The workplace is always changing. With working from home policies, AI, and new industries, it’s hard to know what work will look like in a few years. On top of that, what hard skills you need to succeed in your career shift over time as technology develops and roles adapt. Despite these constant changes, there are a few soft skills employers always look for no matter what the role or industry is.
You’re well aware of brands that are a part of your everyday life, but how often have you thought about your own brand? Whether you’ve spent time intentionally building it or not, you already have a personal brand. A personal brand is who you are, what you have to offer, the values you embrace, and the ways in which you express yourself. Think about it as a set of perceptions people have of you based on how you’re interacting with the world. As you start thinking about your own brand and what you want to express, consider these do’s and don’ts of personal branding:
Even those who experienced events such as the 2008 financial crisis or the dot-com bubble of the late nineties agree on one thing: the current coronavirus pandemic is unlike anything that preceded it.
Succeeding in your career involves more than just having a job you love, although that’s certainly a huge plus. You have to take deliberate steps along the way to develop both personally and professionally. No matter what stage of your career you’re in, here are the top actions to take to ensure you’re always moving forward:
The global workforce is changing in a way we’ve never seen before. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic surfaced and changed the way we work and connect, a study published in November showed that 61% of workers believe that technological advances like AI and robotics are greatly affecting their jobs and will continue to do so. No matter what industry you’re in, the jobs needed and the skills required to do them are constantly being redefined. The ability to adapt to and prepare for change is more important now than ever.
Working from home during the coronavirus outbreak doesn’t mean you have to put your career ambitions on hold. Seize the moment with these helpful tips.
Figuring out whether or not to change jobs is an incredibly challenging decision. After all, you wouldn’t have picked your current job if it didn’t check most of your boxes at the time. But when those feelings of restlessness creep in, it’s time to assess whether or not it’s still a good fit. Should you make moves within your industry or have you just hit a temporary rocky patch? Here are some common reasons you should consider making a switch and how to ensure your next job is a better fit:
Career planning can be a daunting task to start. Articulating exactly what you want out of your career path requires a lot of reflection and soul-searching. But, in the long run, giving career planning the time and attention it deserves is essential. A successful career doesn’t happen by chance. In order to succeed, you have to know what you want to do and where you want to go. And that’s exactly what career planning does for you.
The inevitable happened, you hit a rut at work. You’re questioning everything: your role, your passion, even your entire career. You start thinking about other career paths and consider making the switch. But the entire time you aren’t quite sure whether a career change is the right decision or not. How do you know for sure? Make sure you’ve answered these questions before jumping ship: