YouTube opened the door for Charice. That magical door led to Oprah, with amazing stops along the way including singing with Celine. Most assuredly, Charice has a voice that brings you to your feet in amazement. Is she the only young girl with an incredibly beautiful voice - no. But she is the girl who was found, electronically, singing in the Philippines. She was then transported 8,000 miles to Oprah's stage and her career has skyrocketed since then.
I often talk about the power of connections with clients as they transition to a new position. The overwhelming evidence still affirms that it is the personal connections that pay the richest rewards. In today's electronic world, it may begin on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook or a host of other websites or professional groups/blogging sites. No matter how you slice it, the operative word is "connection".
As I continue to develop connections through LinkedIn, I never cease to be amazed that, no matter how far apart we may be geographically, once you make a connection through a shared group interest, alma mater or hobby, that person becomes a part of your life professionally, personally or both.
It does take an investment of time. You do need to remember that everything (I do mean everything) you put on the internet for public viewing paints a picture of you professionally. The good news is that it can be a Charice-Oprah-Celine event that launches your career.