In this episode, we will be talking about “Building your personal brand” with Guy Carmeli. Guy is a Senior Android Developer at Wix, but also the creator of the Android-based app Clippit.
Early on, Guy’s “extra-curricular” activities and personal interests actually helped him land his first job! And they then became part of his personal brand… That personal brand has since opened many more doors to him, therefore he has become a fervent advocate of showcasing all of the cool stuff he does beyond his resume.
Through talking about Guy’s story, we will share some insights into other ways to build your personal brand, increase your visibility – and most importantly: what it takes to do it right.
Spoiler alert: it takes a good dose of determination and consistency, but it’s worth the effort. And also: a personal brand doesn’t have to be boring and 100% professional. Building something notable on top of one of your passions (whether it is knitting or mixing cocktails on the weekends) is enough to make you more visible, approachable and relatable to recruiters. Even when you are not actively looking.
Some more links:
- Guy’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/guy-ca/
- Guy’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/GcCarmeli
- Find and download Clippit on the Google Play Store
- Guy’s Blog Post on the Wix Engineering Blog