How to Stay Relevant in Your Position

Posted February 20, 2017 in Job Hunting Tips by Elizabeth Tischer

How to Stay Relevant to Your Job and Employer

If you are serious about your career, and in this day and age, who isn't, you need to take steps to prepare for your future. It's critical that you do your best to protect yourself and to stay necessary in your job. In order to accomplish that, you'll want to make learning and networking a part of your day to day routine.

The real problem is that most of us get so busy just doing our job that we don't take the time to invest in a future for ourselves.  Every job requires training and as the years roll by, yours will too. 

Even while you are employed and successful, it it imperative that you continue to promote your own growth. Don't get so busy working in the current job that you forget about investing in tomorrow. One of the most important things that you can do to promote your future is networking. Successful networking doesn't take a lot of time and it doesn't require much energy. Just a few minutes a week will get the job done and it makes a huge difference.

Networking inside the company for which you work allows you to be more important to your job and to learn more about it. Find out what kind of jobs go into what you are doing. See which departments are influential in your work and what skills people need to accomplish them. Show that you're interested in what is happening in the company and share information about your job too.

Set goals for your network and make sure that you keep them on a regular basis. 

Keep your social media profiles up to date on sites such as LinkedIn and network outside the company too. Learn about other companies who are doing the same things that you are and how they are managing challenges that you may be seeing too. It can help you drastically to boost your own worthiness to your company. It can also help to find former managers and to stay in touch with former and current colleagues.They may be able to help you with a new position if you choose to move along to another company.

Keep Your Skills Current and Keep Demand ForYour Skills.

In order to make sure that you keep your skills current and ensure that management values you as a viable part of the team, ensure that when any new methods come along you are educated in them. If you have to accomplish the classes yourself, consider it an investment in your future career but make it a point to find the time to take a class here and there that will raise your value to the managing team.

staying relevant to your employer in your current position means having all of the skills that you should have and a few more besides. it also means making good contacts in other companies who may be able to help you or to forward the mission of your current employer.

It is possible to be all things to all people in  your job. It just takes a little time and effort on your part.

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