The best thing you can do for your career is to write. Whatever your profession, there are opportunities to share your experiences, offer tips and tricks, and promote yourself through words. Writing is also an excellent way to brand yourself online, especially if you are looking for a new job or changing careers.
I received such wonderful messages from my original post on self-employment that I wanted to follow up with more tips.
Earlier this week, my friend Tom Nielsen and I presented a session, You and Your Career, at the Special Libraries Association annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona. In the workshop, we discussed the myriad of ways in which LIS students and early career professionals can take their careers to the next level. The goal of the class is to prepare current and future information professionals by:
- increasing self-awareness and understanding of their preferences
- improving their knowledge of professional workplace skills
- developing an understanding of the many ways to engage professionally within the field