Building Your Personal Brand for Success

Building Your Personal Brand for Success

In our Advice from Leaders blog post last month, we spoke with Lazina McKenzie of L Squared Style. Lazina guided us through the concept of a personal brand, and how to start building your brand. This month, we are continuing our conversation with Lazina in a second part about leaving an impression, through presence and style.

“When you show up to an interview, without saying a word, you are giving a message” says Lazina, “what do you want that message to be?”.

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Building Your Personal Brand for Success

Building Your Personal Brand for Success

You walk into the room. Your palms are sweaty. You tug on the back of your shirt, hoping it’s not bunching up. The butterflies are fluttering through your stomach. This could be it. You’ve landed the interview. Now, your nerves are shot, and you feel awkward in the suit you’re wearing. You know, the one you bought four years ago for Uncle John’s wedding, that you haven’t worn since. You walk up to the front desk and say: “Hi, I’m here for my interview…?”.

Whether you like it or not, whether it is right or not, you’ve already created your lasting first impression. This month, we had the privilege to speak with Lazina McKenzie for our monthly Advice from Leaders blog, and we learned that ‘what to wear to an interview’ goes far beyond the clothes you pick out the night before.

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Advice From Leaders – Inclusion and Diversity with Murray Davison

Advice From Leaders – Inclusion and Diversity with Murray Davison

Working in Recruitment, we see many incredible organizations doing amazing things, and we get to meet the phenomenal people behind this great work. This is what has inspired our series – Advice from Leaders - where we have the opportunity to hear from leaders in industry about specific themes and challenges faced by organizations every day. This month, we sought the advice of Murray Davison, Director, Career Connections at Goodwill Industries of Alberta. Murray’s post provides valuable insight into treating people like people and fostering a supportive workplace.

Name of Organization:  Goodwill Industries of Alberta

Director, Career Connections: Murray Davison

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Advice From Leaders - Retention in Non-Profit Organizations with Jen Panteluk

Advice From Leaders - Retention in Non-Profit Organizations with Jen Panteluk

SNR is excited to launch the fourth interview in the series Advice From Leaders (AFL) where we chat with industry leaders on workplace themes and topics.  This month we chatted with Junior Achievement’s Jen Panteluk.

Name of Organization:  Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta and Northwest Territories

President & CEO: Jen Panteluk

While Junior Achievement is located in Edmonton, and this charter serves youth across northern Alberta. Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta and Northwest Territories is a non-profit organization that engages youth in topics around financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship to help prepare them for whatever their future holds. 

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Advice From Leaders - Mental Health: Respect in the Workplace with Lynn Ryan

Advice From Leaders - Mental Health: Respect in the Workplace with Lynn Ryan

SNR is excited to launch the third interview in the series Advice From Leaders (AFL) where we chat with industry leaders on workplace themes and topics.  This month we chatted with NAIT’s Mental Health Coordinator, Lynn Ryan.

Name of Organization:  NAIT – Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

NAIT, located in Edmonton, is a polytechnic that offers a variety of educational programs that focus technical, hand-on training that meet industry needs. NAIT has a number of mental health initiatives designed to support students, faculty, and staff.

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Advice From Leaders - An Interview with Daeco HR Consulting's Genevieve Primus

Advice From Leaders - An Interview with Daeco HR Consulting's Genevieve Primus

SNR is excited to launch the second interview in the series Advice From Leaders (AFL) where we chat with industry leaders on workplace themes and topics.  This month we chatted with Daeco HR Consulting’s Genevieve Primus.

Name of Organization:  Daeco HR Consulting, est. 2000

Owner/Founder: Genevieve Primus, Managing Partner

Background

Genevieve Primus holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and started in the Human Resources field working at Home Depot as a operations manager. Making her way up the ladder she moved onto become the Human Resources Manager at Home Depot. Companies work best when they have a clear direction and their values align throughout all departments.

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