Yes you need a LinkedIn profile and there’s 4 compelling reasons why.
Sometimes you can be too comfy.
I'm not actually talking snuggies, yoga pants and comfy sox. Those things are awesome. I'm talking about feeling totally comfortable in your career.
The 'devil you know' comfort is born out of fear. You stay where you are, doing what you're doing, because of fear of the unknown. Where you are might be crappy - but at least you know what kind of crap to expect... right?
Unless there's something on your horizon that gives your stomach the jitters and freaks you out just a bit... something that pushes you out of your comfort zone... you will always be *exactly* right where you are. That's fine... right?
There is a time and space that you get to where you know it’s time to leave your job but you also know that it's a safe place and the devil you know is better than whatever freaky, hypothetical, scaries are out there in the world.
I'm going to myth bust this idea of needing a “local network,” cool?
First off, needing to have a “local” network is a big fat myth. Due to the wonders of the internet, ALL networks are local networks!
Secondly, you actually DO have a local network you just may not realize it. You really do have what you need, you just gotta tap into it.
You know that feeling you've got right now? That "Totally lost, I'm stuck, WTF am I even supposed to do with my career, Can't someone just tell me what I'm supposed to be doing?!?" feeling? Man it sucks doesn't it? I know that feeling. I've been through two major career shifts of my own and have since helped dozens of clients, just like you, figure out WTF they want to do and how to get there.
So, no you don't have to do it alone. Promise. However, only you can know what's right for you. Let me show you how.
Many people who are trying to figure out what they want to do with their careers - want to DO IT NOW! They want to skip really important steps because they want to just figure it out right now. However they have some steps that they need to follow. I believe it every single person should start with some of the BIG “life questions” like “Why do I work?”, “What is Meaningful to me?” you know, “How do I want to be in the world?” You should start here, but there a lot of people that are just not even wanting to do those questions - they want to skip ahead. So, the next thing that they get to is “Okay, I'm going to write out a list of all of the things that I can do.” Then they write out a list of skills that they can do and they start looking at jobs that line up with the skill sets they have. That's actually the wrong way to go about it…