Upskill, Reskill or Roadkill: Don't Let Your Career Opportunities Die
This is part two of our three-part series on upskilling and reskilling.
Last week, we began discussing the importance of upskilling and reskilling. Much of the research and information discussed around this topic comes from the point of view of a corporate entity. But we feel it is necessary for individuals to embrace these concepts in order to empower them to take control of their own career destinies. We believe in empowering people for the future so they can take control of their lives.
In other words, don’t wait for your employer to find ways to advance your skill sets, take matters into your own hands. Create the career stability and advancement you want.
Let’s revisit what these terms mean.
Upskilling refers to building existing skills to enhance and augment their strengths. Reskilling is developing new skills in order to move into new roles within an organization or to shift into a more entrepreneurial career path. Essentially, upskilling and reskilling may be necessary for career resilience. Upskilling creates more specialized workers and reskilling creates more versatile ones.
In a recent article on Forbes.com entitled, “Could The Great Resignation Become The Reskilling Revolution,” Daphne Kis points out that while many think of the Great Resignation as something negative, or at the very least, something that must be endured, individuals should look at this as an opportunity to reshape things. This is the best time to make valuable changes.
Kis shares that 7 out of 10 employees globally are willing to retrain and learn new skills on the job. Yet many of these workers are leaving their current jobs to pursue advancement elsewhere according to a Pew Research Center survey.
Now is the time to begin cultivating new skill sets that will be valuable to you, regardless of the career path you choose to take. That’s why RCM Labs is busy developing the RedCat Multiverse. We want to empower individuals around the world to take control of their career paths. By targeting skills that are universally required in the 21st-century workforce, we will help you master these areas, making you indispensable in whatever professional journey you may take.
With 40% of employees who switched jobs in the last year already thinking of making a move again, it’s clear that many are feeling restless and dissatisfied with their current career trajectories. Employers must begin taking the necessary steps to retain employees through better training and development opportunities. However, we want to put that training in your hands so you can improve your own position now. With so many employees looking for new opportunities, gaining every possible competitive advantage is paramount to finding your way to true job satisfaction.