Marketing yourself is super important, no matter what job you do. (With a cliché: do it only when needed.)
Changing a job, building the right profile, reaching out to right people for your business – all cool.
Where it is not cool though:
- Family gatherings (nay, never)
- Commenting on someone else’s social media post
- NGO meetings
- Chit chatting with your bestie
The list is endless.
People judge you at the first moment they see you, even if they aren’t aware. What you do, makes hardly any difference if they can see a different version in who you are.
Rest all (exchanging business cards, et al,) will take care of itself.