The career trends that will define 2019
Whether looking for a new job or planning to stay put, here’s how you can embrace the changing workplace and evolving career approach in the coming year
Have a knack for automation and data
By Devashish Chakravarty
Be it your current boss or your future hiring manager, both will value you more if you are comfortable with technology. Every firm’s outlook for 2019 includes increasing automation and going digital, so you can leverage automation to boost your output. You should be able to read the data available to tease out, weave and tell a useful story.
Talk, write, present
The latest annual LinkedIn Emerging Jobs report says that the largest skill gap in the job market is communication. Your employer will place a higher premium on that team member who can do a great job of speaking with other teams, writing that report and making a presentation at a meeting. You can consciously invest in oratory skills too.
Run a team
If you want to grow faster in 2019, apart from better communication, step up and help others in your team, offer to improve processes, take initiatives and the ownership of delivering team outcomes. Leadership is always in short supply and your employer’s need is greater in times of rapid change.
Improvise process and product
What’s that part of your role that delivers maximum impact? Either you are involved in creating the product or asset or at improving and smoothening the process by which your firm becomes more efficient. Product approach and process thinking are the two complementary skills that will boost your career this year.