Thursday, December 12, 2019
Tips for Producing an Effective Online Book TrailerTips for Producing an Effective Online Book TrailerVideo platforms like YouTube and Vimeo have created a great conduit for book promotion via online video book trailers. Like a TV commercial- only usually cheaper to produce and all-but-free to distribute- the right book trailer can help spread the word about your book to a wide audience. The ideal, of course, would be for a book trailer to go viral and reach hundreds of thousands- or millions- of viewers. A mora realistic (and perhaps even more practical) goal is to create a book trailer that gets passed along from potential reader to potential reader- like-minded people who are truly interested in the books subject matter and might actually buy the book, rather than just appreciate your video production skills. There are several things you can do to make a book trailer more effective. Be Informative At the very least, the book trailer should provide potential readers with an ide a of what the book has in store for them, whether thats a good romance, great baking recipes, a thrilling mystery, or a peek into the history of a World War II general.If your book is in a how-to genre in some way, shape, or form, you can help promote your book with a piece of useful advice taken from the text. In this way, youre giving the book trailer viewer a true idea of how helpful your book will be to him or her. A title about automobile maintenance might show the viewer how simple it is to check the oil a knitting book can demonstrate a tricky stitch. A great example of a useful trailer to promote a cookbook is the video produced for the cookbook Les Petits Macarons. Authors Kathryn Gordon and Anne McBride produced an extensive demonstration video of the pastry techniques that go into making French macarons and that are outlined in the book. The trailer got great attention and boosted book sales. Be Visually Arresting Video is a visual medium that demands movement, which makes it great for books that are art or graphically focused, including childrens books. Even if you dont have any live action in your book trailer, you can create movement in other ways, such as by panning over still images. If the book is very visual, its especially important that the trailer showcases the photography, graphics, or artwork in a dynamic and appealing manner. The book trailer for Once Upon a Time Machine, editor Andrew Carls graphic collection of fairy tale retellings, brings the books images to life brilliantly. Create an Atmosphere When promoting fiction- especially fiction in a genre like mystery, romance, sci-fi, or historic- its helpful to create an atmosphere to draw in potential readers. Fans of the particular genre will recognize the conventions of what they love to read and will be more inclined to investigate the book. For an example of a book trailer that creates an atmosphere, check out Kevin V. Symmonss video for his magic-infused romance novel Rit e of Passage. Be Clever and Bold Online video viewers are used to- and very much appreciate- cleverness. Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho, the authors of Creative, Inc. The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business, made a fantastically creative video to promote their book. It was cleverly done and highly appealing to their creative base of potential readers. A bold move can capture eyeballs, too. Author (and adviser extraordinaire to other authors) Steven Pressfield created an epic trailer for his novel Killing Rommel, complete with rented tanks and filmed in a California desert with the help of Hollywood pros. The book trailer probably cost more than fruchtwein of us would spend- but it was an over-the-top way to show serious World War II buffs that the author meant business. And as a bonus, it helped land Pressfield a gig with the History Channel, narrating a television show about General Erwin Rommel.
Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Monday, December 2, 2019
Avoid These Mistakes When Building Your Personal Brand When you want to build a anthroponym for yourself, taking time to focus on your brand is crucial.What is a personal brand? In short, its who you are, what you are good at, andwhat people go to you for. Its your reputationand your unique set of skills, values, and strengths. Your personal brand represents your value to your target company.In todays digital world, boosting your brand isnecessary if you are tokeep up with the competition. Avoiding some common mistakes along the way will help you develop your brand and showcase your ROI to your target audience. Youre going to spend a lot of time shaping your brand no matter what, so you might as well do it right the first time.Liar, Liar, Pants on FirePeople can see right through a person when they arent authentic. You can optimize your LinkedIn profile to make yourself sound like an expert at everything, but that will only get you so far.Its possible to boost your brand without going overboard. Remember, youmust be able to back up everything you say on your profile when you make connections in person. Exaggerating in your profile is, essentially, lying. Not only willthis limit your opportunities, but it could also cause permanent damage to yourcareer. It only takes onelie to ruin your reputation forever.Is Your Message Clear?In order to send a clear personal branding message, you have to know what youre trying tosay.Take time to understand your professional identity and the unique value you can offer to employers. Also, give people a glimpse into your future. What goals do you aim to reachalong your career path? Creating the strongest personal brand requires complete alignment between your overall message and every aspect of your professional presence.Dont Forget to Target Your AudienceIt doesnt do your brand a lot of good if you dont know to whom your brand should be marketed. When it comes to personal branding, you