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Level Up Your Career Game: Unveiling New Skills and Strategies for the Next Chapter 🚀 #CareerGrowth

As the year ends, it is important to reflect on achievements and start planning for the next one(s). One of the ways to do this is to update your professional profile with new skills and competencies. But instead of just listing them, demonstrate them.


Let's say you earned a new certification, rather than just adding it to your LinkedIn bio, you can start sharing the knowledge acquired with others, by writing about it, joining panel discussions on the subject matter, or even teaching others. This will help you establish your authority and credibility in that field, as well as expand your network and opportunities. You never know who might be listening or reading your work and how they can help you grow.

A long time ago, a friend told me about an argument in his workplace which was based on a topic that I had written about. That article led to me being invited to conduct an in-house training at that company. The good thing about sharing your knowledge is that it helps you build social capital and emotional trust with your audience.

In these times of remote and hybrid ways of working, another way to showcase your new skills is to attend end-of-year industry events and meetups. This will allow you to put a face to your colleagues’ names (and vice versa), connect with other like-minded professionals, exchange ideas, get feedback, and learn from their experiences. These gatherings might also include potential collaborators, mentors, or clients. Don't be shy to introduce yourself and share what you do and what you are passionate about. You might be surprised by the positive responses you get.

Introducing new skills and showcasing them are two key things to do this time of year. They will help you reintroduce yourself with your new strength and prepare you for the new challenges ahead. Remember, to be ready is to be visible and accessible; read your emails and give a prompt response. So don't hesitate to reach out, share, and learn.

Let me know other things you plan to do and how you think they will help your career.


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