<ul><li>Words are words , explanations are explanations , promises are promises , but only performance is reality . </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Bowman </li></ul>
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
Mind Your -Ilities Punctuality Likability Accountability Dependability Responsibility Humility Visibility Credibility
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
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 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?
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.
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
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.
<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 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.”
Out of 328 comments, 104 specifically mentioned “entitlement” or low work ethic. The bad.
“ 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
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>
The reputation you want to create will be created if – and only if – your performance standards are met every time.