As a professional, your reputation is your most valuable career asset. Whether you're climbing the ladder at your current company or seeking a new job, in today's fast-paced work environment, you must proactively and continuously position yourself for success. Your credibility, visibility, personality, and personal style all make up your brand. Build and nurture your personal brand and you'll make yourself a must-have, can't-fail professionaland you'll do it without having to be someone you're not.
Career Distinction outlines the proven personal branding process and provides case studies of successful professionals that will help you not only survive, but thrive, in today's dynamic and ultracompetitive workplace. You'll learn to manage your brand with innovative tools that enable you to differentiate yourself and stand out from your peers.
In this definitive step-by-step guide, career and personal brand management experts Arruda and Dixson show you how to:
Brand yourself for career success
Determine how others perceive you
Develop your unique value proposition
Define your target audience
Tell your brand story
Express yourself clearly and consistently
Build and manage your online identity
Stay on-message and on-brand every day
Increase your "career karma"
The increasing pace of change in the business world gives you less time than ever to make your professional mark. Career Distinction demonstrates how to express who you are and the value you bring to your organizationbranding you as an indispensable, memorable, and unique professional. Success takes more than just hard work; brand yourself and watch your career soar.
Praise for Career Distinction
"Hands down, this book is the bible on branding for your career!"
Susan Britton Whitcomb, author of Job Search Magic
"As a professional resume writer and career coach, I have extolled the concept of personal branding for my clients for years. Now, for the first time ever, I have an outstanding resource to recommendCareer Distinction by William Arruda and Kirsten Dixson. This book details the concept of personal branding in a magnificent and easy-to-digest presentation that is a must-buy for every serious job seeker."
Wendy S. Enelow, CCM, MRW, JCTC, CPRW Executive Director of the Career Masters Institute
"Arruda and Dixson are widely respected in the global career coaching community as gurus who not only teach but live the personal branding model, and their expertise and passion show through on every page of this practical, indispensable book. I highly recommend it to all who want to distinguish themselves from the competition."
L. Michelle Tullier, PhD, Vice President of Right Management and author of The Unofficial Guide to Landing a Job
The book is easy to read and provides some valuable insights.
Overall a very useful tool for those who want/need more information and how-to's around building and communicating personal brand identity.
Personal branding is a critical element in my work and Career Distinction is one of the best tools out there.
Here is a book really worth reading by every personal brand expert. As an image consultant with practical background in personal branding, I found this book really helpful. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Wumi Balogun, CIC
When we speak on the phone, talk to a person at the office, send an email, or even walk outside your home you project the type of person you are. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mary Gramlich
I have used "Career Distinction" and the workbook as an incredible tool to take all of my leadership and career coaching clients through their " career discovery... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Valli Swerdlow
Thorough discussion and advice on developing a personal brand. It is an excellent read for all types of professionals at all stages in their career.Published 11 months ago by Ryan Frischmann
Very inspirational. I value this book not just in the professional sense but also in the personal one. I had never created a personal vision for myself. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Christine Hillsgrove
Empower yourself to go through a process that will capture your strengths and talents so that you can be in charge of your own destiny. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Valli Swerdlow
Arruda and Dixson's book, Career Distinction, is a comprehensive look at the personal branding process, from uncovering your unique promise of value, to expressing your brand in... Read morePublished on April 18, 2013 by Beth Stefani, Executive Career Coach
I came across this book during my training as a Personal Branding Strategist. The book is full of inspiring knowledge on how to build your brand. Read morePublished on April 9, 2013 by Marina Vogopoulou