If you’ve been focused on growing your career, you may have heard the expression, “don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” With so many changes happening in the workforce, diversifying your career is one of the best ways to make yourself marketable and competitive. Professionals who invest in themselves – beyond the scope of their current job – are most likely to succeed in all positions and industries. Here are some of the most effective ways to diversify your career:
1) Acquire transferable skills.
One of the easiest ways to accelerate your career is to acquire transferable skills, or skills that can be applied to various jobs and workplace settings. Many transferable skills can boost your career and make you a more valuable candidate, including leadership abilities; customer service skills; computer and technology expertise; communication; and problem-solving. You can improve your skills and gain new abilities through training and development programs, continuing education courses, and seeking feedback from your manager.
2) Regularly grow your network.
Regularly expanding your network will build relationships with professionals from employers and industries. A robust network can open doors to countless new employment opportunities, exposing you to different roles and jobs you may have never considered. Through meaningful relationships with professional acquaintances, colleagues, and industry leaders, you’ll have a platform to promote your expertise while tapping into valuable resources and mentorship outlets.
3) Work with a staffing firm.
If you’re feeling stuck or stagnant in your career, working with a staffing firm can be a great way to learn about a greater number of employment options. Your recruiter will work closely with you to establish career goals and find openings matching your qualifications and interests. In many cases, you may discover some exciting career prospects in industries you’ve never considered in the past. From accessing a broader range of employment opportunities to applying for higher-paying positions, a staffing firm can transform your career in many ways.
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