Adding value to progress your career path
ACCORDING to Deb Loveridge, Managing Director Asia Pacific of recruitment firm Randstad, the comparatively low unemployment rate in 2012 meant that companies needed to fight harder to attract the best talent, placing workers in prime position to take advantage of work opportunities and progress their careers.
However with this set to change in 2013 Ms Loveridge said there was a few things workers could do to ensure their careers continued to flourish over the next year.
Be ready to apply for roles and take advantage of opportunities as they arise.
Learn to work alongside different generations as next year will see four different generations side by side in the same workforce.
Take advantage of an increasingly blended workforce by embracing flexible working arrangements that can provide a number of benefits such as reduced travel costs and time and increased autonomy.
Develop skills that employers will see to have the greatest value into the future.
Employers have indicated that leadership skills, creative/innovating skills together with technical skills will be high on their list when looking to recruit staff over the next five years.