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  1. Tim McNamara
    Feb 12 - 1:24 pm

    Hi Chris, great post!

  2. Tony Adams
    Feb 12 - 1:31 pm

    What a fabulous post that for me, rings absolutely true.

    I find that as I progress, the opportunities become harder to find – i know that before my current role, i received 45 rejections. So your numbers gave me some comfort!

    One thing i learnt along that difficult part of the journey was that I needed to present myself differently – I needed to take note of my brand and make sure it is as distinctive as possible. So personally, I have invested a lot of time into making sure I have my blog, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn and others all aligned, all telling a story…so that whoever wants to research me can get a full, rich, textured story that is engaging, organised and above all, authentic.

    I think that is now so important.
    We cannot hope to stand out any longer just by sending in a CV and cover letter. We need to have a clearly spelt out Unique Value Proposition – we need to champion our brand, spell out a narrative, position ourselves and sell to our strengths.

    By investing time in this approach every day, I am starting to feel more and more like i have something compelling to offer during the next of my 130 coffee meetings!

    Thanks so much for posting.

  3. Greg Smith
    Feb 12 - 1:56 pm

    Ditto.

  4. Jennifer Zipci
    Feb 12 - 5:31 pm

    Thanks a lot! Great way to present this! I can really relate to this and am happy I’m a dozen coffee away from a good opportunity :)

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