Communicate your brand via your online profile
Your online profile is your permanent place to showcase your brand to potential employers, your network and your peers. As LinkedIn is the top professional networking site, it is essential to create a professional LinkedIn profile in order to find, and be found by potential employers.
Download this checklist to ensure you have all the basic elements to create a great LinkedIn profile.
Once you have created your profile on LinkedIn, replicate it on other networking sites and reach out to a wider network:
- NUS conNectUS (Tip: import your LinkedIn profile to create your profile on this platform)
- Industry associations / Volunteer organisations
- Create your own personal website
Communicate your brand via personal introductions
“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”
Your personal brand should be reflected in every communication you make, online and in person, and it should be conveyed to everyone you meet.
Create and practice your own self-introduction to:
- Make a positive first impression
- Establish credibility
- Be memorable
Here are five questions to craft a memorable self-introduction:
What is it you would like to be known for?
What problems do you solve?
What are you passionate about?
What’s the change you would like to make in the world?
Want to know more about defining your VIPS, personal branding, and finding a career that’s right for you?
Register for CFG’s essential career courses based on your year of study:
CFG1002 Career Catalyst
For year 1 or 2 undergraduates.
CFG3001 Career Advancement
For year 3 or 4 undergraduates.
You can also reach out to your career advisor for tailored advice about finding the right career for you!