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Making Yourself More Marketable

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If you want to make your employer know they cannot do without you, or prove to a prospective new boss that you are the ideal candidate for the job they have on offer, you need to make yourself as marketable as possible. You will have to continually work at being the best, or someone else will take that slot from you.

Update Your Skills

Technology is changing the world in so many different ways, including making some tasks much easier. You need to keep up to date with all the latest innovations so that your skills do not become outdated and you can advance in your career. You should be flexible in the workplace and prepared to put your knowledge towards any job in hand, including teaching others the best way to handle a specific problem or challenge.

Whenever some new technology is launched, there are always online tutorials to help you learn about it. Utilize the these, and let the power of the Internet help you to stay ahead.

Learn More

Learning should never stop. It shows that you are committed to self-improvement, and even if it is not within the scope of your present position, employers will appreciate the fact that you have more knowledge and will be more likely to consider you for advancement.

The Internet has made studying so much simpler. Now you can complete fnp online programs, for instance, and fit them in with your lifestyle. You do not have to give up work to be able to gain more qualifications, and once you have earned them, they are yours for life.

Keep Your Resume Up To Date

You may be perfectly happy in your current job but you never know what opportunities are going to come your way. If someone wants to see your resume, you do not want to have to put one together in a rush. That way, it is more likely to be a shambles and things forgotten. Prepare yourself a really good resume and always keep it up to date. Then if you need to show it to someone, it will always be ready and handy to send.

You should aim to make your resume create a personal brand, which is always consistent with your views and aims. As you update it, don’t forget to update any online profiles you may have on social media at the same time.

Look to The Future

Always stay up to date with developments and opportunities in the industry or profession you work in. Read trade journals, look at online research and see what sort of skills and experience are required for other jobs in your line. Check to see if there has been any change in the laws as this could affect how the company you work for has to operate, and your employers will be pleased that someone has told them if they are not aware of the changes.

Then you will be totally prepared when things start to change, and the more ready you are the more likely you are to stand out from the crowd.

 

About the author /


Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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