Where wil you be in 5 or 10 years from now? It’s impossible to tell, but one thing you can be sure of, what you do today to build your personal brand can create opportunities for you tomorrow.
Where to start? Get yourself a blog, but don’t settle for a free hosted one, invest in your own dot com. Everyone (possibly the exception being Seth Godin) eventually switch from a free service at some point. Commit to some kind of schedule and update it on a regular basis. What else? Venture into social media and start networking. There’s plenty of options, I’d recommend Twitter myself. Social media isn’t an obvious benefit for some, but one way of looking at it is that you create your own communication channel, and it enables you to network in new ways.
So what’s left to say? In 5 to 10 years from now, if you didn’t take action, you’ll likely wish you did.