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Career Development  in the Digital Age How to Use the Changing World of Work to Your Advantage   Alexis Grant Association ...
My Career <ul><li>Liberal arts college  </li></ul><ul><li>   J-School  </li></ul><ul><li>     Houston Chronicle   </li><...
My Slashes <ul><li>Journalist </li></ul><ul><li>Social media & blog strategist </li></ul><ul><li>Clients: Small businesses...
<ul><li>And How to Use Them </li></ul><ul><li>to Your Advantage </li></ul>Work Trends…
Trend #1 <ul><li>It’s easier than ever to access people you don’t know </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t just use social media; use ...
Trend #2 <ul><li>Job-hopping will no longer  </li></ul><ul><li>kill your career </li></ul><ul><li>Switch jobs if it helps ...
Trend #3 <ul><li>Full-time jobs aren’t necessarily the best route </li></ul><ul><li>Where’s the stability now? </li></ul><...
Trend #4 <ul><li>Digital means opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Build your personal brand and/or community </li></ul><ul><li>...
Job-Search Tips <ul><li>Don’t just apply </li></ul><ul><li>Network strategically and maintain those connections </li></ul>...
Takeaway <ul><li>Proactively use new tools </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul><ul><li>Learn & network strategically </li></ul><...
Let’s Connect <ul><li>alexisgrant.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @alexisgrant </li></ul>...
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  1. 1. Career Development in the Digital Age How to Use the Changing World of Work to Your Advantage Alexis Grant Association Media & Publishing
  2. 2. My Career <ul><li>Liberal arts college </li></ul><ul><li> J-School </li></ul><ul><li>  Houston Chronicle </li></ul><ul><li>  Freelanced in Africa </li></ul><ul><li>  Wrote a travel memoir </li></ul><ul><li>  U.S. News & World Report </li></ul><ul><li>Now: Innovator-in-Chief of Socialexis </li></ul>
  3. 3. My Slashes <ul><li>Journalist </li></ul><ul><li>Social media & blog strategist </li></ul><ul><li>Clients: Small businesses and startups </li></ul><ul><li>Managing editor of Brazen Life </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur </li></ul><ul><li>Creating and selling ebooks and courses </li></ul><ul><li>How to Take a Career Break to Travel </li></ul><ul><li>How to Build a Part-Time Social Media Business </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>And How to Use Them </li></ul><ul><li>to Your Advantage </li></ul>Work Trends…
  5. 5. Trend #1 <ul><li>It’s easier than ever to access people you don’t know </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t just use social media; use it strategically </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritize building your online network so it’s there when you need it </li></ul><ul><li>Be smart about how you pitch – for a job, a story, a coffee – to gain trust through that person’s medium </li></ul>
  6. 6. Trend #2 <ul><li>Job-hopping will no longer </li></ul><ul><li>kill your career </li></ul><ul><li>Switch jobs if it helps you learn and grow </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to explain that switch to a hiring manager </li></ul><ul><li>Employers want go-getters </li></ul>
  7. 7. Trend #3 <ul><li>Full-time jobs aren’t necessarily the best route </li></ul><ul><li>Where’s the stability now? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you do work you love? </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking outside the box = the key </li></ul><ul><li>Hail the side gig </li></ul>
  8. 8. Trend #4 <ul><li>Digital means opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Build your personal brand and/or community </li></ul><ul><li>Access people formerly out of reach </li></ul><ul><li>Use online tools to make your living </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited information = continuous learning </li></ul>
  9. 9. Job-Search Tips <ul><li>Don’t just apply </li></ul><ul><li>Network strategically and maintain those connections </li></ul><ul><li>Use your sleuthing skills </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperlink your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Show your awesomeness through a blog </li></ul><ul><li>Target, target, target </li></ul><ul><li>Be smart about how you tell your story </li></ul><ul><li>Use side hustle to learn new skills, networking, money </li></ul><ul><li>For the love of God, get on Twitter </li></ul>
  10. 10. Takeaway <ul><li>Proactively use new tools </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul><ul><li>Learn & network strategically </li></ul><ul><li>= </li></ul><ul><li>Get where you want to be </li></ul>
  11. 11. Let’s Connect <ul><li>alexisgrant.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @alexisgrant </li></ul><ul><li>Helpful links: </li></ul><ul><li>Posts on job search and career: http://bit.ly/alexisonjobs </li></ul><ul><li>Solopreneur Secrets newsletter: http://bit.ly/solosecrets </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll post this on SlideShare. </li></ul>
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