Clearly, the first step in Creating Job Security is figuring out what the ideal job for you is right now. If you are uncertain about what that is, or you’d like to explore new opportunities, the Green Light Scoring Model can help you unlock your own possibilities.
But what if you have found that idea job, and now you need to work to support that? Whether you opt to work for yourself or an outside employer, managing your network of contacts is critical.
The other day, I was talking to a highly-connected friend of mine – a producer in Hollywood whose very career is impacted by her contacts. I shared with her my www.Twitter.com/Job_Security post and asked her why she had not joined. She confessed it was simply a “time issue.” Being signed up on social networks elsewhere, she was hesitant to “take on” what she felt was another obligation.
For those of you who find your lives to be as busy and complicated as that of a Hollywood producer, you may want to check out http://ping.fm. It’s a free service that allows you to simultaneously update all your social networks in a snap. They are networked to both the familiar sites, and to things and places that are even new to me. Whether you have contacts on Twitter, Facebook, Plaxo, Linkedin, Friendster, Myspace, Kwippy, Xanga, Bebo – or others – you can update all of them at once.
The good news is that you can update from the Web, AIM, GTalk, iGoogle, iPhone, iPod Touch, SMS, e-mail, Windows Live Messenger, WAP and Yahoo! Messenger. The bad news is that even busy Hollywood producers no longer have an excuse for avoiding keeping up-to-date with the hottest social network trends available today.
Creating Job Security – the 2009 All-In-One Workbook is coming soon. The information included in this blog post is too new to be included in the 2009 book but will be included in some capacity in the 2010 edition.