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 …

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. Look Before you leap- Making the career switch - Patrick Ambron | Co-founder & CEO |brandyourself.com
  • 2. • My background • making the leap to start brandyourself • how you can make the leap too
  • 3. how brandyourself came to be
  • 4. this is pete. star student. top internship candidate. BrandYourself co-founder.
  • 5. Peter Kistler when hiring managers googled “pete kistler” 
 they didn’t find the star student…
  • 6. they found pete kistler the criminal
  • 7. same name, two very different people
  • 8. pete had to fix his results immediately
  • 9. this guy Unfortunately, Pete wasn’t: this guy or
  • 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. we made it our mission to help everyone put their best foot forward online
  • 12. we launched in 2010 at Syracuse university:
 No marketing Budget, no resources, no clue
  • 13. it started with a lot of building
  • 14. and rebuilding
  • 15. and more rebuilding
  • 16. Until we launched! (it took a while for our site to look like this)
  • 17. 50 full-time employees over 300,000 Customers $5 Million in funding Inc’s 35 under 35 Where we are now
  • 18. why make the career switch?
  • 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. How to make the change & get out there
  • 21. freelance work for a Startup build something
  • 22. Freelance
  • 23. Decide on what you can offer • writing • Marketing • Design • Project management • Finance • programming • Teaching/Tutoring • Administrative
  • 24. where to find freelance gigs *don’t be afraid of offering free services to the right people
  • 25. work for a startup *yes, we’re hiring!
  • 26. where to find startups
  • 27. build something *a much larger convo for another day
  • 28. How to brand Yourself for the next step
  • 29. Get on Social Media1
  • 30. GET A domain NAME2 YOURNAME.COM yourname.net yourname.org
  • 31. Create a Personal Website3 *include your portfolio (show off your skills)
  • 32. start a blog related to your skill 4 *write about things related to your new career
  • 33. 5 USE YOUR REAL NAME good: Not so good: @johnsmith @bigj151 *so search engines can find THE content about you
  • 34. A SOLID ONLINE PERSONAL BRAND WILL HELP POSITION YOU FOR YOUR NEW CAREER
  • 35. and help you make the leap
  • 36. Thanks! website: brandyourself.com Email: support@brandyourself.com Phone: 315-565-1799 need help branding yourself for the next step?
  • 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