7 Things Your First Boss Wants You to Know on Day One  Emily Bennington , Founder  Professional Studio 365
YOU = On target. Out of the gutter.
 
I had a SUPER mentor… 2005
2010 … who later became my co-author. 2010 “ Little things are BIG.”
 
<ul><li>#1:  </li></ul><ul><li>It’s easier to  attract   success  than pursue it. </li></ul>
“ What makes a  business   successful?”
Business  Success =  Solid strategy? Good marketing? Talented people?
THE  PRODUCT
To have an extraordinary life and career, you have to  be in an extraordinary state .
Optimal condition is a direct result of the habits, rituals, and choices you make every single day.  What can you do to be...
<ul><li>Success is built from the inside out.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>#2:  </li></ul><ul><li>If you aim at  nothing , you’ll hit it every time. </li></ul>
Brand You =  Strategy Marketing  Talent
Let it be easy.  Life / Career Planning Family  Action Steps Date   Career   Health                                       ...
WHAT  is your dream job?  WHO  are your Top 5 employers?
<ul><li>#3:  </li></ul><ul><li>Results  matter. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Words are words ,  explanations are explanations ,  promises are promises , but only  performance   is reality . <...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Contribution   Months After Entry  Source: Michael Watkins,  Your First 90 Days  ** Source:  The First 90 Da...
Mind Your -Ilities  Punctuality  Likability  Accountability  Dependability Responsibility  Humility  Visibility  Credibili...
Plan Your Day  (i.e. controlling your mental focus) Power Morning (Spend 5 minutes meditating, 5 minutes reading something...
Send Friday Memos
Close doesn’t always count.
<ul><li>#4:  </li></ul><ul><li>It’s what you said  and  how you said it. </li></ul>
What does success look like?
Remember:  93%  of communication is nonverbal.
More e-communication = less nonverbal awareness.
 
Junk In = Junk Out
Your body is biologically  designed to  “ fight or flight.”
Another biological fact:  Men and women react to conflict differently.
32% Which is MOST lacking in new grad hires? 29% 21% 11% 7%
<ul><li>#5:  </li></ul><ul><li>Your online identity  is  your resume. </li></ul>
“ What makes YOU   different  ? ”
If your “on message”…
… you can influence A LOT of people.
If you don’t know your message, it’s going to be tough to make these things work for you.
If you aim at everything, you hit nothing.
All of these opportunities – started here.
 
 
What is the best way to demonstrate thought leadership today?
Start a blog.
No one wants to search all over the web for your profiles.
 
The Facebook we know today  won’t  be the Facebook of tomorrow.
 
<ul><li>A current position </li></ul><ul><li>Two past positions </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Profile summ...
Prepare for meetings.  Research companies.  Find job openings.  Join groups. Who’s watching you?  LinkedIn is like exercis...
Research target companies.
Meet others going too. Research prospects. See what’s new. Join groups.
 
What is the biggest difference between Twitter and Facebook?
 
 
“ Time suck” or Strategic?
Hashtags allow you to keep up with events and topics  (and TV shows shhh).
#TwitterChats are a great way to network on the site.
Networking has never been easier.
If you’re not a Twit, you’re missing out! Company  Twitter Handle Company  Twitter Handle Accenture @Accenture_Jobs LexisN...
Yes, there’s another one.
Homepage looks familiar.
Profile page looks familiar.
 
 
Why is Google+ Important? It’s Google, so it  will  affect search.  20 million users in 3 weeks – and it’s not even open t...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>#6:  </li></ul><ul><li>To leap high, you must  take a long run . </li></ul>
 
