Technology has had a massive impact on the workforce over the past few years. Its constant change has begun to revolutionize not only the career landscape, but the entire world we live in. And it doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon.
Many employers look to hire candidates who are able to keep up with this progression. The problem is that many people searching for jobs haven’t changed with the times, and may be stuck in a career or position they have no idea how to get out of.
What can we do about this? How can someone put themselves back into the running for a position that they may not have the updated skills to meet?
The best thing you can do is open your mind to change, much like the rewiring of a new technology to better fit a consumer. Make a mental shift toward molding yourself to become a better fit for the job or career you desire. A skill that would suffice, say, 10 years ago might not cut it these days. By instead adapting and embracing change, you gain an advantage over the competition.
This isn’t to say there’s anything wrong with a skill set you have from a previous career or job, either. But along with that asset, you must constantly add to your professional toolbox. Employers recognize this initiative, which can lead to new opportunities one might not have even thought were possible before.
The road to a better version of you isn’t far away. It just needs a few tweaks.