Managing your career is up to you. Mostly, I believe it is about creating options for yourself. Options are created by developing a professional reputation, knowing people, being “found”.
You most likely are known for something in your current role. How can you make sure that this reputation spreads beyond your current employer?
Get noticed! Toot your own horn a bit.
Participate on LinkedIn.
There were many posts offering insights on how to better use this tool. Here are some of the posts I shared on Twitter:
10 Awesome tips and tricks for LinkedIn you might not know from SimplyZesty
Just Joining LinkedIn is Not Enough from Job-Hunt.org
Another valuable way of creating an awareness about you
A Guide to Effective Networking from Elephants at Work
Create and Control Your Reputation
How to Create Your Personal Brand Story from YouBrand
3 Resources to Help Job Seekers Position Themselves as Experts from Reach Personal Branding Blog
5 Tips to Build Your Personal Brand with social media from Jeff Bullas
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.