Expert Q&A: What Is A Personal Brand?


BlueSteps recently hosted an #ExecCareer Chat on the topic of personal branding and rebranding, featuring Renee Arrington, from Pearson Partners International, Kimberly Sernel, from BlueSteps Executive Career Services, and John Touey, from Salveson Stetson Group Inc.

Some of the questions asked included:

  • What is a “Personal Brand” and why do I need one?
  • When will I need to use my personal brand – Is this just for my resume?
  • How should I start the process of creating my personal brand?
  • Who can help me refine my personal brand?
  • Should I generalize my brand when I’m talking to recruiters about varying opportunities?
  • How can I identify companies to work for who fit in with the values of my personal brand?
  • Are there any stages of my career where I would need to rebrand?
  • Can rebranding help me make a transition into a new function or industry?
  • If I’m not seeking out a new opportunity, do I need a personal brand? If so, should it differ any from those who are?

If you missed it, catch up on all the excellent advice that was given in the Storify transcript below.

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