“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):

  1. Practice your voice-mail message – you WILL get voice mail
  2. Send that day – hand-written thank you notes – nobody is doing it
  3. Develop an Elevator Speech – a few sentences to open the interview
  4. Dress for the interview – job appropriate
  5. 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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Kevin Robinson is a record-setting and award-winning programmer.  His brands consistently perform in the Top 3 of the target – often times as the list leader.  In his 35 years of radio, he’s successfully programmed or consulted nearly every English language radio brand.  Known largely as a trusted talent coach, he’s the only personality mentor who’s coached three different morning shows on three different stations in the same major market to the #1 position.  His efforts have been recognized by The World Wide Radio Summit Radio & Records, NAB’s Marconi, Radio Ink and has coached CMA, ACM and Marconi winning talent.  He is also a featured speaker to national groups and state associations. Kevin lives in Indiana with his wife of 33 years, Monica.  Reach Kevin at (317) 769-0583 or kevin@robinsonmedia.fm.