37 Ways Successful Professionals Promote Themselves – What are you NOT doing?

37 ways successful professionals market themselvesHere is a list, not an exhaustive list, but a solid list of 37 ways job seekers, entrepreneurs and anyone who wants to advance their career, can promote themselves to prospective employers and the consumer market place. Which ones are you NOT doing? Pick 5 and get going on them today…In the comment section, feel free to add ones I have missed!

1- Social Media Profiles (LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, About.me, ZoomInfo Profile, etc)
2- Blog Posts and Guest Posts
3- Personal/Professional Website
4- White Papers on relevant industry and profession topics
5- Branded Resume and Career Communications
6- Executive Professional Biography
7- Email Signature
8- Speaking Engagements and Strategic Conference Attendance
9- Industry Networking Events (Healthcare, Technology, Toy Industries, etc)
10- Like-Minded Discipline Associations (IT Executives, CFOs, Marketing Professionals, etc)
11- Targeted Newsletters promoting Thought Leadership in your field
12- Regular Phone Contact with Your Network
13- Personal Email and Email Campaigns
14- YouTube and other Video Portals
15- Hobby Groups (Running, Book Clubs, Music, Team Sports, The Arts, etc)
16- Social Media Engaged Self-Promotion Marketing (Tweets, Posts, Updates)
17- Photo Sharing with Appropriate Tagging
18- Logos, Catchphrases, Taglines used consistently in all promotion
19- Marketing Collateral (Business Cards, Letterhead, Leave-behinds)
20- Press Releases – Free and Paid Publicity
21- Quoted in Media Articles
22- Broadcast Television Appearances
23- Ads in Traditional and Online Mediums (Print, Broadcast, Websites, Social Media)
24- Joint Ventures and Cross Promotion with other Professionals
25- Local Business-to-Business Networking Events
26- Training & Support Groups (Job Seeker Groups, Public Speaking Groups)
27- Relevant Meet-Up Groups & Eventbrite Events
28- Corporate Alumni Organizations
29- University Alumni Events
30- PowerPoint and Slideshare presentations
31- Webinars and Podcasts
32- Books, eBooks and Pamphlets
33- Publication Articles
34- Person-to-Person Meetings
35- Charitable Volunteer and Fundraising Work
36- Community Development Participation
37- Helping Someone Else Achieve Their Dreams

Thoughts? What else are you doing that I have not listed? I welcome your feedback….Comment below!

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