While you know it’ll help you advance in your career, maybe you’ve been holding off, because you’re not quite sure when (or where or how) to start managing your image. Well, the good news is: There’s no one specific path you have to follow. It’s not like you must give a TED Talk or else no one will know who you are. You don’t have to network in one, specific way to grow your contact list.
Sure, there are various strategies that are tried-and-true, like making sure people Googling you find the results you want them to, building out a personal website , and writing a stellar LinkedIn summary .
But, you can choose where you’ll start—and the infographic below contains 26 strong ideas to kick things off (all inspired by the book The Road to Recognition ).
Infographic courtesy of The Road to Recognition . Photo of person walking courtesy of Innocenti/Getty Images.
Sara McCord most often writes about making a better professional impression. She's been published on Mashable (where she was a regular career contributor), as well as Forbes, Newsweek, TIME, Inc., and Business Insider. A Staff Writer/Editor for The Muse, Sara has experience managing programs; recruiting, interviewing, and referring job applicants; building strategic partnerships; advising executive directors; and supporting a national network of volunteers. See more of her writing on her website or follow her on Twitter @sarajmccord.More from this Author