Do You Have the Extra Oomph to Make Things Happen in 2017?

Do You Have the Extra Oomph to Make Things Happen in 2017?
From Recruiter - January 6, 2017

January the time of year when we push the restart button and do all of the things that we promised wed do last year but didnt!Its a little bit clich, isnt it?

Have you ever written down your goals in January and then reviewed them later in the year to see how many of them you actually achieved? I have. I wont say that Ive always completed allof them, but generally, I do manage to cross a fair number off. I manage this because I regularly review my long-term strategic plan regarding where I want my life and career/business to go.

Without long-term planning, all you can do is live day to day and hand to mouth. Short-term planning generally amounts to a short-term job or career. In order to guarantee yourself a lifelong position, you need to set yourself a long-term strategy as to how youre going to get noticed and how youre going to get companies seekingyou out.

In the old days, youcould just be good at your job and that was enough. But what use is it being good at your job if nobody outside of the four walls of your company knows how great you are? If you want to take your career to the next level, youneed to break the four walls and get companies chasing you!

Nepotism and guaranteed tenures are gone. In todays fast-changing world, none of us are exempt from cuts. What are you doing to guarantee that if the worse were to happen (hopefully not!) and you were to lose your job you could almost fall into another one right away?

Make Yourself the Go-To Person in Your Field

With nearly all recruitment happening electronically to some extent, how confident are you about how you would come across if somebody were to Google your name? If youre employed in an academic profession or a senior management position, what does your online biography say about you? Would you take advice from yourself if you were somebody whose opinion of you was based only on what they saw on your LinkedIn profile?

Ideally, no matter which profession youre in, you should be working toward creating a really expert and professional presence. You need to be seen as the go-to person within your industry, field, or niche. How are you going to get noticed by the right peoplethe key decision makers and influencers?


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