Put Yourself Out There


In getting ready to teach job hunters how to make the most of LinkedIn as a tool in their job search, I came across the article about Charles Pixley. He's the investment banker who, after losing his job in the recession, decided to market himself by wearing a sandwich board and standing at the corner of Broadway and Wall Street until he got an offer.

Pixley said: "Believe in yourself, improve yourself, put yourself out there. Have yourself seen. You resume will go into a pile. It's just another resume, just more words. There's no color. These posters provided my soul. It says everything in one lump page."

Take a close look at his poster. It says in part:

Investment Banker. 30+ years. Enlightened Leadership. Mission Driven.

Wow. What a great elevator pitch in visual form. Tenacious Pixley shows us how to put yourself out there and be seen.

The folks at the LinkedIn presentation were wowed by his example. And I showed them how LinkedIn can help them become more visible to employers and business partners.


Posted by Terrence Seamon, Nov 15, 2009

Comments

Singh Amit said…
this is quite inspirational... :)
Terrence Seamon said…
I think so too! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
Terry
toanangel said…
Thank you for the recognition and statements of praise.

AM SEEKING A LOVE DRIVEN MISSION SO I DON'T HAVE TO WORK.

It's been stated; "if you love what you do you never work a day in your life."

Am seeking a position within an innovative company who mission utilizes my versatile and comprehensive skills to serve the mutual benefit of all parties. Therefore, fullfil and excel with passion their mission, which is the heart of being Love Driven in a career.

Here is a short clip and a portion of the story of my odyssey:

http://ny1.com/9-staten-island-news-content/ny1_living/employment/108290/determination-key-on--the-street-/

Would be grateful for an interview, or referral that would culminate in my being hired.
You will find me to be a gifted, exceptional, above average intelligence awakened person with extraordinary research, written and verbal skills which are second nature.

Am innovative as a Business Developer, and have an unusually strong ability to solve problems, break through barriers to understanding, as well as function capably with accomplishments in social, academic, intellectual and spiritual distinctions.

Would be grateful to serve your client's mission and the mutual benefit of all parties.

I look forward to your positive response.

Kind regards,
Charles Pixley
585 217 2191
charlespixley@rocketmail.com

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