Why Becoming a Thought Leader Can Make You Indispensable

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Want to make yourself hireable no matter the economic environment? Author and personal branding expert Dorie Clark explains how becoming a thought leader can help transform your career.

The economy might be improving, but the job market in most industries has yet to totally stabilize – and it may never return to what it once was.

The truth, says branding consultant Dorie Clark, author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future, is that we’re entering an age in which employees are increasingly commoditized. And the only way to fight back against that shift is to be perceived as a thought leader — the go-to expert in your field.

The Benefits of Becoming a Thought Leader

By doing that, you can make yourself indispensable, even in times of economic uncertainty. “You’ll know that, no matter what happens at a macroeconomic level, you’re safe because people will seek you out for your expertise,” Clark explains. Watch the full video for more from Clark on why branding yourself and becoming a thought leader is critical to future job security.

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Social media isn't the black hole that many business leaders seem to think it is. Discover how to become a social rock star in as little as a few hours a week.While social media adoption is certainly widespread by now, many business professionals still claim to be too busy to commit to personal social media branding activities.Personal branding consultant Dorie Clark, author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future (http://www.amazon.com/Reinventing-You-Define-Imagine-Future/dp/1422144135), says that for the most part, the excuse is just that — an excuse. The truth, Clark says, is that making time for social media and branding takes a lot less time than you might think.By investing just a couple of hours into beefing up your LinkedIn profile and leveraging social media management tools like HootSuite or TweetDeck, Clark says business professionals can easily (and efficiently) demonstrate their intellectual expertise, set the tenor of their conversations, and take one big step toward becoming trusted thought leaders.For more from Clark, visit http://www.dorieclark.com/For more tips and tactics for growing your business, visit: http://labs.openviewpartners.com/Visit our channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/OpenViewVenture Subscribe to receive new videos in your feed: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QekxPGzFFordHwXGpbvIw?sub_confirmation=1 Subscribe to our weekly newsletter: http://openviewpartners.com/newsletter-signup/
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Which Social Media Channels Should You Prioritize?