“Be different – stand out – and work your butt off” – Reba McEntire
If you’ve encountered Reba – she’s a true pro. And she stands out!
As she certainly did at last night’s Academy of Country Music celebration.
In recent back – to – back state association career presentations, media staffing pro and friend Laurie Kahn emphasized the value of – being professional.
And – she is spot on.
While job seeking, enlist professional resume assistance – grab a professional head shot – and solicit professional interviewing tips.
In addition (covered here before):
- Practice your voice-mail message – you WILL get voice mail
- Send that day – hand-written thank you notes – nobody is doing it
- Develop an Elevator Speech – a few sentences to open the interview
- Dress for the interview – job appropriate
- MAIL a dressed-up package – again – no one is doing it
Through all your professional dress up remember to – stand out.
Be unique – memorable.
Do this by finding a ‘voice’ for – your resume.
‘Look’ for the head shot.
‘Style’ for interviewing skills.
If you’re a performer, dress your package accordingly.
Far too many professional ‘looks’ simply do not ‘print’.
And – read again – Reba’s quote above.
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