The job market has never been more dynamic and versatile as it is today. If you look at a decade ago, you’ll see that the landscape of your industry has probably drastically changed. So, how can you stay competitive and relevant in an ever-evolving workforce? We have a couple of tips for you!
1. Keep Track of Job Postings
This doesn’t mean to go on a job hunt and leave your current workplace, especially if you like where you are. What it does mean, however, is to routinely check job listings in your industry to see what companies are currently looking for in new hires. It’s important to know the valuable skills employers want someone in your position to be able to do, so you can improve or acquire them.
2. Never Stop Networking
That’s probably the most overlooked thing, but it can open incredible doors that even the perfect CV often won’t. Stay in touch with your old contacts and make new ones. No one said you should go to dinners every day of the week, emails and chats are often enough to keep in touch with people, and keep informed of news in your industry.
3. Keep up With Technology
The majority of changes we’ve seen in virtually any industry have been the rise of technological advancements and their continuous improvement. Most things have gone digital or at least there is a digital version of them. Processes are constantly automated, and newer devices reach markets each day. You have to keep up with technology if you want to be hireable in the long run.
The Most Important of Tips: Embrace Change
In a millennial world, it is those who refuse to change and accept innovation that are the first ones to be written off by employers. That doesn’t mean to accept every novelty and idea, but resisting it before you’ve understood what it’s all about is worse.