To Ensure You
Are Never Out
Of A Job
by Satyam Pati
Published on September 4, 2020
1. Understand your role and then self-assess
Know the top two or three
things you do in your job and
which actually involve a skill.
That is what you know and are
paid for. If in doubt, talk to
your manager. Note this down.
2. Plot your skill journey
List the skills you must acquire
to progress in your current role.
But what if your industry
changes? How do you know if
an investment in the skills of
your current industry make
3. See the change coming
Understand how your industry has evolved, and what has normally been the precursor for change in that industry.Make a list of the “new” skills that the industry may require. Can you acquire them before everyone else?
4. Understand alternatives to the industry you operate in
The next step for you is to understand the value of the skills you have in that industry and the applicability of these in other industries.
5. Invest time and money in your learning and skill development
Each year you must allocate a certain percentage of your earnings as well as time to updating your existing skills or acquiring new/related skills. List down the skills you “must” acquire or upgrade. Find out if it requires an investment of only time or money as well.