Brazen Careerist: “Where ideas are your resume” By :Brittany Keenhold
What is Brazen Careerist? Brazen: By definition the term Brazen is used in context of this site to; make bold– or to stand out from a crowd. Careerist: A careerist is someone looking to advance in their career. “careerist individuals are often seen as conniving workers who will stop at nothing to succeed.”(Wikipedia) Brazen Careerist: In regards to what we have now learned it is fitting and formal to refer to this site a source to strive for more. You have a sense of who you are and what you can provide and now is youropportunityto show what you got and even embellish
The Following Information was derived from BrazenCareerist.com: About Brazen Careerist A Career Management Tool for Today's Workplace Social networking is not a trend. It's part of the culture surrounding our family, our friends and our careers. In May 2009, 72 percent of surveyed recruiters said they would invest more in social media this year (ERE). Only 26 percent said they would invest more in job boards. Career management is changing, and so should you. It's no longer enough to polish your resume when it's time to look for a new job. You need to be active. Controlling your professional identity-whether you're employed or not-is the hands-on approach to career management that employers are looking for. And that's what Brazen Careerist is all about What is Brazen Careerist? Brazen Careerist is a career management tool for next-generation professionals. In a career space where experienced professionals win, we've created a community that levels the playing field. Create a profile on Brazen Careerist that showcases more than just your resume, because your ideas matter too. Then, follow real-time updates from your favorite members and begin to build a network through conversation: the way networking is supposed to happen.
Who Is this for? Not Only is Brazen Careerist useful for you the employee but its also useful for employers -Employers and recruiters looking to hire -Peers at work or in your field -Entrepreneurs seeking collaboration -Reporters looking for expert opinions
Why Use Brazen Careerist? Be found by top-choice employers with an ideas-based resume Build your network through a customized, professional feed Manage your professional brand with a search-optimized profile Meet future collaborators through location and interest-based groups Create financial stability by managing your career as an asset
Member Login Here is the homepage for Brazen Careerist. As you can see the homepage is a basic layout and simple to access. In the top right hand corner is the login and if you are not a member there is a column to register as shown here.
Your Homepage: As you login as a member you are then directed to your personal profile.
Building your Profile Personal Profile: “Start building a professional identity that reflects the things people won't find on your traditional resume: ideas, passions, expertise and potential! Then, become a fan of people to watch this page turn into your customized fan feed. Here's how to get started:”
Complete your Resume: Not only do you need a Resume for your future job and career searches– here at Brazen Careerist is a staple to your profile. Your have the opportunity to either upload your existing resume or create a basic resume– also open to the public as your profile This site has a fool proof plan and layout to build your resume. Following a series of steps you can build your resume in no time
It’s a Community!! Like a majority of online communities out there Brazen Careerist encourages that all their members connect with one another as well as connect with use of other online communities– for example Facebook. Connect your communities
Why Community? Brazen revolves around its community. You can contact people in your career field. Post questions about job questions and compare stories. Here Caroline a community member asks her fellow careerist for advice and
Caroline Ceniza-Levine When A Job Search Moves Faster Than Expected I asked an executive at a networking meeting for an informational interview and she wants to speak to me this week. I thought these things take time, so I haven’t researched her company or her industry. I don’t feel prepared but I don’t want to miss this opportunity. What do I do? This is a luxury problem! Congratulations for putting yourself out there, asking for a meeting, and clearly representing yourself well enough that this executive wants to meet with you! Too often we don’t celebrate our job search successes. There is a ways to go before an offer is closed, but this is a step in the right direction, so take time to acknowledge this and savor a task well done. Celebrating here isn’t just about feeling good. There are practical benefits. When I coach clients to troubleshoot their search, we don’t only look at the trouble; we also look at what went well. You want to build on your successes, so capturing data on what works enables you to replicate the success for other prospective employers. But we still have to get through this meeting. Before an informational interview you want to research the person, her company and her industry. The more research, the better, but there is plenty you can do even in a few days (or overnight if needed). So never let a good opportunity disappear just to do more research. Read the person’s LinkedIn profile, blog and Twitter feeds if they have any. If they have presented or published, get to know their expertise. Use Hoovers or Vault data to understand the company. Read the press releases. Understand what projects are in the works, what opportunities and challenges exist for them, and any recent accomplishments. Check out the related industry’s professional trade association. There may be a list of competitors, industry surveys that give you a snapshot about key issues for the industry, and cutting edge news. You want to have a sense for the published information so you don’t ask questions about items that are readily available. I’ve listed a lot of sources but with information readily available on the Internet, this process takes just a few hours. Now form hypotheses. A powerful informational interview is not just a laundry list of questions. Your questions are a reflection of your interest and your expertise. So take the extra step of forming hypotheses from the above research to test in your interview. Instead of asking what challenges exist, offer what you think the biggest challenge is and ask your interviewee to confirm or refute. This takes the burden off of them to come up with ideas. They will appreciate the time you took to learn their industry. Once you’ve collected their answers, it will be that much easier to speak to their competitor – not because you share confidential data irresponsibly (informational interviews don’t usually yield top secret data anyway) but because you can then say in your next interview that you’ve spoken to another leading company in that industry and here’s what you’ve found.
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Downfalls: Brazen Careerist is a great networking site. Its community network is expansive however it fails to include networking for Alaskans– as a community member it would be my duty to increase the community outreach for Alaskans– but in regards to my career choice it would not be as beneficial to me as it would for others. It is however a great network to use when or if you wish to re-locate. Not only could you find a career in your field but you can meet members in your area who share your interests.