QUOTE: (Why should I spend so much time on managing my career?   My family, church and friends are more important priorities.  Besides, I have the experience and a good track record.)

Good.  But you should consider this:

The job search paradigm has changed dramatically. Expansion of automation and technology are propelling more dramatic change.  AI is taking over candidate sourcing and screening work now performed by human recruiters.

If you do nothing else, act on these two critical:

  • Build a robust online profile and brand.  Your online presence will be more important as employers use computers to scan profiles to identify applicants – thousands within minutes.
  • Realign your career network using a Networking 3.0 strategy:  Your strategic network will be critical for a “side-door” introduction and, hopefully, a reference.

You cannot afford status quo career management.