As usual, this is a round up of some of the favorite posts I’ve shared this week.
The Career Is Dead
by Jocelyn K. Glei is the Editor-in-Chief of www.99u.com, on American Express Open Forum
Oh please, read this. Share it with your parents, your children, and your teachers. It is so important to hear the many messages within this article! Please allow me to highlight a few (and to tease you into reading it yourself!)
- Master HOW technology works because the tools you are using today will NOT be the tools you use tomorrow. Explore and assess new tools to see if they will make your life more efficient.
- “Work, knowledge, and opportunities flow through people, which means that who we know – and how we know them – is our most important asset. ”
- Act on your curiosity. Be a life-long-learner! No excuses!
- Be a value-add employee. Don’t sit like a bump on a log, waiting to be told what to do. Take initiative to proactively suggest fixes.
- Take your head of of the sand. Keep one eye on the future at all times so you don’t miss major changes or ignore warning signs.
How To Tweet Your Way to Your Dream Job
by Lydia Dishman on Fast Company
This isn’t really a “how to” post with step-by-step instruction, but one in which a solid argument is made NOT to dismiss Twitter. In other words, this is a viable job search tool! The bonus? It includes an infographic showing which companies are using social media to recruit. Understand, this is not a fad…social recruiting will continue to grow and morph!
New Grads: How to Identify Your Network
Actually, this is a helpful post for anyone trying to build their network! The key message is to reframe in your mind and in the minds of others, that what you are really doing is building relationships! Lea McLeod is the authority interviewed for this article so if you are looking for more from her, follow her on Twitter or check out her site, Degrees of Transition!
Linked In or Linked Out? Etiquette of Growing Your Network
by HR Ringleader, Trish McFarland
Short and sweet- Trish’s message is worth the read!
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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.