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All articles from June, 2009

After the Job Interview: Stay Consistent With Your Personal Brand

You’ve had a great interview, and you feel strongly that you’re a top contender for the job. Maybe the interviewer even told you that you’re the #1 choice. Even so, this is not the time to rest on your laurels. How you present yourself after an interview is just as important as what you did before and during the interview. In fact, some candidates have made mistakes after their interviews that took them from the top of the list to the bottom of the list.

The solution? Defining and communicating a strong “job-seeker personal brand” can
help you to maintain your place and become not just the #1 choice, but the candidate hired for the job. Personal branding when it comes to a job search is all about how you want potential employers to perceive, think, and feel about you in relation to other candidates. So, branding yourself helps you influence potential employers and allows you to establish a strong connection and relationship with your interviewer both before and during the interview. What many applicants forget, however, is that staying consistent with their personal brand after the interview is just as important.

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Learning Great Job Seeker Tips When Brenda is Interviewed by Bonnie D. Graham on the “Up Close & Personal” Show

Brenda Bence, internationally-recognized personal branding expert, will be a guest on Bonnie D. Graham’s Radio Show Monday, June 29, 2009. Be sure to tune in at 7:35 P.M. (EST) and discover how to build powerful a personal brand that can get you a new job faster, despite the economy . . . Don’t miss it!

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Brenda Bence’s personal branding book for job seekers, How YOU™ are like Shampoo for Job Seekers: The proven Personal Branding System to help you succeed in any interview and secure the job of your dreams, is the Grand Prize winner, named Best Book – Author of the Year, in the 2009 Beach Book Festival, which honors the best beach reads of the upcoming summer season.

The book’s value to a vast audience in this recession won over the judges in the competition. Bence will be honored at a ceremony on June 5, 2009 at the famed Algonquin Hotel in New York City, along with other authors who won awards in individual categories. Bence will also receive a cash award and a two-week public relations campaign as part of her winnings.

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