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6 Types Of People Who’re Most Popular At Work

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6 Types Of People Who’re Most Popular At Work

When you wake up on Monday morning, do you jump up out of bed all enthusiastic to meet your colleagues at your workplace? Do you feel like you are on a mission while working with them?

Considering that we spend almost 1/3 of our lives at our working place, it is so satisfying to work with people who make you feel inspired by being in their company. If you want to be productive, fulfilled and feeling happy at your workplace, look for (or become one of) the people who make teamwork great.

Who are these types of people?

1. Resourceful people

Resourceful people have the amazing ability to see a solution in just about every problem they encounter.

Whenever you present them a problem they seem to be almost happy somebody finally asked them for the solution.
They usually start with: “Well, hmm… what can we do here? I see what you mean… Are there any other ways we can look at this? Oh, yes! What if we do it…” , and they are already on their way to finding the best possible solution.

Having such person in a team is a blessing. You know there is no place for negativity when working with them because you feel like swearing if you say words like: “It is hard, it can’t be done, why happen this to us”.

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Resourceful people always make the working process highly productive and inspiring for every team member. When working with them, it won’t be long before everybody in the team is satisfied with their great solution.

2. A visionary

Visionaries usually think in decades rather than days or weeks and have a very clear picture what they want to accomplish in their lives.

They truly believe that one man can’t do anything significant so they strongly believe in the team. They always look for the best team, not just any team. Considering this, it might not be the easiest task to work in a team led by the visionary. They are definitely demanding because they have very high standards for themselves but also for the people who they work with.

So, where is the beauty of working with the visionary?

Working with a visionary you always have a feeling you are working on something big; bigger than yourself. You know that even after you pass away something will stay here as a sign of your teamwork – one of the greatest satisfactions you can have in your life.

Stop here for a moment. Just imagine how it feels when you make a mark in your life that other people will remember, because of the improvement you and your team made. Wouldn’t that feel great?

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A great example of a recent visionary was Steve Jobs of Apple. He probably wasn’t the easiest man on Earth to work with, but people who worked (or still work) at Apple know they created and are still creating products that will be remembered long after.

3. ‘Have fun’ people

‘Have fun’ people are the kind of people who just can’t stand to be serious for more than two hours.
They can be still very productive (because they aren’t ordinary joke-tellers) but their ability to enjoy life (and work) is just a part of their personality.

Working with them is always a pure pleasure because you know from the very beginning of the project that there is simply no place for stress. Even when a stressful situation appears they’ll find a way to loosen things up by saying a small remark or a comment on how life is beautiful.

So, working with ‘Have fun’ people on a project means there will be time for laughing, excitement and even surprise.
It is natural for them to bring some funny stuff the the workplace, some things you might not expect – like bringing their little dog into the office or surprising the whole team with a big bucket of ice-cream for the break on a snowy December morning.

4. Doers

Having people who always do and finish their work in a team is a great feeling because you can always count on their promises. Doers are people who keep the workflow of any project running smoothly.

They usually don’t talk to you a lot but don’t take it as they don’t like you. The fact is, they don’t talk too much to anybody.

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Their moment of glory is always the time when they bring their results on time and this is the way they show you some affection.

Having a doer in a working group brings a lot of certainty in. They also inspire others to finish their assignment. So, if you are the type of person who has some difficulties finishing things up, try to stick with doers and your results will improve rapidly.

5. Sympathetic people

Have you ever worked in a team where there was a person always taking care that fruit was on the table all the time, or asking you if you need something from the shop?
If that was not your secretary (whose work description happens to include all these things) but your coworker, it means you have worked or you still work with a very sympathetic, caring person.

Such a person can make a working place as nice as home. As every home needs a caring personality, so too does a nice working environment.
They will always make you feel good. Feeling you matter to someone can help with any situation.

6. Focused people

If you like working in a highly effective team you will appreciate working with focused people. They are like drilling machines. If they set on a specific task they don’t like to mess around a lot. Focused people always find solutions because their task become their only purpose in their lives.

Being around focused people, you can be sure the energy in the team will always be high. Their attitude is, ‘don’t mess around and let’s get to the point,’ which will automatically exclude all time wasters.

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If you enjoy what you do, working with focused people is like driving on the highway to success…

YES, THERE ARE people who have more than one ability mentioned above. Having a person with one or more of these abilities in the team means you have a very strong reason to wake up enthusiastic every morning and head to your business or workplace with a smile on your face.

Why? Because you will become like the people you spend the most time with.

Look for the people around you who inspire you, who make you proud of them and of yourself, and work will become a pleasure.

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Last Updated on August 25, 2021

Why Personal Branding Is Important to Your Career

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Why Personal Branding Is Important to Your Career

As a recruiter, I have met and interviewed hundreds of candidates who have no idea who they are.

Without a personal brand, candidates struggle to answer the question: “tell me about yourself—who are you?” They have no idea about who they are, what their strengths are, and how they can add value to the company. They present their CV’s believing that their CV is the key to their career success. In some ways, your CV still has its use. However, in today’s job market, you need more than a CV to stand out in a crowd.

According to Celinne Da Costa:[1]

“Personal brand is essentially your golden ticket to networking with the right people, getting hired for a dream job, or building an influential business.” She believes that “a strong personal brand allows you to stand out in an oversaturated marketplace by exposing desired audiences to your vision, skillset, and personality in a way that is strategically aligned with your career goals.”

A personal brand opens up your world to so many more career opportunities that you would never have been exposed to with just your CV.

What Is Your Personal Brand?

