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A couple of professional changes

Change can be an exciting thing.

I wanted to share I have accepted a full-time offer to become a Business Development Executive with Cybervation in Worthington to market their new NeedNexus membership product.

The site links Central Ohio service providers with those with job needs in the area. It’s a great way of putting more people to work, which is never a bad thing.

My duties there will include marketing and social media work for the company.

You find out more about NeedNexus by visiting its web site.

I would be honored if you would connect with the company at our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn sites.

I’ll also be blogging for the business at http://www.neednexus.com/Blog.

In addition to my work with NeedNexus, I’m also working with The Ohio Insurance Institute on a consultant basis.

The organization offers support to auto, home and business providers.

My duties there include compiling the organization’s daily news briefs and social media help.

You can connect with the Ohio Insurance Institute on Facebook and Twitter.

I’m also working with The Frontier at Grace, View From The Pugh and Daily Referral Central Ohio and you can also connect with me through my personal blog.

With my added responsibilities, I have ended my consultant work as a supervisor with The Affinion Group in Westerville.

It truly is a bittersweet day for me.

The company really stepped up during a difficult time for me and shared a lot of kindness and patience with me over the past eight months.

I highly recommend the company for professionals going through transition or who want to try a new field.

I also want to thank Denise Clark, Dan Toland, Dan Farkas, Mackenzie Betts, Joe Franz, Erika Pryor, John Reed, Rick Starr and Grace Polaris Church, namely Pastor Beau Stanley, Bill Palmateer and John Noose for the professional confidence they have shown in me. It’s encouraged me to give back to those in professional need.

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers for me over the past year.

I’m not sure what the future holds, but I’ve been blessed from above to walk this journey with some incredible people.

Why it's important to safe-guard your career

The job market has changed dramatically in the past ten years.

People can change jobs quickly and jobs often come and go.

Lynda Gratton recently released the book “The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here” where she looks at the changing work environment.

She published a great blog in Forbes about 10 ways to future-proof your career.

The article is filled with great advice.

How are you currently safe-guarding your career?

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks to Lara Kretler for sharing the article)

LinkedIn offers new resume service

LinkedIn continues to be a wonderful resource for professionals.

Thanks to Tyler Durbin, I found a feature that turns your LinkedIn profile into a great looking resume in seconds.

You can find it at http://resume.linkedinlabs.com.

After you pick a template, you can customize the content.

The resume can be printed, saved and shared with contacts.

Check it out and leave a comment about what you think about the feature.