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The job market may seem quite challenging at the moment: Employers today have high expectations of employees, the job market is ever-changing and jobs are scarce. Staying relevant in the job market is one of the ways that job seekers can improve their job prospects. By staying up to date and relevant in your career, you ensure your employability, enhance your chances of getting promoted or finding employment.  Here are five ways that you can stay relevant in your industry:

  1. Learn new technology

It’s no secret that almost every industry is being inundated with new tech and gadgets. Take some time to find out about technology developments in your sector and familiarise yourself with them! By doing so, you demonstrate that you are willing to adapt to changes in your industry, and you ensure that you know how to do your job- even when that job changes!

  1. Keep up with industry trends

What is happening in your industry? Where are new developments being made and which needs aren’t being met? Thanks to the internet, it’s easier than ever to stay up to date with new developments. Search for resources like journal articles, interviews, videos, and news reports.

  1. Network, network, network

Networking is a handy tool for upping your career. By building professional relationships, you are fostering potential partnerships, building bridges and demonstrating that you are a team player. You can grow your network by attending industry-related events, joining professional groups, finding a mentor, and so much more. These relationships will stand you in good stead when you need good partnerships, are looking for a new job or need a bit of advice!

  1. Take classes, workshops and courses

Education shouldn’t stop once you’re done with your degree or certificate- you need to continually be on the lookout for ways you can advance your knowledge and upskill yourself. By taking current classes and workshops, you stay ahead of the curve and develop your skills and expertise! You can take classes online or in-person, volunteer, attend workshops and talks, and so much more!

  1. Think “big picture.”

Don’t just work towards your personal success; work towards the success and prosperity of your company. Use your specialised skills to help your company grow and achieve greater things and gain a reputation as a thinker and doer at the same time!

Professional Sourcing is a top-tier South African-based recruitment agency operating internationally, IPM accredited, LEVEL 2 BEE RATED and 51% Black Owned.

Our agency specialises in professional placements (senior and specialist talent) and exclusive skills recruitment to a wide range of industries, including JSE’s top 100 companies, SMEs and the Public Sector.

Our agency specialises in professional placements (senior and specialist talent) and exclusive skills recruitment to a wide range of industries, including JSE’s top 100 companies, SMEs and the Public Sector. -- Patricia Koekemoer

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