Hiring is hard, partially because reviewing candidates is extremely hard.
Maybe you just got a snazzy new job or a big promotion. Or maybe you’re about boost your brand with a speaking gig or a blog contribution and your professional bio has gone the way of those tortilla chips in the back of the cabinet (a bit stale). Either way, it’s time to chain yourself to your keyboard and write something we all dread -- a professional bio. Writing about yourself isn’t easy. It’s a fine line between cocky and confident and you’re never quite sure when you’ve locked down the totality of your career and passions.
The digital marketing landscape is constantly changing; so much so, a strategy you learn today might be totally irrelevant tomorrow.
Web developers can bring a range of talent to the table. Some deliver the technical know-how for creating a site while others are better at understanding the design and experience that needs to be created for a user. But your web developer can't just have a kick-ass portfolio. You need to dig deep and evaluate more than their skill set.
Taking time to reflect on your career path is important. Being able to look back on where you’ve been and the nuances of each step can seriously help you understand where you’re going, and even help you get there. When I took an internship on a whim 7 years ago, I didn’t know that I would be embarking on the most challenging, rewarding experience of my career, surrounded by some of the best people I know.
Throughout my life, I’ve measured my abilities based on my productivity -- and this has been both a blessing and a curse. Using productivity as a reflection of ability has led me to consume large amounts of articles, books, and videos on how to be a top performer. While one might assume achieving top performance has to do with how you acquire a skill (10,000 hrs), approach your work-life relationship (work hard to play hard), or how your days are spent (10+ hrs per day working), it’s actually quite the opposite.
Giving and receiving feedback -- when it comes to growing personally and professionally (and helping others do the same), there are few skills more vital to success. It’s also one of the most difficult things to do.