Learn, Know, Grow
At Contemporaries, we always recommend our employees add value in any way they can while working an assignment– to make themselves indispensable. One of the easiest ways to do that is picking up new skills on the job. Does your work place offer training? Is there a company-specific program or database you don’t know how to use yet?
In his article “The 4 Fastest Ways to Pick Up New Skills in Your Current Role” Ryan Galloway suggests the four ways you can quickly add to your skill set, thus making you a more indispensable member of the team at work. Here are our two favorite suggestions:
- Read up. We live in an age where literally any resource you can think of is available at the click of button. Articles, e-books, even blogs– all can be a valuable instruction tool when building a new skill. Visual learner? There is surely a YouTube tutorial with your name on it.
- Find a mentor. No matter where you work there will always be someone who has more company or industry experience than you. It is incredibly easy to both befriend someone with more experience than you and pick up new skills in their area of expertise.
Want a company to invest in you? Lead by example and try investing in yourself first– others will likely follow suit.