Segment Idea–Careers Ideas w/Tips — No Job Is Forever, Future-Proof Yourself
I’m contacting you with a segment idea about how to stay employable in the changing world of work.
The big idea: Disruptive technologies are rapidly transforming the world of work, creating great new opportunities for those with higher levels of employability, good reputations and updated skills — especially soft skills, but leaving behind those who aren’t actively in charge of driving their careers and their personal brands.
The so what: It’s important to identify our level of employability, to clearly define where we want to go and what we need to do to get there and to recognize our advantages and limitations, and work to improve them. We must always ask ourselves, “What skills do I need to develop to find a job if I suddenly need or want to do so?” Even when employed, we need to see and treat the organization as our best client, and ourselves as providers of professional or qualified services.
The source: Ines Temple is a successful entrepreneur, a career transition expert and a best-selling author. Her companies, LHH DBM Peru & LHH Chile, are the leading career transition and talent-development organizations in both countries and LHH is the world’s leader in outplacement.
Key messages: Ines Temple can share how to identify and improve your level of employability, and can describe:
How today’s jobs are temporary and last only as long as they work for both the company and the employee
How to successfully identify your differentiating features and accomplishments and sell them to employers
How to measure your employability by watching and studying the job market — even when you’re not looking for a job
How to raise your personal brand and fine-tune your digital identity
Why you need to always keep your trusted network up to date
What soft skills make the fundamental difference in one’s employability
About the expert: Ines Temple is president of LHH DBM Peru and Chile, the leading career transition and talent-development organizations in both countries, and she has provided outplacement services and HR consulting to executives and other workers throughout the world. She has published over 800 articles and videos on topics such as the new world of work, personal branding and employability. Her book, You, Incorporated: Your Career Is Your Business (Usted S.A.), has been a top bestseller among business books in Peru since 2012 and is now available in English. Learn more at www.inestemple.com.
Q and A
Why do today’s workers need to continually cultivate themselves?
Why is it important that we consider ourselves entrepreneurs who provide professional services — even to our boss?
What’s the most important thing to consider in creating our personal brand?
How does the act of defining our individual idea of success make us more likely to achieve it?
How can we best position ourselves to be competitive in the global market?
I’d be happy to send a bylined tips piece, “Future-Proof Your Job — Become Persistent in Evaluating Your Employability,” to send a review copy of You, Incorporated, or to schedule an interview with Ines Temple.