The world is full of talented people with great experience. Many of them are competing for the same jobs, clients and leads. In this competitive market, one can't be ordinary. In order to compete, you must stand out and shine.
Today, many professionals understand the importance of establishing a strong professional brand. However, few focus enough on one important factor, the first impression. What does this have to do with your professional brand? It means that your brand and image may be sealed in six seconds and before you even open your mouth.
Once I discovered that my reputation was in need of repair, I took time to think through what reputation I really wanted. Knowing that I may only get one more chance, ensuring that I was building the right reputation was important. Knowing that my boss was the keeping of my reputation, I decided to target projects that would make her life easier and look great. In doing so, I knew I could stand a chance of restoring my reputation.