I’m a superfan of LinkedIn and use it frequently to find contacts at potential client companies, engage in industry dialog, connect with other professionals, and position myself as a thought leader on topics that matter to me. As a superfan, I’m always stunned when I don’t find profiles for retail RDs.
Many of us create a professional bio for speaking engagements, a work website or social media platforms, but how much time and thought do you actually put into writing a bio that sets you apart from the crowd? Follow these tips to create a catchy bio that has the impact needed to market your unique expertise and leaves your audience wanting to learn more about you:
Good media exposure can help you attract new customers, promote products, boost your credibility, and build your retailer’s reputation as a destination for wellness solutions. Obtaining consistent and meaningful coverage, however, takes some effort and careful planning. Here are some steps that can help you increase your media presence:
Identifying your strengths can provide a significant and positive shift for your career and life. When you are aligned with your talents you will feel more confident and your expertise can be used to create a successful job and life that you love. Understanding your strengths takes self-knowledge so you can apply them to the various aspects of your job. Here are five questions that can help you discover, assess and leverage your strengths:
When it comes to negotiating for a desired salary or benefits many people feel uncomfortable and avoid asking for what they want. In fact, Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever, authors of “Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation—and Positive Strategies for Change”, found that women in particular are more apprehensive regarding negotiating and do it far less than men. This failure to negotiate salaries at the start of their careers could leave up to $2 million on the table. Here are some tips for polishing your negotiating skills to get what you deserve:
Working in the retail environment requires a variety of skills and long hours by everyone, so to move up the corporate ladder, you need to make an impression that sets you apart as a candidate for advancement. Leadership must see that you are ready and deserving of a promotion and this means actively showing, and possibly telling your boss that you’re ready for a new role. Here are some skills that will help you shine as you prepare to move to the next level: