If you were to take a snapshot of your professional reputation today, what would it look like? Would others go out of their way to recommend you for a job because you’ve impressed them in the past? Are there “super fans” out there rooting for your success?
If you’re not 100% sure about those answers (or worried they might not be positive), then take a moment to visualize your ideal professional reputation. When former co-workers and bosses talk about you and your work product, what do you hope they say?
Starting today, you should strive to have your network say you’re an excellent person—and job candidate! So, what does it take to be professionally excellent?
You will find 50 answers to that question in the SlideShare below. I compiled it from a combination of what I admire in others I’ve worked for, worked with, or watched from afar. I also added in some of what I’ve learned in my 11 years as a sought-after employee and effective collaborator.
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Leslie Bradshaw is the New York managing partner of Made by Many, an innovation company specializing in creating digital products that result in stronger customer relationships and new revenue streams. Named one of the "Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company and one of Inc’s 30 under 30, Bradshaw has been helping build and scale businesses since co-founding her first at age 24. A fellow at the US Chamber of Commerce’s Foundation and contributor to Quartz and Forbes, Bradshaw is passionate about using science to get to the bottom of big and small questions alike.More from this Author