Here’s a great post from Sonia Simone at Copyblogger about why managing your career and landing new opportunities is so different today than it was 10 or even 5 years ago:
It’s what many people have been saying for many years–that professionals need to think about their career as a business–Brand You. The difference now is that there are hard facts that back up this belief–number of jobs created by big biz vs. small biz, proportion of contractor positions vs. full time employee positions in companies, and the percentage of recruiters who now look online for candidates (a whopping 93% according to a 2012 Jobvite survey, up from 87% in 2011).
All of this favors the proactive candidate, who is not just working in her career, but also working ON her career. What are you doing to thrive in a changing marketplace?