To get you started with relaunching your career and personal brand, here are the most useful resources and tools I recommend regularly to my clients and audiences navigating career transitions.
You can also join my free Career & Personal Branding Resource Hub to access more exclusive tools I’ve created myself to help you overcome the challenges of making a career change and market your personal brand more powerfully.
Disclaimer: Some links below are affiliate links. Rest assured I recommend only tools & services I’ve used myself and genuinely believe are useful.
Career Change Resources
7 STAGES ROADMAP
My guide to the common stages of changing careers. Identify your current stage and how to move forward.
MY TEDX CAREER TALK
Hear my own career change story, the questions I asked myself to clarify my direction, and how to overcome the barriers to change.
RELAUNCHING YOUR CAREER
Watch my talk on how to overcome the barriers of making a major career change and lessons I’ve learned from my own career changes.
Check out my favorite career talks, conversations, and role models who inspired me to make brave, positive career & life changes.
Personal Branding Resources
Make your own social media graphics using Adobe’s free templates, images, and designs.
Useful online reputation management tool I’ve used myself to clarify my online presence and Google rankings.
To create simple graphics to express your personal brand, I turn to Canva for basic design needs.
Podcasts for your Career
My podcast on navigating the challenges of career change. Check out the Podcast episodes page.
HOW TO BE AWESOME AT YOUR JOB
Pete Mockaitis covers a wide range of practical career topics. Check out my episode on resigning the right way.
Mark Horstman’s actionable advice has had a HUGE impact on my own managerial effectiveness.
Adam Grant shares his insights and discusses topics to help you approach your job more effectively and enjoyably.
Podcasts for Entrepreneurs
Scott Britton & guests give actionable advice on taking your life & business to the next level (sadly, discontinued)
HOW I BUILT THIS
This NPR podcast thoughtfully hosted by Guy Raz gives a realistic glimpse into the ups and inevitable downs of starting your own business.
THE FIZZLE SHOW
Learn how to build a business around your passions. Engaging, honest, and practical.
Get a glimpse into launching your own business. IMHO, Season 1 was MUCH better than subsequent seasons.
Marketing Your Business
For business cards or stationary, I go with Moo.com. Great service, quality, and designs. I use them for all my physical collateral. Get 20% off your first order.
To find freelancers for my design, marketing, and administrative needs, I turn to Upwork. I find they have some of the highest quality talent at reasonable prices.
For basic assistance with simple design, creative, administrative, or production tasks, I use Fiverr. It’s cheaper than Upwork, although the quality varies greatly.
Crowdsource designs, logos, and creative materials. I used 99 designs for web design. I’ve generally found designers here to be higher quality that other freelance platforms.
More Resources for Business Owners
If you’re looking for good suppliers and tools to help you run your business, you may find my Business Resources page helpful.
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