In today's technological world, we have countless opportunities to improve our careers through the use of technology and according to Moore's Law, the pace of technological evolution won't slow down. Here are five ways you can take advantage of technology to boost your career and your life.
Platforms like LinkedIn allow professionals to connect to peers as well as employers and employees and, according to statistics, every Fortune 500 company has a LinkedIn profile with "500 million LinkedIn users and 250 million monthly active users [and] LinkedIn gains a new member every [two] seconds. Utilizing this platform to connect and to put yourself out there to be seen.
Facebook is another social platform that provides opportunities to network with leaders, peers, and professionals who can provide insight and information for you to use in your own career.
There are many websites that offer free lessons and/or courses. For example, Alison offers diploma and certificate courses for free as does Coursera. Conversely, many of today's universities and colleges offer online courses that can help you enrich your knowledge, hone your skills, and catapult you onto a better career path.
Online Job Searches
Websites like Glassdoor, Indeed, and Upwork are all smorgasbords of career opportunities from all over the world. Using technology, you can do remote work for companies in your hometown or across the globe.
Also termed the "gig economy," today's workforce is increasingly freelance and experts predict more than half of the U.S. population will be freelancing in ten years. Whether you want to create content or open a dropshipping store, you can use the internet for either your primary work or as a side job to bring in a little extra cash.
Most importantly, having an online presence that showcases your abilities, skills, areas of expertise and professionalism is a key to successful online marketing. Every company has a brand and every individual has a brand as well. Be sure your online portfolio is up-to-date, accurate, and professional so potential employers will have a better idea of who you are as a person and as an employee.
At Wheelhouse IT, we are passionate about technology and we know the many ways it can be implemented to improve productivity, engagement, learning, and almost all aspects of business. If you are interested in dynamic solutions for your organization, we invite you to contact us today.