The turbulent economy has meant relative job security for David Sorin, CEO of Management Mpowerment Associates in Wayne. A lawyer and entrepreneur himself, Sorin launched his management-consulting group with the intention of helping people and businesses get the results they desire. Sorin offers his tips on how to stay relevant in today’s job market.
• Act your age (sort of).
What does it mean to stay relevant? “It really means not letting your age be an indicator of a difference between you and those who you want to do business with,” says Sorin. “Our ideas need to be relevant to those with whom we want to interact.”
• Be a forward thinker.
What do you do next after a layoff? “Many boomers never thought there would be a next, so they never gave it a thought,” says Sorin. “The younger generations always assume there’s going to be a next, and are willing to embrace that. People need to be willing to participate in a period of self-assessment and honestly look at finding out where they bring value.”
• Branch out.
And, if you can, be an industry expert in your field. “Be well networked and have connections outside your own company,” says Sorin. “It’s critical to have a network and a group of alliances in business today.”
• Log on.
“Any business person needs to be on LinkedIn,” says Sorin. “Learn how to use it to your best advantage.”
• Be flexible.
A 9-5, 40-hour workweek may not be what’s offered in a new job. “A lot of people are using consultants and independent contractors, or offering part-time assignments,” says Sorin.
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