Published: 09th October 2020
Why you should be open to learning, unlearning and relearning at any point of your career
It is very important, especially in today's day and age, to be ready to reskill and upskill yourself so that you remain industry-relevant and keep yourself challenged too while you are at it. Ready?
There is always scope for advancing your career if you are sensible enough to equip yourself with industry-related skills. It is imperative to take note of the fact that there will always be a gap between the educational qualifications that you possess and that of the industry expected standards. You would experience this at the time of your recruitment in a corporate firm or any other organisation that you wish to join in a professional capacity.
There is no point in blaming the academic system or getting unnecessarily perturbed by the expectations of the industry. The only thing that you could do is to take the blame for not having prepared yourself adequately to present yourself as a candidate with relevant skills at the time of your selection.
The changing technological, business and social landscape necessitates that organisations change their operations to suit the emerging trends to cater to business and satisfy consumers. As such, the expectations in the industry are always dynamically changing and that too quite fast. It is in this scenario that you have to be job-ready with industry-related and sector-specific skills that would enhance your chance of being successful in your career.
I have often witnessed youngsters go pale when they are told at mock interviews that they need to develop certain skills to get employed. They do not take it in the right spirit to look within and make necessary adjustments to inculcate those skills within themselves that have to be done if they are determined to succeed. There is a great need for the youngsters, particularly fresh graduates to reboot their skill sets, to stay positive and competitive in the professional arena to enjoy a successful career.
The global trend indicates that organisations are reskilling and upskilling on a massive scale to stay in business. The more you are open to this aspect, the more opportunities you will get to demonstrate your potential to the prospective employer and to succeed in your career.
Some points to remember
- Skills are important: Skills are very important especially in the backdrop of large-scale automation
- Know yourself: It is necessary that you identify your own strengths and your weaknesses
- Be flexible: You have to be flexible enough to accept the need and adjust yourself as well
- It is not a difficult task to know what skills are required due to the abundant information online