3

Managing your career

What you will learn in this chapter

  • How to manage your career and move onward and upward
  • How qualifications help develop skills
  • How to use social media, branding and other techniques to make yourself attractive to new employers
  • How to handle redundancies and second careers

Careers today are very different than they were 100 years ago, or even ten years ago. The internet almost takes geography out of the equation. You can apply for an internship in London if you are sitting in a small town somewhere in North Carolina. If you are based in Europe and looking to hire a bookkeeper, you could find the person in India. There have also been shifts in attitudes. The parents of baby boomers (Westerners born between around 1945 ...

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