This post is inspired by Day 28: Stretch Often of my book, Confidently You. The pandemic has professionals assessing their work and personal life depending on the shifts that they have had to make to accommodate and adjust to our new way of life and business. Some are confidently quitting their current role to find one that is a better fit for them. They may need to upskill or reskill to launch their intention to change their career path or choice industry or different working conditions. According to the World Economic Forum, The Future of Jobs Report 2020, The window of opportunity to reskill and upskill workers has become shorter in the newly constrained labor market. For those workers set to remain in their roles, the share of core skills that will change in the next five years is 40%, and 50% of all employees will need reskilling.
Upskilling – Learning additional skills or enhancing existing abilities, often with the goal of advancement.
Reskilling – Learning a new set of skills or training for a new role, aiming to transition to a new job or different industry.
Upskilling and reskilling often require us goal getters to fully commit to the process and sometimes kick the imposter syndrome out of our thoughts, revise our schedule. So check out these five career planning strategy sessions to stretch out of your comfort zone of developing your skills to our next level of professional best.
Written by: Michele Badie