You guys have been awesome in your support this week!!! Today, Billie has provided us with a guest post. Tomorrow, I'll be posting a copy of the other blogs Billie has visited so you can check them out--and I'll be posting a book review. Enjoy today's post :-)
4 WAYS TO BE MARKETABLE
by Billie A Williams
1. Define the ideal skill sets desired for your industry and then develop them through
education, reading, following a mentor or apprenticeships.
2. Be involved in continuing education –this keeps you competitive, desired. If there
is a skill you have offer to teach it at your company, your place of work, a local
community center or through a continuing education outreach program of a local
university or community college.
3. Be a leader. Take the initiative to act, to be a role model or a mentor for newbie’s.
Offer to take on new responsibilities, stretch yourself.
4. Promote yourself it is okay to show others what you are capable of. A resume lets
an employer see what you are capable of achieving. You are hired as much for his
vision as you are for your current skills. Use your desire to know how to do
something to motivate you to learn, accept challenges, or volunteer.
The formula for success according to Bo Bennett in his book Year to Success is:
Education + Inspiration + Action = Success
How can you better position yourself for success?
What time can you allocate to increasing your skills, testing them, practicing them?
How much money can you direct to furthering your education, skills, or practice of them?
Can you delegate some of your responsibilities to free up more time for you to pursue
Can you increase your tolerance for risk?
Do what you can to move toward your goals.
“In whatever position you find yourself determine your first objective.” Marshal
Once you have that objective in mind- you have a direction for your action.
Billie A Williams