How to train for a job that doesn’t exist?
The current job market is characterized by being fast, changing and in which new professions appear every day.
Choosing your future profession is an important decision, but it can be very difficult knowing that you may be working on something that does not exist today.
For planning career, you have to do it in the medium term. The concept of a job for life has disappeared, for this reason, throughout your career you will have to set goals and plan the actions that will help you achieve them. Another important aspect is that in this planning, the path does not have to be straight and upward, there are many paths to follow that will help you find the professions and activities that interest you and help you in your personal and professional development.
Before deciding, 3 key points:
- Get to know yourself, analyze your personal profile and look for studies that help you develop your interests and skills.
- Find out about all the training offer that you have at your fingertips. There is a wide variety of types of training that can help you achieve your goals, know in depth all the existing training offer and face everything that may condition your choice.
- Don’t be afraid to be wrong. Of the errors also learn. If you start some studies and discover that you do not like them and it is not what you really expected, change your studies, changing does not mean failing, changing is correcting in order to find what you really like, are interested in and with which you feel motivated.
Keys for your professional development
- The training main point throughout life, that is, after the compulsory studies you will be trained in some studies that will lead you to be able to work in a certain professional sector, but if you want to prosper in this sector or change, it is necessary that you do not stop training throughout your professional career , this will be the key to your success and only then can you achieve your goals. on the other hand, it is crucial that you keep in mind the constant change that the job market is experiencing, and therefore the importance of continuing to train throughout life.
- Do not train only in technical aspects of your profession, also carry out a more transversal training in languages, communication, ICT skills, knowing another culture or developing professional skills. A worker, in addition to having a good knowledge of the field in which he works, it is necessary that he have other transversal skills that help him to develop the profession effectively and successfully.
- You work personal brand: the personal brand is what will help you to differentiate yourself from others, your transversal skills, specific training, non-formal experience and everything that makes you unique will be key to stand out above others and get the desired jobs. You should never forget to take care of your brand.
- You work network of contacts (networking), in it are most of the job opportunities. Be active in social networks and contact all those people who in the future, can help you to get a job.
Some competencies and skills that are taken into account in the selection processes are:
- Technical and results-oriented skills: concentration and abstraction, quality orientation.
- Collaboration skills: teamwork, work remotely.
- Change management skills: flexibility, versatility and adaptation to change, resilience, constant learning and curiosity, intrapreneurship and innovation.
- Communication and interpersonal skills: communication skills and social skills, leadership skills.
- Self-image management.
- International skills.
- Personal skills.
- Cross-cutting attitudes and skills.
- Technical skills.
Other aspects that are taken into account are:
- Extracurricular activities.
- Social values.
So stay up-to-date, don’t forget your training, set goals and adapt to changes to progress in your professional career.
Know the skills and analyze your CV to find the training that will help you progress and improve it.