No matter what your career already is, there are always skill sets that you can add to ensure that you remain competitive at your job. As soon as you become complacent about your profession and what your business entails, someone is going to sneak up on you and do everything that you do and then some more. To prevent that, make sure that you keep learning skills that will help your company.
A few these skills might include learning how to do design and printing, learning your way around website development, brushing up on search engine optimization writing skills, and potentially learning about some information technology topics that allow you to troubleshoot physical, digital and virtual frameworks. If it sounds like these things aren’t already included in your job description, then now is the time to begin learning about them.
Design and Printing
Do you ever need signs at your workplace? Does anyone ever need a screen print to do promotions? Is your boss looking for feedback about logos or typography? If the answer to any of those questions is yes, then you should at least understand the basics of all of those things. Even brushing up for a few hours on each of those topics will ensure that you’re never too far behind the learning curve when jobs pop up they require that knowledge.
Especially if you’re part of a small company, knowing website design elements can be a huge benefit to you and your company. Hiring a web designer is expensive. If your boss can figure out how to crowdsource web ideas from within the company already, that can save many thousands of dollars. And as long as you’re not part of the problem of lack of knowledge and experience, then that means you are part of the solution, creating more job stability for yourself.
SEO Writing Skills
Even if you don’t write a lot of web content personally, it’s never a bad thing to at least understand how to prepare a quick summary in written format for different aspects of your job. It doesn’t matter if you’re writing your own bio, or a product description, or even an event review. Knowing the basics of SEO writing means that you don’t have to hire someone else to do the same job to translate correctly into online content that’s searchable.
Finally, are you scared of modems, cables, routers, hard drives, or other pieces of office equipment? If so, then you need to face the enemy and learn the basics of IT as soon as possible. There are always ways that you can troubleshoot basic equipment operation, and it doesn’t take that much time for you to be confident in using them all in a workplace environment.
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