- Posted by Nigel Edelshain
- On February 27, 2017
- Career management
Linkedin’s CEO, Reid Hoffman, talks of work today in terms of “tours of duty”—not a lifetime (not even long-term) job.
According to Hoffman “tours” last approximately four years (but with a review after two years). That’s how long a company can expect to sign up an employee to one job. After four years both sides should sit down and decide if another tour works for both parties. If not, you’re a “free agent”!
In fact, Seth Godin argues we are all an army of free agents, whether currently employed or not, and as free agents we need to position ourselves for our next gig. We become the product that we need to market. And that product needs a brand.