Episode 50 of the Career Tipper podcast features Michele Badie the Host and Professional Development Advocate. The #skillsrecharged narrative continues. Michele shares a process that may help you identify and define your skills to stay competitive in the workforce. Tune in to start determining how your non-automated soft and technical skills will keep you excelling at your professional best.
Episode 45 of the Career Tipper podcast features Michele Badie the Host and Professional Development Advocate. She shook up her comfort zone and flew solo this episode. Tune in for a motivational listen that encourages you to keep your skills recharged. Michele shares a few professional skills development resources too.
Episode 8 features Bess Auer is the co-host of Blog Talk TV. She also hosts the weekly radio SMarketing News on WPRK 91.5 FM featuring smart marketing tips, founder stories, and a hyperlocal focus on Orlando area businesses. Bess is dedicated to educating marketing and business professionals on digital strategies through her annual conference, Florida Blogger & Social Media Conference called FLBlogCon. Tune in and listen to Bess share how navigating digital strategies can up-level your brand to its next level of success.
Are you reviewing your resume and know that you are missing a few great bullet points about your skills? At the same time, you are not exactly sure which merit worthy skills you are missing. Try the pre-writing exercise of clustering to determine what additional skills or professional experience you forgot to originally list on your resume. Clustering can be an alternative to completing a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) Analysis that can help you determine where you need to expand your industry knowledge and your professional know how to advance your career.
A clustering exercise can be a leisurely activity that can be journaled at one of your favorite locations or in your office on a whiteboard. Use colorful writing tools to categorize each segment of your resume. Segment options could be your professional summary key points, industry skills, interpersonal skills, or professional experience outcomes.
Best wishes to you for a productive clustering exercise that will result in bringing to mind success traits and accomplishments that employers will respect and find value in.
“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” ~ Vince Lombardi
During your career search, keeping your industry skills current and relevant should be a constant and consistent focus throughout your search. It is important for you to practice your craft daily and not let excessive time pass to the point that your skills only read well on your resume. Take the time to ensure that your skills remain test ready through conversation or an assessment. Your ultimate goal is to get a return on your education and training investment that you are proud of and feel well compensated for. Keeping your skills sharp is a factor to being interview ready. The future of you career is worthy of your skills refresh time and can potentially lead you in successful salary negotiation if warranted.
Have fun and get creative with your practice and review sessions to keep your skills industry relevant and current.