I will admit, I stared at my laptop for a while before starting this blog post. I am 23 years old and I think it is quite acceptable to not know what my personal brand is yet. I’m still discovering myself and what I like and don’t like. Somedays I really like my job and other days I second guess my entire academic career and wonder what my life would be like if I did something else. So, here’s my shot at figuring out what my personal brand is.
What are some personal qualities or characteristics that set you apart from the competition?
I like to think that I am a big dreamer. I always set goals and have dreams for myself and one day, I hope to accomplish all of these things. I have vision and I work hard, but I’m also not afraid to have fun. I like to be creative, I like music and play instruments, and I love to write. Writing and reading are a big part of my life. One of my dreams and goals to publish a fiction novel. I don’t know where I would be without writing and reading, and also music! I’m not sure if these qualities set me apart from the competition, but I think the creativity of it all helps me look at things in a different perspective than other people.
What have you done lately to make yourself stand out?
I’m going to be honest… I couldn’t tell you. I’m a plain person and sometimes (most times) I like to keep to myself. The one thing I can think of is I came up with a fun contest idea to give away free tickets to an OHL game at work. The contest went well and we had a lot of people enter!
What would your colleagues say is your best trait?
I think they would say that I’m always full of ideas, and I’m not timid when it comes to sharing them. When I think of something, especially if it is something that will help better the company or attract more people online, I speak up and say it. My boss has told me that he really appreciates when I share my ideas as it is a big asset to the company and I bring a different perspective to the table. Another trait is that I am good at getting things done in an appropriate timeline and am good at getting organized when I have a lot of tasks on my plate.
I hope this has given you all some insight of who I am. I still do not know what my personal brand is, but I am looking forward to growing mentally and physically. I’ll let you know when I figure it all out.