Hot off the presses, is the new 74-page e-book, The Best Career Strategies of 2009: How to Get Hired or Get Ahead, Even When the Economy is Getting Worse. And it’s FREE! Get your copy by clicking on the link or the book cover.
Bonnie Lowe asked 28 top career experts (including Jason Alba, Dan Schawbel, and yours truly), the question “What do you feel is the single most important career strategy people should use in 2009?” and compiled the answers in this compelling e-book.
The strategies suggested include:
♦ Get very, very clear on the type of work you truly want
♦ Take a multi-pronged approach
♦ Be the CEO of You, Inc.
♦ Build a personal brand
♦ Network with everyone
♦ Develop survival skills
♦ Run your job like a business
♦ Lower your layoff risk
♦ See yourself in 3 dimensions
My strategy, particularly focusing on executive job seekers, suggests creating a vibrant LinkedIn profile. Here’s a snippet:
“For executives, a vibrant, brand-driven LinkedIn profile that gives a feel for who they are and how they make things happen is pretty much a given these days.
Not having a LinkedIn presence can actually be a negative. Executives are expected to be there, actively communicating with their networks to create evangelists and keep themselves top of mind.”
The book is really quite good. Don’t dismiss it because it’s free. Let me know what you think of it by leaving a comment here.