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Show Off To Show Up

I recently saw a post where someone mentioned that another user was
“posting too much” about their work and accomplishments.

Immediately after I saw this post, I took some minutes off to reflect on this statement. I wanted to get a sense of what I thought about the observation.

After a couple of minutes, I concluded:


Show Your Work

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

Showing your work is the new way of evidencing that you can do

Many years ago, the internet wasn’t as popular as today. People have to ask you for lots of evidence to vet what you can do and your skills.

Today, the story has changed. Employers or hiring managers can easily find out who you are.

How?

The Internet.

Google is your new resume. It crawls on your website and social media pages, including LinkedIn, to get information. So, the best way to technically show your knowledge of a topic is to let the internet speak for you.

You might have heard stories of professionals that got hired because they showed a skill online or wrote about something that impressed an employer. The truth is it happens a lot and will continue for many years.

 


Don’t Be Left Behind

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” -Henry Ford

Hiring is a risky business.

Employers want to be sure you have the necessary skills before putting you on their payroll.

They want to be sure they won’t spend tons of resources on you to teach you how to do your job. So, your portfolio will help you stand out here.

Remember to show your work, improve your personal brand, and make it easy for employers to know what you are made of and what you can do.

There’s no showing off here.

Portfolio > Resume

Show your work, build in public and position yourself for opportunities.

 


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