This is not going to be some profound post with the top 10 illuminating and hot tips on how to do this. Those posts are all common sense but at times our common sense account gets bankrupt.
Here is the secret sauce, do it. Manage your career. It’s not the details you would read in some blog post it’s simply the act of taking care of your business.
Please, please, please let the last two years be a lesson to you (and really the 3 leading up to the recession) that you HAVE to be actively managing your career path, skill set and business/work relationships.