As yearend comes, are you starting to look back and think of your New Year #goalz and how you can push yourself a bit more beyond your comfort zone? We feel you—especially if you’re reading this from your work desk, thinking about how you can level up, become better at work, and move up in the career aspect of your life. Are you ready to unlock a new skill level before the next year even starts? No matter what industry you’re in, these tips will come in handy in one way or another.
Social media smarts
It seems like a piece of cake—knowing how to use social media sites, making your photos look great in your feed, using emojis and stickers to talk to your long-distance friendships and titos and titas… but have you really checked out how your social media profile and usage can affect your professional life? Unless your job requires you to be absolutely off-grid, your social media profile (or lack of) gives current or potential employers, HR personnel and co-workers a glimpse of who you are and the things you associate yourself with. Better clean up your tagged photos, privacy settings and liked pages - those drunken photos from ten years ago or putting “Sa Puso Mo” as your city of residence is probably not doing your professional life any favors.
Enhance your visualization skills
Do your presentation slides need a boost? Spruce up how you present ideas, reports and facts with more engaging layouts, color schemes and data visualization tools. If you’re really looking to challenge yourself, you can take it as far as enrolling in a basic coding and data visualization workshop, as the demand for those skills are inching their way up. If you don’t feel ready to dive headfirst into that yet, DIY your way to better visualization by reading up on the latest design and documentation trends that you can apply in your daily presentation slides. And remember: the smallest things like font and color choice matter.
Developing problem solving and creative skills
In this fast-paced environment, your ability to come up with quick solutions and thinking out-of-the-box can easily be the things that will make you stand out from the pack. Practise by showing initiative in the decision-making process in your work place. There are also several programs and seminars out there that you can enrol yourself in, and they would be worthwhile investments as you climb up the corporate ladder.
Update your online portfolio
What makes your official online presence different from your social media accounts? While both say a lot about you, your online portfolio—whether it’s a blog, website or professional network site—is likely where you’ll want to prefer to connect with prospective employers, co-workers and collaborators. Update that outdated CV and show some activity in your online portfolio every now and then (even if you’re not actively looking for a job) so that you’ll be ready to be handpicked for greener pastures when the time comes!
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