The Way We Work

The world of work is changing fast, leaving a wake of frightening uncertainty that’s especially daunting for those of you early in your careers. We’re facing an unemployment rate of more than 7%, an online landscape that turns simple daily actions into permanent reputations, and a world so fast-paced that the next in-demand skill may not even exist yet. How can you help yourself stand out? 

Two words: skills development. 

In a column published today for Inc., oDesk VP of International & Enterprise Matt Cooper discusses how to improve your skills, in light of the newly released book by Millennial Branding founder Dan Schawbel called Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success. Matt also outlines 5 steps to becoming more marketable by bolstering your current skills and developing new ones.

To read Matt’s five tips, check out his full article here.

Jenna Weiner

Content Marketer

Jenna Weiner is the former content marketing manager at oDesk and was the editor-in-chief of the oDesk blog. With a background in business and technology writing, she specializes in content marketing and strategy, public relations, and branding. Before joining oDesk, Jenna was a writer and editor for Monitor Group’s marketing department (now Monitor Deloitte) and was the Business & Technology Section Editor for Brafton Inc.… read more