“Personal branding is how you distinctively market your uniqueness.” —Bernard Kelvin Clive

Today, the job market is very competitive and tough. Having a great CV will only let you go so far because everyone has a CV, but no one else has your distinct personal brand! It is your personal brand that differentiates you from everyone else and that is what people buy—you.

Your personal brand is your mark on the world. It is how people you interact with and the world see you. It is your legacy—it is more important than a business brand because your personal brand lasts forever.

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I have coached people who have very successful careers, and they come to me because they have suddenly found that they are not getting the opportunities or having the conversations that would them to their next role. They are having what I call a “career meltdown,” all because they have no personal brand.

A personal brand helps you become conscious of your differences and your uniqueness. It allows you to position yourself in a way that makes you stand out from the pack, especially among other potential job applicants.

Don’t get me wrong, having a great CV and a great LinkedIn profile is important. However, there are a few steps that you have to take to have a CV and LinkedIn profile that is aligned to who you are, the value you offer to the market, and the personal guarantee that you deliver results.

Building your personal brand is about strategically, creatively, and professionally presenting what makes you, you. Knowing who you are and the value you bring to the table enables you to be more informed, agile, and adaptable to the changing dynamic world of work. This is how you can avoid having a series of career meltdowns.

Your Personal Brand Is Essential for Your Career Success

In her article, Why Personal Branding Is More Important Than Ever, Caroline Castrillon outlines key reasons why a personal brand is essential for career success.

According to Castrillon,[2]

“One reason is that it is more popular for recruiters to use social media during the interview process. According to a 2018 CareerBuilder survey, 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates during the hiring process, and 43% of employers use social media to check on current employees.”

The first thing I do as a recruiter when I want to check out a candidate or coaching client is to look them up on LinkedIn or other social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Your digital footprint is the window that highlights to the world who you are. When you have no control over how you want to be seen, you are making a big mistake because you are leaving it up to someone else to make a judgment for you as to who you are.

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As Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, once said, “Your brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room.”

In her book, Becoming, Michelle Obama writes about the importance of having a personal brand and her journey to defining her personal brand. She wrote that:

“if you don’t get out there and define yourself, you’ll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others.”

When you have a personal brand, you are in control. You know exactly what people will say about you when you leave the room.

The magic of a personal brand is that gives you control over how you want to be seen in the world. Your confidence and self-belief enable you to leverage opportunities and make informed decisions about your career and your future. You no longer experience the frustrations of a career meltdown or being at a crossroads not knowing what to do next with your career or your life. With a personal brand, you have focus, clarity, and a strategy to move forward toward future success.

Creating your personal brand does not happen overnight. It takes a lot of work and self-reflection. You will be expected to step outside of your comfort zone not once, but many times.

The good news is that the more time you spend outside of your comfort zone, the more you will like being there. Being outside of your comfort zone is where you can test the viability of and fine-tune your personal brand.

5 Key Steps to Creating Your Personal Brand

These five steps will help you create a personal brand that will deliver you the results you desire with your career and in life.

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1. Set Your Personal Goals

What is it that you want to do in the next five years? What will your future self be doing in the next five to ten years? What is important to you? If you can answer these questions, then you are on the right path. If not, then you have to start thinking about them.

2. Create Your Unique Value Proposition

Create your unique value proposition by asking yourself these four questions:

  1. What are your personality features? What benefit do you offer people?
  2. Who are you and why do people enjoy working with you?
  3. What do you do and what do people want you to do for them? How do you solve their problems?
  4. What makes you different from others like you?

The answers to these questions will give you the information you need to create your professional story, which is the key step to creating your personal brand.

3. Write Your Professional Story

Knowing who you are, what you want, and the unique value you offer is essential to you creating your professional story. People remember stories. Your personal story incorporates your value proposition and tells people who you are and what makes you unique. This is what people will remember about you.

4. Determine Which Platforms Will Support Your Personal Brand

Decide which social media accounts and online platforms will best represent your brand and allow you to share your voice. In a professional capacity, having a LinkedIn profile and a CV that reflects your brand is key to your positioning in relation to role opportunities. People will be connecting with you because they will like the story you are telling.

5. Become Recognized for Sharing Your Knowledge and Expertise

A great way for you to promote yourself is by sharing knowledge and helping others. This is where you prove you know your stuff and you gain exposure for doing so. You can do this through social media, writing, commenting, video, joining professional groups, networking, etc. Find your own style and uniqueness and use it to attract clients, the opportunities, or the jobs you desire.

The importance of having a personal brand is not going to go away. In fact, it is the only way where you can stand out and be unique in a complex changing world of work. If you don’t have a personal brand, someone will do it for you. If you let this happen, you have no control and you may not like the story they create.

Standing out from others takes time and investment. Most people cannot make the change by themselves, and this is where engaging a personal brand coach is a viable option to consider.

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As a personal brand coach, working with my clients to create their personal brand is my passion. I love the fact that we can work together to create a personal story that defines exactly what people will say when you leave the room.

Other People’s Stories

Listening to other people’s stories is a great way to learn. In his article, 7 TED Talks About Personal Branding, Rafael Dos Santos presents the best Ted Talks where speakers share their stories about the “why,” “what,” and “how” of personal branding.((GuidedPR: 7 TED Talks About Personal Branding))

Take some time out to listen to these speakers sharing their stories and thoughts about personal branding. You will definitely learn so much about how you can start your journey of defining yourself and taking control of your professional and personal life.

Your personal brand, without a doubt, is your secret weapon to your career success. As Michelle Obama said,

“your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.”

So, go own your story. Go on the journey to create your personal brand that defines who you are, highlights your uniqueness, and the value you offer to the world.

Featured photo credit: Austin Distel via unsplash.com

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