Thursday, May 19, 2016

Be the CEO of You

Today I attended the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference at Union Station and one of the most interesting sessions I went to was about how to "Be the CEO of You" by Roni Chambers, owner of Career Innovation Partners.

You can visit her website for more information here: http://ronichambers.com/

Here are several good points she made:

  • You have to take charge of your career. Be the CEO of you.
  • "Personal brand is what people say about you when you leave the room." -Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com
  • Become your unique value proposition... What do you bring to the table? How do you bring pain relief to your boss?
  • The St Louis Business Journal is a great resource for companies in the area. Then you have to network. Use LinkedIn. Find out who you are connected with at those companies.
  • When you get the interview, research the interviewers and the company. Come up with questions about the companies. Use social media.
  • You should always negotiate every offer. Use Salary.com.
  • Use the book StrengthFinders and take the assessments tests.

You can find a copy of her slideshow here: https://umsldigitalconference.com/presentation-decks/