With a world, as unpredictable and misunderstood as our own, often it can be difficult to keep up with what’s what in economic trends. Being savvy to trending industries has always been important to building a successful career. The effects of modern economic trends are still being figured out however, and this means people are a bit dazed and confused.
If you’re someone who is planning out their professional career, here are three things you should know about our current economic trends:
You might not need to go to college
It might be too late for this tip for many of us, but it’s still worth noting. College is more expensive than ever, and the truth is that not everyone needs it in the modern time. There are more opportunities than ever to find the training you need to build a career online, and then to launch that career on your own.
Be very careful with this tip, however! While building your dream job without college is certainly possible in some cases, in others it isn’t ideal. You should know 1) What you plan to do and 2) That what you plan to do doesn’t require a degree before deciding not to go to college. You should also be aware that building your own success without the support of college takes a lot of determination!
On the flip side, it may be a good idea to hold off on college until you have a good idea what you want to do with it – debt is no fun, especially when you don’t use the degree that debt bought!
Companies are looking for more cyber-professionals than ever
One industry which is opening wide up, full of well-paying jobs and opportunities, is cyber-professionals. Whether you’re into big data interpretation, systems management/programming or cyber security, there are companies out there ready to pay you a lot of money for that expertise.
There is a huge shortage of professionals in this field, which means you’ll find a well-paying position quickly and easily. This is one of those professions where you’d probably want to go to college, but rest assured you’ll be able to pay back those student loans with a cyber professional’s salary.
Personal branding is now the key to success
There’s an important shift going on for professionals across every industry that you’d be well-served to take note of. Now more than ever, it’s very important to build and maintain a strong personal brand as an important part of your career.
This shift has come from the phenomenon of social media, which ensures many of us have public profiles all over the internet that are easily accessible to anyone who knows us. That’s a lot of loose information, and you need to ensure you’re keeping track of it.
Furthermore, people are moving further and further away from long term employment and are instead taking jobs from many clients over the years. With constant transition, it’s important to build a public image of yourself as a respected professional in your respective fields.
The key to building a brand is maintaining good public profiles, having a professional portfolio of experience, and figuring out how to carve a unique niche out of your profession. With this knowledge, you’re certainly more equipped than the average person to go out into the bold new economy and succeed!
InteriMarket, is here to help interim professionals with relevant networking, jobs available in one place and working with In-house Recruitment teams to enable them connect with this talent with out competition from Recruitment agencies, saving in-house teams time, money and the pain that we understand.