How to get the best out of life and travel by becoming professionally more versatile and better equipped.
If you are unhappy with things in your life then there is no time like the present to make some changes. One of the main things that be a problem for people is what they do for work. When you break down your time and how you spend your week, you will be spending the most of your time working and being around your colleagues, and if that is a tough situation if you find work hard or are working with unpleasant colleagues. So looking to change your career seems like the natural choice, but it can certainly be something that is easier said than done. Looking to improve your employability through training or education can help you to take things to the next level. So here are some of the things that you could look to do to improve how employable you are.
This is a pretty obvious one, but some careers will need certain qualifications to help you to actually be able to do them. So doing something completely new could be a good idea. If you are just wanting to improve your prospects and increase your chances of things like promotion, then looking to do something like an online MBA could be a good idea. You can also gain education from things like internships or working alongside a mentor in a career that you want to be in.
Build a Business
If formal education isn’t really for you but you do crave something new work-wise, then building your own business can be such a good idea. It is a great way to work for yourself and start something from scratch. You might have had an idea that you’ve wanted to do all along, or perhaps you just want to go freelance in what you are already doing for work or an area that you have skills or expertise in. The world of work is changing and becoming much more flexible, but if you work for yourself then it really is the most flexible way to work.
Your verbal and communication skills with writing are so important in nearly every career or business. You would expect that in business, there would always be public speaking activities, whether it’s just a small group meeting or speaking in a conference. If you have an existing stage fright or public speaking anxiety, you can opt to undergo fear of public speaking treatment to help you overcome the fear and improve your skills drastically.
The good news is that there are many ways that you can improve your employability skills in this area, such as participating in public speaking or perhaps even through volunteering to be a spokesperson for an event. Look for opportunities to give presentations in your current role, and look for constructive criticism and feedback from people that you trust, so that you can learn and improve.
Employees who are self-motivated and those that are self-reliant are really valuable assets to any employer. So look for ways to develop your own personal and professional goals and then make a plan to follow through with it all so that you can develop a plan of achieving them. If you are currently employed then ask for performance reviews regularly and ask for some input on how you can improve your skills and work better.
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