The current economy appears to be approaching an upswing. But what does that mean for your career prospects as business picks up and multiple sectors poise for growth? It means now is the time to develop your skills and explore the potential for new opportunities. Check out these tips from ISCN for expanding your abilities and your professional prospects post-pandemic.
1. Concentrate on Connectivity
No matter how your organization operates, or where, interconnectedness is a building block for future growth. A solid digital infrastructure is necessary for brands both big and small. Implementing those changes now means you’re poised for growth post-pandemic.
- Investigate digital infrastructure and what it looks like in your business.
- Check out examples of connectivity technology and model your efforts after those that have succeeded.
- Dive network-building inside your organization to enhance business agility.
2. Learn to Communicate Online
Because virtual meetings and written messages are crucial for modern work environments, communication is vital. Especially as a leader, your ability to clearly communicate is a cornerstone of your role. Expand your communication abilities to ensure you’re always ready and poised for online meetings.
- Follow virtual meeting best practices while attending face-to-screen chat sessions.
- Lead your team effectively by setting ground rules and guidelines for video conferences.
- Strategize while writing interoffice emails so you come across clearly (bonus points for using a grammar checker).
3. Develop Web-Based Skills
No matter your industry, the future of business is, undoubtedly, online. Building skills in online sectors can help round out your resume and position you as the expert in your field. It also ensures you can thrive no matter how your industry twists and turns to accommodate future growth.
- Brush up on online project management tips and software stacks relevant to your organization.
- Explore digital tools to streamline your workday and boost productivity.
- Experiment with training tools to engage your team (and new hires).
4. Specialize in Information Security
It is no secret that one of the booming industries right now is information security. While many professions have seen a decrease in demand during the pandemic, demand for cyber security professionals has skyrocketed. As a result, many IT professionals are realigning their careers by completing information security courses and certifications. Not sure which cyber security course or certification to take? Take a look at the best cybersecurity certifications in 2021.
We offer discounts for many of them, including:
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- Discount on EC Council’s CCISO course with this CCISO coupon code.
- Discount on CyberVista’s CISSP course with this CyberVista CISSP discount code.
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5. Promote and Sell Yourself
Rounding out your skills can help elevate your organization or team. But what if you’d prefer to set out on your own business path? Growing a company requires commitment, but it also involves promoting yourself as the face of your brand. Think about this path if you’re ready to branch out on your own as the economy recovers.
- Check out potentially profitable business concepts that suit your skills and interests.
- Handle necessary business tasks like forming an LLC and handling paperwork.
- Find funding to support your overhead costs while you evolve into a profitable business model.
Translating your job skills to a new industry or small business concept can be challenging. But starting with these resources can help you round out your abilities so you’re ready for whatever comes next.