By Stephanie Clark, Owner of New Leaf Resumes, www.newleafresumes.ca
I love to write and that is where I concentrate my marketing efforts. My first steps were to compose articles to post on EzineArticles.com, after which I added a weekly column for a local daily paper, to which I also added my own blog, an interview blog, and this peer-focused periodic blog with CPC. Oh yes, I also add my opinions to many questions posted on LinkedIn as well as those on our Forum.
I really enjoy writing!
And it is that love of the written word coupled with my CPC membership that led me to an awesome opportunity. You see, there was a call for someone to write an article on the importance of a strategic resume to accompany a business proposal submission for financing. Immediately I jumped on this and researched and wrote an article, which was then posted on Inceptive Solution’s website.
I thought that was that. But about a month later I received an email and then a phone call with an offer to join as a Partner in a new venture that will connect small entrepreneurs and angel investors. My role will be to provide a resume service.
My advice? Memberships are important and worthwhile, but you have to use them, work them, take advantage of them with active participation. And use your interests, talents and skills to develop a marketing strategy that works for you. Not everyone loves to write articles or blog; some enjoy public speaking or networking events; still others may prefer to sponsor events. Customize your marketing and then go for it! Pursue every opportunity – you can always decline if it’s not right, but if you don’t try, you simply don’t know what you might be missing.
Thank you Career Professionals of Canada for an awesome opportunity.