Personal Brand Plan


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Dhruv Chhabra's Personal Brand Plan
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Section: C2
Professor: Michael Cayley

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Personal Brand Plan

  1. 1. DhruvChhabra’sPersonal Brand Plan<br />Prepared by DhruvChhabra<br />Electronic Publishing<br /> Section: C2 <br /> Professor: Michael Cayley<br />
  2. 2. Personal Brand Statement<br /> <br />I firmly believe that my education and experience have given me the ability to demonstrate a range of competencies that support knowledge, skills and abilities in Communications.<br />
  3. 3. Situation Analysis (SWOT)<br />Strengths:<br />Fluent in English, Hindi, Urdu and beginner knowledge in French<br />Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills<br />Self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and as part of a dynamic team<br />Ability to multi-task, interact and effectively communicate with a diverse group of people<br />Willingness to learn, energetic and results-oriented<br />Weaknesses:<br /> I am not fluent in French<br /> My key board typing skills are average <br /> Indecisive at times<br /> Opportunities:<br />There is need for officers in the public sector and NGO’s which is beneficial for me since I have a undergraduate degree in Political Science<br />New social media applications such as Facebook and Twitter will me help to connect with professionals in my field<br />      <br /> Threats:<br />Qualified professionals with more work experience are entering the public sector. They are bilingual and have experience working and volunteering at various international organizations <br />
  4. 4. Communications Goal<br />To Build and strengthen my reputation in public service/international organizations as a knowledgeable professional who is dedicated to helping the organization achieve its goals.<br />“Don&apos;t look to become a person of success, look instead to become a person of value.&quot; Albert Einstein<br />
  5. 5. Objective<br />To use my entrepreneurial, leadership and communication skills to obtain a job in a public sector and/or an international organization, tackling global issues and working with communities at grassroots level. <br />
  6. 6. Strategies<br />The strategies I will use to reach my stated goals include:<br />Create a multi-faceted approach to communicating my personal brand to prospective employers in Canada<br />Liaise with various community organizations and provincial government departments <br />Position myself as a dedicated and knowledgeable professional who is eager to serve the public and the community<br />
  7. 7. Tactics<br />To build my physical (offline) brand<br />Create a resume design that is consistent with my personal brand. The resume should look professional but should also reflect my personality<br />Develop a cover letter template that is consistent with the design of my resume<br />Develop an e-mail signature that is consistent with my personal brand and resume design<br />Record a voicemail message on my home phone and cell phone that is professional and consistent with my personal brand<br />Become an active member of various PR associations such as CPRS and IABC. This will provide an opportunity to meet prospective employers and grow my personal network<br />
  8. 8. To build my virtual (online) brand<br />Utilize Web search engines to search my name and review the results. If there are unfavourable results, try to change them <br /> Review Twitter, Facebook and other social networking pages, and ensure that the content displayed is professional. If necessary, remove or modify the page from the Web<br />Manage online reputation by regularly posting comments on established Web sites<br />o Research popular public sector blogs and monitor them.<br />o Post comments when appropriate.<br />o Regularly post online reviews of books that are written on topics about international development and government.<br /> <br />Proactively manage online identity by creating and monitoring my profile on LinkedIn and other similar sites<br />Try to build online networks through CPRS and IABC communities<br />If available, buy my domain name to prevent others from posting information that might be associated with me<br />
  9. 9. Evaluation<br /> The success my personal communications plan can be measured on various levels. Measurement is most effective when benchmarks are established prior to implementing the communications plan. Such benchmarks will involve:<br />Assessing my key audience’s awareness of me and my skills<br />Evaluating my online identity.<br />Evaluating the size and quality of my current professional network<br />
  10. 10. Final Analysis<br /> Once these benchmarks have been established, the communications plan’s effectiveness can be measured every six months by reviewing:<br />My ability to secure a full-time position in the public sector/international organizations such as the United Nations, World Bank etc.<br />My improved awareness within my key audience.<br />The improved ratio of my favourable mentions on the internet<br />The growth of my network ( both offline and online)<br />
  11. 11. Channels<br />Communications channels serve as a vital link between the me and my potential employers i.e. the publicsector/international organizations. Having access to multiple channels will help me develop and enhance my virtual online brand while simultaneously creating several opportunities for employment<br />LinkedIn- By adding connections, I will increase the likelihood that potential employers will see my profile first when they’re searching for someone to hire. LinkedIn allows me to make my profile information available for search engines to index.<br />Blogger- Maintaining an online journal can let my potential employers get a glimpse of my personality.<br />
  12. 12. Critical Path<br />Pursue a Master’s degree in Public Policy 2010<br />Pursue a French course from Quebec for a year - September 2011<br />Work on a development project in Africa/Asia July 2012<br />Volunteer with international NGO’s - November 2009<br />Write public sector exams - October 2010<br />Get into public sector - 2015<br />
  13. 13. Key Messages<br />I possess effective communication skills that <br /> would enable me to speak and write clearly for <br /> an intended target audience, colleagues and <br /> seniors<br /> I have a friendly and outgoing personality, <br /> delivering fast and efficient service to meet <br /> client’s needs<br /> My skills as a resourceful, adaptable and <br /> energetic team player would further enhance <br /> my ability to help my organization manage issues<br />