Post #3 — Philly Ad Club and industry professionals offer five skills for your future success at Temple University

Philly Ad Club organized and hosted its “5 For Your Future” event on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Temple University.

During the event, industry professionals spoke to college students about five key skills needed for a successful career. Professionals included Lead Designer Chris Loringer, O3 World; Account Management and Marketing Executive Paige Albers, Digitas Health; Global Business Development Manager Julie Paretchan, SEER Interactive; President Marci Hackel, First Place Career Solutions; and Social Media Director Kristen Kane, Kane Partners.

I listened closely and wrote copious notes as the professionals each offered five tips for success, based on their personal experiences.

And — the results are in — here are 26-proven tips to help you boost your personal brand and blaze your career trail:

A creative’s advice on setting yourself apart from the competition:

  1. Just being good at your job isn’t enough anymore.
  2. Make yourself useful (and start right away).
  3. Put yourself in uncomfortable situations.
  4. Prepare for big moments.
  5. Create a work/life balance
  6. Bonus tip: Enjoy it (your job and your life)!

An account manager’s advice on relationship building

  1. Be a strategic thinker.
  2. Be collaborative.
  3. Be proactive.
  4. Be a time-management wizard.
  5. Be willing.

A business development manager’s advice on company culture and your brand:

  1. Research and understand company culture
  2. Build trust.
  3. Position yourself as a thought leader.
  4. Distinguish your personal and professional brand.
  5. Show passion and enthusiasm.

A president’s advice on realizing opportunities and potential: 

  1. Get involved.
  2. Lead.
  3. Network.
  4. Gain experience.
  5. Add value.

A social strategist’s advice on using LinkedIn to your advantage and showcasing your skills:

  1. Practice SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
  2. Customize your profile.
  3. Avoid common mistakes and pitfalls.
  4. Join groups.
  5. Search and expand your network.

Use these tips as a road map to help guide you through your internship or career search.

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1 Response to Post #3 — Philly Ad Club and industry professionals offer five skills for your future success at Temple University

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