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Until recently, I did not think or do anything about personal branding for myself. Being a software engineer for many years, I went through many career changes, learned a lot of things, and enjoyed every part of it. But now, a developer should be an engineer, a businessman, a marketing and sales person, all in one, The BRAND. A pretty demanding and challenging task.
Among all of those requirements, I found personal marketing as the most demanding one. Why? It consists of numerous tasks that should be done almost on a daily bases besides your regular job. It is an extension of your professional job.
Thanks to books
“Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0 ” by Jay Conrad Levinson and David E. Perry
“Success In Programming” by Frederic Harper
I found valuable advice how to start to promote myself.
All three authors give recommendations in a structured follow-the-list way. Besides books, all of them allow the access to other sources of information on their web sites and YouTube.
David Perry’s book is full of stories told by people who successfully went through the process of promoting themselves and Frederic Harper’s book has a list of other authors that should be read.
The very first thing to be done is to understand what talents you already poses and build your brand on them.
This is the ground zero for me and I started climbing Mount Olympus.
Hope, this will be helpful for you.
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Have a nice day!
P.S. Keep climbing Mount Olympus ( I mean keep learning and make things happen ) !
Success in Programming: How to Gain Recognition, Power, and Influence Through Personal Branding, by Frederic Harper, APRESS, 1 edition, 27 Nov. 2014, ISBN-10: 1484200020, ISBN-13: 978-1484200025
Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0: How to Stand Out from the Crowd and Tap Into the Hidden Job Market using Social Media and 999 other Tactics Today,
by Jay Conrad Levinson and David E. Perry, Wiley, 3 edition, 8 April 2011, ISBN: 1118019091