The Premise / Goal / Timing of This Weekly Feature
Premise. If you like the content in this blog, you may like the type of content I regularly read and study on the Web.
Goal. On a weekly basis, I'm going to publish links to three (3) articles I find interesting. I'll include a brief summary with some bullet points explaining why I think the content is worth consuming.
Timing. I'll publish this content every Wednesday / Thursday.
The Three Articles I Evernoted
1. The Start-Up of You Website: This is the home base for the new book by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha: The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career. These two (2) Start-Up of You blog posts are reasons why The Start-Up of You and The Lean Start-Up by Eric Ries are the most important books I'm reading / studying in 2012.
- The Jammed Career Escalator: Old Premises, New Realities
- Kodak: "Perfect Products" Instead of Permanent Beta
2. The Three Laws of Future Employment by Daniel Jelski: This is a THOUGHT-PROVOKING article commenting on individual competitiveness in today's dynamic employment market. Jelski's three (3) laws and subsequent conclusions are important:
- Law #1: People will get jobs doing things that computers can't do (i.e., jobs requiring human-human interaction)
- Law #2: A global market place will result in lower pay and future opportunities for many careers (but also in cheaper and better products and a higher standard of living for American consumers)
- Law #3: Professional people will more likely be freelancers and less likely to have a steady job
3. (Forbes) 5 Reasons Why Your Online Presence Will Replace Your Resume in 10 Years by Dan Schawbel: When I decided to publish my personal blog, I studied Dan's personal branding insights from his book, Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future.
I recently wrote a post about the challenges in standing out in today's fiercely competitive job market with only a resume to represent one's career. Dan, however, has been sharing personal branding insights for years.
Here are the Dan's five (5) reasons from the Forbes article:
- Social networking use is skyrocketing while email is plummeting
- You can't find jobs traditionally anymore
- People are managing their careers as entrepreneurs
- The traditional resume is now virtual and easy to build
- Job seeker passion has become the deciding factor in employment
Your Feedback Please!
I'd like to experiment with this type of post for the next two to three months. Let me know what you think (especially if this idea sucks):
- How can I improve the value of these weekly posts?
- Is my initial timing choice for publication okay with you (e.g., middle of the week versus the end of it)? If not, please tell me.
- What content are you reading? Please share your links with our community in the comments section!