In the few short years I’ve been out of college, I’ve already experienced a myriad of career changes, both dramatic—like completely changing industries—and also common struggles like office politics and lay-offs. As a millennial professional, I am fascinated by how people work and how companies structure their workplaces and hire their employees. I’ve fairly quickly discovered that I don’t fall into a conventional belief system, partially aided by Clarity on Fire and companies like Buffer and Skillcrush, and more extensively from my own experiences, and I’m recognizing a shift that is taking place when it comes to how this new generation of workers chooses to work.
As more and more individuals give themselves permission to think outside of the box and form their own career opportunities, it becomes less about the expensive paper certificate that you display on your wall (or still have in its sleeve somewhere in your closet if you’re lazy and frugal like me…) and more about the skills and experiences you have gained in and out of the traditional workplace. Instead of being held back by the fear of being too inexperienced or unqualified for a position, take matters into your own hands, build those skills yourself, and make things happen.
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It may seem overwhelming or daunting to try and build an entire skill set or to gain experience in a particular industry or field, but there are opportunities literally at your fingertips. You’d be surprised how quickly and inexpensively you can gain proficiency and confidence in a multitude of marketable skills.
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