More people this year will have more than one job, such as launching an entrepreneurial effort to back up their regular job, Tamara J. Erickson writes. She also predicts more employees will "push back" against working more than their agreed-upon hours, and employers will offer more flexible work arrangements.
Don't make the common mistake in networking of being so focused on yourself and your needs that you neglect to offer something in return to others, such as the time to listen or share ideas, as this blog post notes. Also, be a more effective networker by widening your reach, such as to family, friends and religious affiliations, the writer suggests.
Lisa Barone, chief branding officer at Outspoken Media, lists more than 100 potential topics for small-business bloggers to consider in 2010. Included are ideas about particular industries, social networking, specific businesses and customer activities, as well as company and staff news.
It's critical to not only learn from successes and failures, but to understand why you acted the way you did in those instances, Bret L. Simmons writes. "Unless and until you assume full responsibility for yourself, you force someone else to assume responsibility for you, and by doing so YOU make yourself a dependent rather than an empowered individual," he writes.
When you're looking for a job, don't try to do everything at once, but instead "chunk down" your tasks, Miriam Salpeter writes. For example, have a daily "to do" list that will focus on your résumé or networking. "To keep your focus, try to include some fun, interesting or simple tasks early on," she writes.