Forbes recently released a new article about three career trends to watch in the new decade.
Their three trends were:
Everyone is an Entrepreneur.
About 1 in 3 Americans freelanced in 2018. That number is on the rise and creates a new type of job market. Companies like the flexibility of hiring freelancers for specific tasks. How do you compete with them in a traditional setting? It all comes down to networking and personal branding. Create your personal brand as if you were you own business and take time to make connections and grow your personal network.
2. Re-skilling is a Must Have Skill.
Think back 10 years ago to 2010. The Ipad was first released and Inception was the hit movie. Now we have Virtual Reality goggles and graphic design so perfect you wonder if it’s real. Times are changing and the best way to keep up is to be an avid learner. Create a professional development plan and really focus in on skills that can transfer across many career paths. Don’ be afraid to try something new, you never know where the next 10 years will take us.
3. Retirement age is flexible.
Now more than ever people are working later in life. Retirement age is on an upward slope. How to avoid this trend? Budget and plan. Create a plan to retire at a set age, or don’t. Stories of people finding their talents and passions later in life are popping up everywhere. Morgan Freeman didn’t catch his big break until he was 50 years old. Don’t be afraid to change your path to use your new skills no matter what your age. Just make a plan for how you want to live.
As we start the new decade, make sure you set goals for your next 10 years. Where do you want to be? How can you get there? Start today!