The future is just as likely to bring opportunities and positive developments, as it is to bring disruption and uncertainty. The supply chain management process requires a unique blend of technical and interpersonal abilities. You should operate by focusing on your own core competencies and can transform your competencies from the fundamental to next level of performance. By taking steps today to future proof your career described below, you can look to the horizon with optimism and excitement!
How to Future Proof Your Career
You can ask some basic question from yourself, what will your job look like five years from now? Will it even exist in five, 10 or 20 years? And what will happen to the organization and industry you work for? You don't know what the future holds, but you do know that we live in new normal. This means that your job description could be very different – or even irrelevant – in the years to come. If your skillset or experience fall "behind the times," you may struggle to find work or gain promotion. But there are strategies or steps that you can put in place now to ensure that you don't hit a career "dead end." Following strategies you could opt to immediately to boost and Future Proof Your Career:
1. Find an "Academy" Organization
Enrolled in specialized practical development programs that go beyond the technical skills you need for your current role. Whether you're starting out in your career or have an opportunity to change direction midway you
should choose the internationally credible knowledge source.
2. Remain Tech-Savvy
With the advent of IT and Artificial intelligence, push yourself to keep your technical skills current. Sometime these are not relevant to you directly current job.
3. Develop Standard Skills
Standard skills are those which are transferable skills that all employers seek. Continue your professional
development by learning these skills.
4. Think Globally
The world is changing, look beyond your local business and performance standards, find out what is happening around the world. The more knowledge you get, you become more confident. This will make you more attractive to employers of the future..
5. Keep your "Success” recognizable
Keep a record of what you do well, the recognition that you've received, and the results that you've been responsible for. Employers want to know what you'll do for them, and it's targeted to show your documented proofs of your successes.
6. Networking – An Essential support
Developing relationships or build new connections in social media with related people within and outside of your organization is an ultimate requirement of modern era. Joining online forums and professional networking associations and participate in a range of industry events and activities is common requirement of successful professional growth.
7. Follow the Trends
Follow changes and trends in your industry, and the wider economy. New methodologies and tools are keep coming and some are very impactful and changes the whole paradigm of doing things.
8. Career Path - Open
Managing Career intelligently is only options for career progression. Be proactive about responding to a lack of opportunities, even if it means changing your job, or your organization.
9. Grow Flexibility
The most successful people have resilience. Cultivate your ability to take challenges and become flexible to bounce back from setbacks.
Above strategies can be useful throughout your professional working life. Following above guidelines will help you to keep your skills current and your opportunities open. All have elements of risk management and career planning, and you need to become skilled at both to future proof your career.
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