Results are the name of the game. When your aim is to be competitive, especially in a larger market, it’s all about showing you can add value to the industry. That’s a key takeaway from this week’s podcast with returning guest Julian Placino.
Placino, who first appeared on Episode 7 (here) of Compete Every Day, is a recruiting and staffing pro and host of the Pathways to Success podcast. On this episode, he shares advice for developing your social footprint and standing apart from the crowd.
One of the most important factors is doing what you love. When you have passion for your work, it shows in what you produce. And having tangible — and impressive — examples of your abilities can make or break an interview or pitch. It comes down to finding clarity about what you want to achieve and pursuing relationships to help you along the way.
What You’ll Learn:
- Strive for self-awareness
- Carve out and protect time to pursue your goals
- Think specialization, not generalization
- Develop a personal brand
- Create content to solve problems for your intended audience
“The sooner you stop seeing yourself as a job seeker and more of a problem solver, the better off you’re going to be. You will for sure, guaranteed, differentiate yourself if you truly put yourself in that mindset.” – Julian Placino
“Results are the name of the game. What is the track record? What have you done? What results have you created?” -Julian Placino
“Whenever you pursue something that you love and find meaning in, it has a way of drawing out the best version of yourself.” -Julian Placino
“We all have the same 24 hours. Some of us are just better about protecting it and utilizing it than others are.” -Jake Thompson
“Your personal brand is in every conversation, it’s in every handshake, it’s every meeting. It all starts with everything that’s around you.” -Julian Placino
If you want to hear more from Julian Placino, check out Jake’s interview with him in Episode 7 of this podcast.
You can also follow him on social media by searching for “Julian Placino” and on his website, http://julianplacino.com/. That’s also where you can listen to his Pathways to Success podcast.