/">Christophe Kiciak</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="https://www.flickr.com/help/general/#147">cc</a> Orange pencil swing leap Photo Credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/99750387@N07/9427075940/">mahashaheen</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="https://www.flickr.com/help/general/#147">cc</a> fish bowl leap photo sources
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