LinkedIn -- the world's most popular business-oriented social network -- has named its top influencers of 2016. No. 2 on the list is Liz Ryan, CEO of Human Workplace. Perhaps the biggest surprise about this is that Ryan isn't No. 1. Because Ryan's work epitomizes what's successful in the online information sharing business. Focusing on job-seeking tools and tricks of the trade, she provides consistently helpful, actionable information in a friendly style. Ryan demystifies the process, gives the inside scoop from her years on the "inside," and delivers with a human touch.
Ryan's expertise in human resources is in bountiful evidence in her personal life too: she has five "angelic, bratty" children. Plus she maintains that wider perspective that sometimes gets lost in the harried business environment we all inhabit. Ryan is also an opera singer trained at the Manhattan School of Music. Her expertise really goes beyond getting a job and comes down to this: how do you reinvent yourself in life? Because we all have to keep doing it as the world changes at breakneck speed. Fortunately, here's Ryan's book:
Reinvention Roadmap: Break the Rules to Get the Job You Want and Career You Deserve.