Saturday, April 20, 2013

Career Disruption (Just like Industry Disruption) -- Here are some tips for Career Disruption

From the link:

Some tips to disrupt your career:
  • Find 3-5 websites writing about your field or industry and subscribe to their email RSS to keep yourself up-to-date on what’s new and trending.
  • Take an online course that can be completed at your convenience.
  • Attend a webinar in something indirectly related to your current area of expertise. 
  • Identify a project you can do on your own time that isn’t directly related to your job, but has an impact on the company.
  • Identify and create a “board of advisors” for your business-of-one and set up quarterly meetings with these people as a way to hold yourself accountable to developing your skills.
  • Start a hobby career you can do part-time to develop a new skill set and earn a little cash.
  • Write a guest post for an industry publication.
  • Set a goal to meet 10 people that are considered experts in their field that somehow overlap with your own industry and ask them questions about what they do.
  • Put your current resume or LinkedIn profile text into and create a word cloud of your expertise to see what keywords are most popular. Then ask yourself, “Will these skills be relevant in 5 years?”
  • Identify 10 companies that deliver products or services you greatly admire and set informational interviews with at least one person at each firm to learn more about where they see the future of their business. Then, ask yourself, “How could I use my skills to be a part of that?”

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