5 Things you can do to increase your digital visibility

For those of you who’ve followed my career transition, you know that I implemented a lot of suggestions from a wide network of support.  Here are some of those activities for you to try:

Do an email campaign to your personal and professional contacts.  Include family, fellow PTA members, former colleagues, someone you met only once but their synapses seemed to be intact.  Update this list throughout your networking process as your network expands.

Tell them exactly what you are seeking, what type of position, what industry sector, and name a couple of companies so they are exactly clear on your goals.  Maybe they know someone at those companies or it strikes a chord they know someone at the competition.

Communicate consistently with this group of people.  They might not read every email, but it only takes one hit when it’s the right one.

Don’t be subtle.  People will not intuit what you are seeking.  You need to spell it out clearly.  You must do the thinking for them.

Don’t ever waste time trying to be perfect, whether writing the perfect email, establishing the perfect goals.  Waste of time.  Just keep moving forward.  People gobble your effort; perfection is a turnoff.

My next post will tell you how this worked for me in ways I never expected.

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About Melanie M. Morris
Broker of Trust and Authenticity I'm really a sales executive, but I'd rather identify with these ideals rather than to simply say...I'm a seller.

2 Responses to 5 Things you can do to increase your digital visibility

  1. Doug says:

    Great post (as always)!

    I’m not sure I agree that “perfection is a turnoff.” No one notices perfection, but many people notice imperfection — so, shouldn’t perfection be the goal?

    • Melanie M. Morris says:

      Doug – I’m a big fan of “show your human-ness” and don’t let the goal of perfection delay activity. It’s okay to act, then revise as needed. Sometimes, during career transition in particular, fear of imperfection creates a bottleneck. My suggestion is merely to push ahead even though you might need to redirect later. Thanks for your input!

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