Years ago, I received some advice I have been thinking about ever since. A colleague said to me, "Terry, You've got good stuff. You need to get it out there, way out there."
What does "getting it out there" really mean?
I got a good lesson in this principle in 2008 when I read about Charles Pixley, the downsized Wall St Guy who decided to put himself out there in a remarkable way. He made a sandwich board containing information from his resume, put it on over his suit, and stationed himself on Broadway and Wall St in New York City. Standing there for several days, he was seen by thousands as they hurried to and from their offices. When the media caught on, he was profiled in an article where he said, "You have to put yourself out there to be seen."
This morning, another great example of this principle appeared. USA Today has posted a video with John Fugazzie, founder of Neighbors Helping Neighbors, featuring a meeting of job hunters:
John is a Marketing Guy who understands what it takes to "put yourself out there." Learn from his example.
What can you do in 2013 to put yourself out there?
Terrence H. Seamon is an organization development consultant who provides leadership and team development services to employers in New Jersey. His book Lead the Way explores the challenges of leadership. Additionally, Terry is a job search and career coach whose book To Your Success provides a motivational guide for anyone in transition. An alumnus of PSG, Terry co-founded and co-moderates the St. Matthias Employment Ministry in Somerset, NJ. He can be reached at email@example.com and via his website: http://about.me/terrenceseamon