"Presence has always been a good thing in terms of survival in the workplace, but as the economy has become increasingly competitive and technology more prevalent, not only is it critical to not hide in the face of survival, you need to be very, very easily found," she says.
This presence includes making sure you have a bio on your company website and a LinkedIn profile with a built-out network of connections, she says.
3. Rely on your network. Williams says that one of the reasons the Rolodex is disappearing from offices is because "a network is infinitely more than a plastic contraption jammed with business cards"-it's more about the relationships you form and your influence, not popularity.
Your network should be full of people you know, who can vouch for you as a reference when you're job searching, invest in your development as a professional, sing your praises and fight for you when you need it, she says.
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