have to be able to connect with the right audience in order to make a name for yourself.Research your target employers and professional connections. Understand their missions, values, and goals. Then, you can tailor your brand to reflect these things, thereby creating a personal connection between yourself and your audience.Social Media Is KeyMany of my clients tell me they dont want to deal with social media. It seems daunting, or tedious, just one more thing they have to do. Others simply dont want their private lives out there.First, you dont have to worry about putting your personal businessonline. When you use LinkedIn, you are only telling your career story. Second, social media platforms are key to job searching, networking, and showcasing your brand in the digital age. People will be searching for you on these platforms, so ensure your presence is strong and professional.Its okay to maintain personal accounts, but be sure to strengthen your privacy settings so prospective employers ca nt find them.Align Your Personal and Professional BrandsThe best way to earn and keep business today is through trust. If an employers or professional contacts trust in you wavers, that could spell the end for your professional relationship.Always be honest with your brand. If you aim to show people that you value trustworthiness and professionalism, then get those pictures of you skipping work andchugging beers at the game off your profiles. Your personal brand and your professional brand go hand-in-hand. Make sure they are aligned.Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW, CERW, CEMC, is a certified professional resume writer, career consultant, and the president ofProfessional Resume Services.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
CIOs Reveal Top Barriers To Bringing On Tech TalentCIOs Reveal Top Barriers To Bringing On Tech Talent*/Read the infographic text.TECH HIRING TROUBLESIs your hiring process preventing you from landing the best talent?CIOs say these are the most common barriers to their firms when hiring top candidates44% Candidates want higher salaries than we offer33% Not enough qualified applicants21% Company is not seen as an employer of choiceTIMING IS EVERYTHINGCIOs were asked, How long does it typically take to fill a staff-level IT role in your department?24% One to two weeks47% Three to four weeks2% mora than three months27% Between one and three monthsOn average, CIOs reported it takes 4.5 weeks to fill a staff-level IT role.41% of CIOs say the hiring process for staff-level IT roles takes longer than they would like57% of workers surveyed said the most frustrating part of the job search is the long wait post-interview to hear if they got the job.Workers were asked, After an interview, how l ong are you willing to wait for an employer to inform you of your status before you lost interest in the role?23% Up to one week46% One to two weeks8% More than a month23% Two to four weeksSource Robert Half Technology survey of more than 2,500 CIOs and Robert Half survey of more than 1,000 workers in the United States. 2017 Robert Half Technology. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Preparing For Your 2007 Job SearchPreparing For Your 2007 Job SearchOut With the Old, In With the NewHappy New Year Whether your 2006 was a bang or a bust, theres always room for career advancement in 2007. The beginning of a new year is an excellent time to set your sights on beginning a new job or career.To prepare for personal and professional success in the New Year, its wise to take some time for reflection and housecleaning. Before youre ready to move on to something new, youll want to tie up loose ends, put any negative thoughts behind you, and focus on your goals in both your profession and your life. Youll be amazed at how good youll feel when you can truly start your job search with a clean slate. Here are some suggestions - both personal and professional which can help you get you off to a great start. Follow these and youll be ready for greatness in 2007. In Your Professional LifeThink about every aspect of your career - past, present and future. If youre currently une mployed, focus on what, for you, defines a good transition. If youre employed, but considering your options for 2007, think about why youre dissatisfied. Do the negative aspects of your current job have a tendency to worsen? Would you be happy or unhappy to find yourself in the same place you are now in 2008?Your Career Past. Have you made direct contact with potential references from past jobs? How do you plan to stay in touch with them? What will they say to erleichterung your move to a new position? If you left your last job under difficult circumstances, what can you do to get rid of any bad feelings of anger, fear, or resentment? Sometimes career coaching can be helpful with this.Your Career Present. Have you spoken confidentially with people at a current job whove agreed to give you references? How will you make an easy transition from this position to another? Are you likely to get a counter-offer from your current job? Do you have unfinished business at this job? Think about what you would need to do when you give notice and have two weeks to close everything out. Then do what you can nowIn terms of the documents youll need, have you updated your resume ? Is everything on it verifiable? Do you have a portfolio (formal or informal) about your recent duties and accomplishments? When you leave your job you dont want to take information that is restricted by confidentiality agreements. But it is your responsibility to keep your own record of your career highlights. Is this one of those things youve always meant to do? If so, make a New Years resolution to actually do it now.Your Career Future. You should have a written job search plan in place, with tangible goals for what you intend to do and when you expect to get your new position. If you want a new job by April 1st, what is your 