A recent survey conducted by the RegentAtlantic 8th Annual Wall Street Women Forum hosted by Jane Newton, found that a whopping 36% of women had concerns about “the need to hang on and stay relevant.”
Here is a list of action items to propel your career and help you stay current:
- Read, Read, Read: It is essential to always be developing your market knowledge and stay on top of what’s trending. Understanding the latest innovations and changes occurring within your industry will allow others to view you as an expert in your field.
- Build your Network: You’ve heard of the term “your network is your net worth.” Expanding your relationships allow you to build a strong network of supporters and have others touting your skillsets. It will also help you leverage yourself for new opportunities.
- Regular training: Education doesn’t end the moment you get your degree or land your dream job. Companies are constantly assessing employees on their knowledge and skills, so make sure to keep up-to-date. By going the extra mile and take regular training courses, you will adapt new skills that will keep you evolved, valuable and stay ahead of the curve.
- Attend Conferences: Industry conferences provide a great opportunity to participate in communities that are relevant to your interests. Being in the conference circuit helps you stay competitive and is a great way to get face time with your peers and clients.
Bottom line: There are various ways to thrive in a fluctuating, demanding market. Achieving career longevity means evolving with it and keeping up with industry trends, new tools and emerging technologies.