Even if you like your job, knowing the skills that are currently in demand in your field is valuable, and you'll never know if you don't keep your eye out for new opportunities. You'll position yourself to take on any career opportunity that comes up, at your current job or at a new company. Image from Josh MacDonald.
Look at what skills are popular for your industry and job to see where you can improve, where you can grow that's most marketable and, of course, what other companies are paying people like you. Check out job boards, LinkedIn postings and profiles of industry leaders to see what skills and job responsibilities they frequently list. Best of all, if you feel like you're in a career rut, this gives you an idea of where to grow that will put you in a good position for a raise, promotion or better gig down the line. Plus, if you do end up wanting to move on, your up-to-date skills will make the search much easier.
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