This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. As someone that studied I/O Psychology and spent 6 years as a Learning & Development Manager, I find this to be an important topic.
Let’s start with what is a skills gap. When applying this to your career we can simply define it as the space between your existing skills and the skills that you need to secure your intended career choice. These gaps can occur for several reason, including changes in technology, industry or workforce trends that we are unaware of. It can also occur because we simply choose to change our career path.
The next question is how do we fill these in? Well the first step is identifying them. Our time is finite, so it is extremely important that we determine what we want to do going forward first. Understanding where we want to go will allow us to come up with a plan on how to get there. Our recommendations are the following:
The next order of business is to figure out just how to acquire theses skills. We recommend the following for doing this:
There is never a bad time to reskill or upskill, so make sure that you are continually doing so!
As always, we would be glad to help you in this endeavor. Please learn more about us personally and professionally at https://www.fivestarresume.com/#team
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John Greenblatt, CEO, Five Star Resume LLC.
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