Hr Library

Career Moves: A pathway for your skills journey

Source | | Amit Jha

In today’s fast-paced world where new tools and technologies are emerging all the time, the challenge for technology professionals seeking to upskill and grow in their careers is to keep pace with emerging trends. It requires a keen sense for discerning whether or not the technologies in question are just fads or indeed the next big thing.

Organisations on their part need to closely examine the landscape and lay out a 12- to 18-month trajectory of skills considered ‘desired’ for their workforce in line with the enterprise vision and goals. They must then clearly communicate this ‘desired’ portfolio of skills to their employees.

When it comes to employees themselves, I would like to lay out a few steps they could adopt to ensure a fruitful and continuous learning journey around skills that is designed for success:

Discover/Determine: Identify the skills you are passionate about and that your organisation values as ‘desired’ for its future and your success. Then assess yourself on these skills using the numerous skill assessments available today on many learning platforms. Chances are, you already have access to one of them in your organisation.

Discuss/Deploy: Discuss and work with your manager on a robust skill-building plan. Learn more about the various learning avenues available within your organisation, use them, and then be patient to reap the rewards they can provide you over the long term.

Deploy this plan to ensure you are constantly on track in your learning journey. Assess yourself on the relevant skills at frequent intervals and discuss your progress with your manager. It’s important that you develop professional and leadership skills along with the desired technology skills. Staying the course can be more difficult than it sounds. However, with determination and perseverance, you will definitely succeed.

Click here to read the full article

Show More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button