Better Your Job Skills To Increase Your Chances In The Workplace

Dr. Purushothaman
December 10, 2013

Enhance Your Job Skills to Increase Your Chances At Workplace Success

The world is extremely fast paced today, and there is very little job security in most occupations. You need to constantly upgrade your job skills so that you can sell yourself as an invaluable asset to the company. But how do you do that?

Keep Learning

As you may have heard, there is no limit to what you can learn, and no age at when you canbegin to learn. Whatever industry you are affiliated which is bound to be in a state of flux, what with new developments, skills and knowledge that keep surfacing. You need to find ways and means to add to your skill set by keeping in touch with the latest advancements connected to your job.

Make it a point to attend seminars and workshops Whenever you can. If possible, enroll for night classes or distant learning programs to further your educational qualifications. Expand the purview of your job responsibilities and try to take on different kinds of tasks. This will go a long way in improving your job skills.

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Usually most employees tend to mark out a comfort zone for themselves and restrict themselves within it. They like to sink back into their cushions, happy that everything around them is familiar. Shake yourself out of this complacence and be willing to take on risks that are essential for your career advancement.

Most of us are afraid to try anything beyond our limiting beliefs for the simple reason that we are afraid to fail. But, don't be. Failure brings with it valuable experience and knowledge. So, if you are scared of going out into the field and meeting clients face to face, step up some day and like NIKE, just do it. If you shy away from presentations, grab the bull by the horns and volunteer for the next one that's going to happen. Overcome your inhibitions, and you'll find new avenues opening up for you.

Value Feedback

Honest feedback, whether positive or negative is like the additives you add to plants to make them grow better. Feedback is an excellent way to realize what your strengths and weaknesses are.

Do not be under the impression that good feedback is your best friend. More often than not, it's more important to find out what you can do to make something better. That's how you are going to upgrade your job skills and become more adept at doing the task at hand.

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