What do I mean by protecting your career? And how can you protect your career? Let’s go!
When I speak about protecting your career, I simply mean how you are prepared for the unseen incidents ahead. Our careers are under threat just because of advancement in technology.
How are you prepared for the automation that will snatch away your career? Automation is coming for our jobs and we can’t shy away from this fact.
Are you a digital marketer? Automation is coming for your job.
Are you a driver? Automation is coming for that job.
Are you housekeeper? Automation is coming for you.
Are you a mechanic? Automation is on the way, Machines will do your job.
Have you ever thought about what will happen if you lose that job all of sudden?
How will you manage your expenses, family and other people that depend on you?
How long will it take you before you get a new job?
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Have you ever thought about all these questions? Have been thinking about them and they are part of my motivation. They are scary and they make me uncomfortable, I believe they are threats to you too. But remember we have to think about them because one day we may be affected by this thunder.
It can neither be today nor tomorrow but it might be ahead of us at some points.
It does not mean you have to look for career insurance cover, career insurance provides you with a cover when an accident happens. It is to help you avoid career accident like; getting laid off or fired.
Right now you need career protection, this is because businesses are struggling to make profits as much as the competition is growing. They will be cutting their workforce and laying off the people who are not valuable.
People who add no value to the business but instead are more interested in salary. Things are going against our expectation and one day you will believe and refer to this blog.
Tough times is ahead and this is why you need to protect your career. But, how do you protect yourself or your career? What am going to talk about is a bit different.
It is called “Multi-skilling”. Multi-skilling is the best method one can use to protect his/her career. When you specialize in only one skill, it’s like going to war with one sword or with stone yet you want to fight people with guns.
When you master two skills; you are not only armed but also have protective gear and ready to take on the enemies.
When you master three or more skills then you become a warrior who can take on the opposition and crush them into dust.
What if you are a hotelier? Multi-skill from the front office to the finance department, I mean all around.
If you are a digital marketer, multi-skill on all channels of digital marketing.
If you are a web developer, learn to be fit all round; both front end and back end.
Through multi-skilling, no automation will replace you and do what you can do with all the knowledge. You will not be worried about automation anymore.
Try it out!