The good.   “ They are technically savvy, have fresh ideas, and endless energy.”  “ Today’s grads juggle multiple prioriti...
Out of 328 comments,  104  specifically mentioned “entitlement” or low work ethic.  The bad.
The ugly.
The uglier.
“ Have patience – you’re building the foundation for a lifelong career. I would tell myself that the skills and lessons I ...
<ul><li>#7 </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce Readiness Audit  </li></ul>
Finding Your Edge  <ul><li>NOW   </li></ul><ul><li>Read Tom Peter’s  Fast Company  article “The Brand Called You”  </li></...
The reputation you want to create will be created if – and only if – your performance standards are met every time.
ProfessionalStudio365.com Emily Bennington Facebook.com/EmilyBenningtonCollegetoCareer @EmilyBennington [email_address]
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  1. 1. 7 Things Your First Boss Wants You to Know on Day One Emily Bennington , Founder Professional Studio 365
  2. 2. YOU = On target. Out of the gutter.
  3. 4. I had a SUPER mentor… 2005
  4. 5. 2010 … who later became my co-author. 2010 “ Little things are BIG.”
  5. 7. <ul><li>#1: </li></ul><ul><li>It’s easier to attract success than pursue it. </li></ul>
  6. 8. “ What makes a business successful?”
  7. 9. Business Success = Solid strategy? Good marketing? Talented people?
  8. 10. THE PRODUCT
  9. 11. To have an extraordinary life and career, you have to be in an extraordinary state .
  10. 12. Optimal condition is a direct result of the habits, rituals, and choices you make every single day. What can you do to become physically strong? What can you do to become mentally strong?
  11. 13. <ul><li>Success is built from the inside out. </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>#2: </li></ul><ul><li>If you aim at nothing , you’ll hit it every time. </li></ul>
  13. 15. Brand You = Strategy Marketing Talent
  14. 16. Let it be easy. Life / Career Planning Family Action Steps Date Career Health                                                      
  15. 17. WHAT is your dream job? WHO are your Top 5 employers?
  16. 18. <ul><li>#3: </li></ul><ul><li>Results matter. </li></ul>
  17. 19. <ul><li>Words are words , explanations are explanations , promises are promises , but only performance is reality . </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Bowman </li></ul>
  18. 20. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Contribution Months After Entry Source: Michael Watkins, Your First 90 Days ** Source: The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels by Michael Watkins
  19. 21. Mind Your -Ilities Punctuality Likability Accountability Dependability Responsibility Humility Visibility Credibility
  20. 22. Plan Your Day (i.e. controlling your mental focus) Power Morning (Spend 5 minutes meditating, 5 minutes reading something that inspires you, and 5 minutes aligning with your day.) 20 minutes catching up on news via Google Reader and / or SmartBrief Knock out your to-do list (Focusing on hardest items first) Exercise
  21. 23. Send Friday Memos
  22. 24. Close doesn’t always count.
  23. 25. <ul><li>#4: </li></ul><ul><li>It’s what you said and how you said it. </li></ul>
  24. 26. What does success look like?
  25. 27. Remember: 93% of communication is nonverbal.
  26. 28. More e-communication = less nonverbal awareness.
  27. 30. Junk In = Junk Out
  28. 31. Your body is biologically designed to “ fight or flight.”
  29. 32. Another biological fact: Men and women react to conflict differently.
  30. 33. 32% Which is MOST lacking in new grad hires? 29% 21% 11% 7%
  31. 34. <ul><li>#5: </li></ul><ul><li>Your online identity is your resume. </li></ul>
  32. 35. “ What makes YOU different ? ”
  33. 36. If your “on message”…
  34. 37. … you can influence A LOT of people.
  35. 38. If you don’t know your message, it’s going to be tough to make these things work for you.
  36. 39. If you aim at everything, you hit nothing.
  37. 40. All of these opportunities – started here.
  38. 43. What is the best way to demonstrate thought leadership today?
  39. 44. Start a blog.
  40. 45. No one wants to search all over the web for your profiles.
  41. 47. The Facebook we know today won’t be the Facebook of tomorrow.
  42. 49. <ul><li>A current position </li></ul><ul><li>Two past positions </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Profile summary </li></ul><ul><li>Profile photo </li></ul><ul><li>Specialties </li></ul><ul><li>At least three recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Note: The more data you provide, the more “matchable” you are. </li></ul>Is Your Profile 100% Complete?
  43. 50. Prepare for meetings. Research companies. Find job openings. Join groups. Who’s watching you? LinkedIn is like exercise. You get out what you put in.
  44. 51. Research target companies.
  45. 52. Meet others going too. Research prospects. See what’s new. Join groups.
  46. 54. What is the biggest difference between Twitter and Facebook?
  47. 57. “ Time suck” or Strategic?
  48. 58. Hashtags allow you to keep up with events and topics (and TV shows shhh).
  49. 59. #TwitterChats are a great way to network on the site.
  50. 60. Networking has never been easier.
  51. 61. If you’re not a Twit, you’re missing out! Company Twitter Handle Company Twitter Handle Accenture @Accenture_Jobs LexisNexis @LN_Recruiting Allstate Insurance @AllstateCareers MTV Networks @MTVnetworksjobs AT&T @ATTjobs Raytheon @Raytheon_Jobs Bank of America @BofA_Careers Sodexo @SodexoCareers Deloitte Touche @JoinDeloitteUS Thomson Reuters @JobsWithUs Expedia @Expedia_Jobs Twitter @Jobs Forrester Research @forresterjobs UPMC @UPMCCareers Hyatt Hotels @Hyattcareers US Dept. of State @DOScareers Intel @JobsatIntel Verizon @VerizonCareers KPMG @KPMG Warner Brothers @WBCareers
  52. 62. Yes, there’s another one.
  53. 63. Homepage looks familiar.
  54. 64. Profile page looks familiar.
  55. 67. Why is Google+ Important? It’s Google, so it will affect search. 20 million users in 3 weeks – and it’s not even open to the public yet. It’s here to stay & early adopters win.
  56. 80. <ul><li>#6: </li></ul><ul><li>To leap high, you must take a long run . </li></ul>
  57. 82. The good. “ They are technically savvy, have fresh ideas, and endless energy.” “ Today’s grads juggle multiple priorities to finish college. By the time they hit the workforce, they are skilled at multi-tasking and addressing ever-changing priorities.” “ I’ve found the grads we hire are willing to take on anything, willing to learn, and bring a lot of good, base-level knowledge and skills to the workplace.”
  58. 83. Out of 328 comments, 104 specifically mentioned “entitlement” or low work ethic. The bad.
  59. 84. The ugly.
  60. 85. The uglier.
  61. 86. “ Have patience – you’re building the foundation for a lifelong career. I would tell myself that the skills and lessons I was learning at that time would be invaluable in the future. I didn’t realize that was what I was doing and simply wanted to hurry it all up. I know now that it’s like building a house – the stronger the foundation, the higher you can go.” Jan Fields, President, McDonald’s USA
  62. 87. <ul><li>#7 </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce Readiness Audit </li></ul>
  63. 88. Finding Your Edge <ul><li>NOW </li></ul><ul><li>Read Tom Peter’s Fast Company article “The Brand Called You” </li></ul><ul><li>Create your message </li></ul><ul><li>Create your life / career plan </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube accounts are ‘on message’ </li></ul><ul><li>Create web and / or PowerPoint resume / cover letter </li></ul><ul><li>Daily </li></ul><ul><li>Day planning (5x5x5) </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Smartbrief Newsletters and / or Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly </li></ul><ul><li>Friday Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul>
  64. 89. The reputation you want to create will be created if – and only if – your performance standards are met every time.
  65. 90. ProfessionalStudio365.com Emily Bennington Facebook.com/EmilyBenningtonCollegetoCareer @EmilyBennington [email_address]
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