Some great conversations.
I’m here at Software AG’s ProcessWorld, our annual global customer conference. We haven’t quite gotten started yet and already I’ve met a bunch of people and had some great conversations.
Big deal, right? Wel… you’d expect this to happen at a customer conference.
Except it hasn’t happened at the conference. It’s happened in the airport. And the restaurant.
I’m not even signed in yet. And, that’s the insight.
I use a professionally taken headshot, and use the same shot consistently across all my internal and external professional social outposts (which by the way, does not include Facebook).
People recognize me.
Recognition creates opportunities.
And when they run into me, they know my work, which makes it easy to start a conversation.
Even employees at large companies need to think about creating a career portfolio out of their work and establishing a personal brand. Those that don’t are not only missing out on some great conversations, they’re misjudging the current employment climate.