Don’t rely on past achievements to get you through. If you have hit a glass ceiling or you are not getting to where you want, maybe you need to make some changes to move towards the career/job you want.

Relying on your experience can be a hinderance and lead you to rely too much on what has happened before.

Doing or having the same old experiences isn’t great when we have a fast-changing unpredictable job market in uncertain times. Rapid change means employers are looking for people who can learn new things and have experience that is relevant, up-to-date and demonstrates skills needed in the current market.

Industries and job roles evolve, change, and become obsolete. For example, ten years ago a ‘drone pilot’ was unheard of, now you can train to be one, and there are many different industries you can work in as a drone pilot earning good money.

What have you done to make sure you are still learning and developing skills that will keep you relevant and employable in todays and the future’s labour markets?

Learn new skills! But also unlearn, old and outdated ones. Workplaces have changed dramatically. Be open to change. Evolve as the world of work evolves and be a lifelong learner.

Lever experience while tapping into new trends and networks. Take the time to keep up to date with technology and skills in your industry. Read articles, network and talk to peers. Look for ways to continually up skill and learn new ways of doing things.

You can teach an old dog new tricks! The secret is to change the mindset. Seniority and time spent, and previous work experience are not the only things necessary to maintain your currency in the job market.

The world changes and develops – so should you.

– Heather

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