Sunday, November 15, 2009
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