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Keep Morphing

You MUST continue to re-invent yourself! I know- it’s a lot of work and you don’t want to, but look at the world we live in. Please, share in a comment, one thing that is the same today as it was 10 years ago. Just one thing.

You Are in Permanent Beta

If you are looking for a book to give a college student this year on the topic of career managing in an ever-changing world, please get them “The Start-up of You” by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn. Reid Hoffman talks about being in constant beta- a state of trial, readiness to implement change, and reinvention. Keep reading about resiliency to help get you accustomed to constant change. Here’s a post I wrote about good career reads.

LinkedIn Changes

While I’m on the topic, you’ll be getting a new LinkedIn profile soon. And one of the first things I noticed was missing were the apps (SlideShare, WordPress blog, Box files). These used to nicely show up within your profile to showcase your portfolio of work. Well, there gone.  Here’s the email:

LinkedIn profile changes

(This message seems contradictory to me, so for further clarification, you can read what LinkedIn’s help center says. And for the record LinkedIn, NO is do not like my new profile. You’ve taken away things without adding anything. Who likes that?)

Build New Morphing Habits

This article from Inc. 8 Habits of Remarkably Successful People may help you understand what it takes to grow to the next level. Mediocrity is rampant! Extraordinary is risky! Which path to success will you take? Always chose the hardest route!

Here are the first four as a teaser to get you to read the whole article! PLEASE!

1. They don’t create back-up plans.

2. They do the work…

3.  …and they work a lot more.

4. They avoid the crowds.

Google+Adds Communities

Change is all around! Google+ has added communities for celebrities, non-profits, news outlets, universities and anyone else who feels like building community! They are the equivalent of groups, kind of! Check out the listing of communities. If you want some instruction on creating one, SocialNot created a helpful post on creating a  Google+ Community

Pinterest Business Pages

Yes, now your business can have a page! HubSpot’s article “Pinterest Finally Rolls Out Business Accounts: How to Set Yours Up Today” provides the details you need to get going on this.

Change is constant. I don’t think you can fight it, so you might as well learn to embrace it! Again, what is one thing that is the same today as it was 10 years ago…please, share your wisdom in a comment!

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  • qnary December 11, 2012, 10:05 pm

    Things are constantly changing on social media and it can be hard to keep up with.  Make sure to keep yourself as up to date as possible when changes to social media sites that you have a profile on occur.  It will help you know if any content you previously had will no longer be there or if a new option allows you to add new content.