How To Use Your Brand To Make Yourself More Visible As A Community Builder - Forbes

Behind every thriving community is a great leader who inspires, motivates, and organizes the people in the direction of success. Community building is a purpose driven career for dynamic individuals who desire to make positive changes and transform disadvantaged communities into thriving, flourishing environments. Unfortunately, there is a lot of work to be done, but not enough people to fill these positions. The only reason you might be struggling to find work is because your potential employers don’t know you exist. If this is your story, here are some tips on how to use your brand to make yourself more visible as a community builder.

Leverage Word Of Mouth

A community builder is a unique career requiring character traits that are verifiable. For such positions, sometimes a resume isn’t good enough. It may get your foot in the door, but whoever is hiring you will want to know more about you as a person. For example, are you a person of integrity, how do you handle difficult situations, and do you practice what you preach? This information is not easily gleaned from a resume, nor an interview, but the people who know you personally, can vouch for your character. Therefore, ask former work colleagues, friends and family members to put in a good word for you when the opportunity arises.

Advertise In The Right Places

This may sound like a no brainer, but you’ll be surprised at the amount of people who don’t understand this concept. As a community builder, there’s no point...

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