Note for 2: In a leadership role, people skills are more important than technical skills. The best leaders are those who work towards a goal. Your Cause, your Purpose and your Mission in life will make you charismatic, not the other way round.
Do you know many people who would follow you?
PRESENTATION ON PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS By Luqman O. Obileye
Landing a job is a lot like selling a product. You must demonstrate to t he "buyer" that your product (the total of your education, skills, experience, personality, character, etc.) is more valuable than another candidate's and that "you" are worth a certain price or salary.
Just as you choose one detergent brand over another because of its performance and reputation, hiring managers and supervisors make their decisions about you based on your past performance, professional reputation, how you present yourself, and how enthusiastic you are to get the job done.
What can you do to make yourself more visible? How about volunteering to participate in a big project at work?
What about joining a special events planning committee, or just speaking up at a meeting where some of the powerful executives in your company a re in attendance? Think of your goals, and then decide what kind of visibility you need to achieve to reach them.
Don't let your own brand leave others feeling disappointed. R eputation is a big part of branding.
Go the extra mile on team projects, give it your all on every assignment, and lend a hand when you n eed to. When others work with you, they will talk. Make sure they have nothing but positive things to say.