Reinvention: The best form of career insurance (video)

In today’s economic climate, reinvention is more necessary than ever. It’s not just about massive reinvention, like a career change (though I’ve been through more than a few of my own, from journalism to political communications to nonprofit management to teaching for business schools and consulting).

Even if you’re perfectly happy at your current company or in your current role, it’s essential to reinvent yourself before you “get reinvented.” That means embracing new ideas, being open to innovation, and – most critically – communicating to your friends and colleagues about these changes so they understand who you are today and what you’re capable of.

As I describe in my book Reinventing You and in this talk, that’s the best form of career insurance. You can access more than 400 free articles at dorieclark.com, and follow me on Twitter @dorieclark.

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Dorie Clark is the author of Reinventing You (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013), and the forthcoming Stand Out (Portfolio/Penguin, Spring 2015). She is an adjunct professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and a strategy consultant and speaker for clients such as Google, Fidelity, Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, and the World Bank. Follow her on Twitter @dorieclark.

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