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5 Easy Ways to Future-Proof Your Career

So, have you noticed already how you don’t live in the same world as your parents, career-wise? Did you think Generation X had it all figured out? However, the present is constantly changing and the future seems more unpredictable than ever. Who’s to say which careers will be the best to pursue or which skills and traits we should build?

We’re going to provide you with a short guide in these unstable times, so you can be ready for whatever the future holds.

 

Get an online certificate

And not just any, but earn yourself a qualification in Social Media Marketing. Do we really need to explain the importance and convenience of becoming a social media marketing manager? There are several reasons why this job is future-proof and we say it with utmost certainty. First of all, look around you, and confess. How many times have you checked your social media accounts since you woke up? Exactly. You and everybody you know are the driving force of the social media, or is it the other way around?

Long story short, this job’s prospects are only advancing as the time goes by, and as we are certain to breathe the air, the social media marketing field is only set to develop even more. According to Meltwater, social media is officially a growing sector.

You can upskill or develop foundational knowledge in social media marketing through study. Open Colleges in Australia and Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK offer flexible online courses to help upskill in this area.

 

Become tech savvy

It’s not the easiest thing in the world bearing in mind how quickly certain technologies become obsolete. Not to mention all of those platforms and applications. It’s definitely challenging to keep up with the pace, but it’s far from impossible. Start with something related to your field of interest. For instance, marketers need to learn the technologies which give them reliable customer information. Accountants have to be introduced to the latest data analytics systems to make better predictions, and so on. Of course, you will need to be fluent in tech regardless of what you do for a living.

 

Work on your interaction and socializing skills

Now, not everybody is a people person and some of you have certainly breathed a sigh of relief thinking how nowadays there are so many occupations demanding minimum human contact. Well, you couldn’t be more wrong.

Sure, you’re expected to excel at your job, but what can really set you apart from the others in the pool is your ability to cooperate and socialize. With so much work already done by machines, employers and customers are craving for some one-on-one personal interaction, and more often than not – compassion.

Networking

It’s not what you know, but it’s who you know, right? Building a professional network is just another fancy name for the time old activity. If you haven’t been paying much attention to professional networks or what your ex-colleagues and bosses have been up to lately, now’s the time to start. Of course, there’s a fine line between collecting information and gossiping.

In addition, there are lots of seminars, webinars, and meet-ups in your area. Start visiting them, and you’ll witness great progress in your career soon enough. Making contacts always pays off.

 

Become flexible

This perhaps isn’t as easy as it sounds, but it’s crucial for your future. Be ready to evolve and be open to new opportunities. Come to terms with the fact that you’ll be constantly learning new things at your work in whichever career you go for. Learn to embrace the changes with ease. Of curse, it will take some practice, but eventually, you’ll be just fine. After all, isn’t the secret of longevity and eternal youth in staying active all the time?

Therefore, you can finally start accepting the new rules of the game and start playing. Sooner or later, you’ll be the one setting them. Remember, challenges are only there to help us grow, and with these simple ways, you’ll overcome any obstacle that comes your way. Rest assured, the future is your oyster.

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