Acquire New Skills
Times are tough and if you are one of the unlucky few and are searching for a new job, consider also learning some new skills, it is one of the best ways to add value to your employer. It’s your responsibility to make sure you have the most up-to-date skills in a wide range of areas relevant to your field. Ask these questions to help you determine where to focus: What skills, tools and technology are in-demand outside of your organization? What certifications do you see being requested in job postings? Do you need a degree to reach the next level in your career? What skills could you acquire that would make you more valuable to the organization?
Look for free or low-cost online programs, ask a friend to tutor you, attend workshops or learn through self-study.