90-day plan? Exactly what will your target job look like? Have you made a list of all the people you can contact, through professional associations, internet resources, and loc al job networking groups? Who is in your support group? How many hours a week do you realistically plan to devote to this? Be specific.In Your Personal LifeJanuary is a great time for housekeeping for all aspects of your personal life. If your personal life is not in buchung, it may impact your ability to focus on your job search. Whether youre unemployed or employed, take any steps you can to clear the decks so youre ready to get right to work when you land your next job.Your Home Office. Is it in good shape? When was the last time you actually cleaned your office thoroughly, in every nook and cranny? Is the garbage can overflowing or are there crumbs on your desk? Are your plants healthy? Have you cleared out old paperwork, particularly anything related to your past job(s)? Are your computer files such as e-mail and contact database records cleaned up? This is a good time to get rid of anything that will be irrelevant to your 2007. If you are unhappy with your prior employer, give away all the briefcases, clothing, and other items with the company logo. For things you do want to keep, such as performance reviews and examples of your work, put them in storage. You dont need to see them every day.Your 2006 Taxes. Heres an unusual strategy. What if you assume that you will be too busy with your new job in March and April to focus on your taxes at that time? Get everything in order now, particularly if you have a refund coming. This is a really good way to emotionally and financially close things down for 2006.Your Personal Care. There are things we do not often discuss as professionals. But, when was the last time you went through your closet? Are your clothes ready if you got a new job tomorrow? What about grooming, such as hair and nails? Are there medical appointments you can take care of now, such as getting your teeth cleaned? Does your pet need to go to the veterinarian? Assume you wont have the time to take off for those types of medical appointments whe n you start your new job. Does your house need clutter cleared or repairs made? It is indirect, but the more you can clear up your personal life, the more you can focus on your job search.Skeptical? These suggestions work. I have had people tell me they were glad to throw out work clothes they didnt want anymore. They felt more prepared for a new job. Others have been really surprised at how good it felt to get their taxes done in January, particularly if the previous year was tough financially.Some people prefer to really do an all hands on deck effort, particularly for dealing with a backlog of things to be handled in their personal lives. Others prefer to do a little every week. Its up to youGet rid of anything you do not need from 2006 in both your personal and professional life. Try it Preparation in January will help you get your new job in 2007.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
This Trick Will Make Your Rsum Stand OutThis Trick Will Make Your Rsum Stand OutWhen crafting a rsum, perhaps the most important thing you should do is aim to differentiate yourself from other job applicants. After all, the ultimate goal is to make your rsum stand out to recruiters, enough so that they reach out to you individually. So, how can you make your rsum stand out? We have a trick youve likely never considered.Although it can be tempting to distinguish your rsum by making it visually different from others (using an unusual font or adding extra design elements), its best to stick to a traditional rsum format for most jobs. Visual discrepancies can actually work against you- unless youre applying for a creativeposition.That said, using a traditional rsum format can be limiting, making it hard to express your personality and work style, both of which can be major factors in a recruiters ultimate decision to hire you- or not.The solution? In your rsum, hyperlink to work youve cr eated to showcase not only examples of the caliber and kind of work you produce but also your writing voice and work style. For example, hyperlinking to reports, published articles, or graphic design samples will add another dimension to your rsum. This, in turn, will personalize you in the eyes of recruiters, who will associate you with producing high quality work of a certain type. Furthermore, many job applicants dont link samples of their work to their rsums, so by doing so youll differentiate yourself from them and gain a competitive advantage.That said, be careful not to overwhelm your reader by including too many hyperlinks in your rsum- be selective and choose just a couple examples of your best work. And while youre at it, you may as well hyperlink your email address, to make it easier for the hiring manager to reach out to you directly.So now on to the technical part- how do you hyperlink a rsum? First, if youre applying to a position online, you should check whether the a pplication allows you to upload your rsum as a PDF. Unless the application requires you to submit a plain-text rsum, you should always submit your rsum as a PDF in order to preserve the formatting and links.Once your rsum PDF is ready, use a free tool such as PDFescape to link words on your rsum to their corresponding URLs. Leave the URLs themselves off the page, as they can appear clunky and take up valuable real estate on your rsum that could be delineating more of your accomplishments. Furthermore, if the hiring manager happens to print out your rsum, he or she is unlikely to type a URL out on the computer- so its best to just use hyperlinks, which will not appear when a rsum is printed out.Once youve added all the links you wish, save your rsum as a PDF with your first and last name, the name of the company youre applying to, followed by the word rsum, and voil Your rsum is ready for submission.