Skills + Portfolio = Personal Brand

I’m working on a website for a client.

But after resolving a plugin issue, I decided to take a break for a while.

And share with you why I do stuff like this ‘reserved only for geeks’.

By looking at my profile pic right off the bat you’d consider me a geek.

The eyeglasses.

The eye bags.

Indeed, my friend was right, “There’s sexiness in nerdiness.”

“I coined the word nerdiness,” she added.

Merriam-Webster?

Going back.

I do geeky stuff to boost my personal brand.

It’s a combination of blogging, social media, and guerrilla marketing.

It’s when I attended #iBlog10 in 2014 that I started focusing on personal branding.

I kept in mind an advice from one of the speakers.

Filipino broadcast journalist, Howie Severino, shared during the event, “Learn how to write, shoot, edit video, code, create apps, and manage database.”

It’s applicable to everyone who wants to develop marketable skills.

For millennials, learn to understand how the Internet of Things (IoT) works.

And make it work to your advantage.

Because a college degree may not be enough to land your dream job.

Unless you’re a Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, or Mark Zuckerberg then you may skip K to 12, drop out of college, and MYMP.

CONCLUSION

Skills + Portfolio = Personal Brand

Having a strong personal brand requires you to work on building up your portfolio first by acquiring marketable skills.

I’ll end this post by paraphrasing a line from the movie, Taken:

I know who you are. I know what you want. If you are looking for money, I can tell you I don’t have it yet. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long blogging career. Skills that make me indispensable for people like you. If you hire me now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for another job, I will not pursue my other applications. But if you don’t, I will look for another one, I will find it, and I will win it.

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