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How To Increase Your Market Value As An Employee?

June 26, 2023

Invest in yourself! Today, we are facing a continuous evolving market that requires high skills. Becoming more competitive in your industry requires a combination of hard work, continuous learning, and effective self-promotion but also an investment in your workforce.

Individuals must differentiate themselves and showcase a unique skill set that is highly valued in today’s business world, and commitment to lifelong learning is critical.

Therefore, learning to analyse data, identify trends, and develop innovative solutions will help you make strategic decisions that directly impact the overall performance.

Here are some tips that can help you increase your market value:

  1. Continuously improve your skills: Keep up-to-date with the latest industry trends and technologies by attending conferences, taking courses, and reading relevant publications. This will demonstrate to your employer or clients that you are committed to developing your skills and staying relevant in your field.
  1. Network: Build relationships with professionals in your industry, attend networking events, and join professional organisations to expand your connections. Building a strong network can lead to new opportunities, collaborations, and referrals.
  1. Focus on your strengths: Identify your unique strengths and expertise and develop those areas further. This can help you stand out from competitors and become recognised as an expert in your field.
  1. Deliver results: Consistently deliver high-quality work and meet or exceed expectations. Most importantly, you need to proveyour value to your employer or clients this will help you build an excellent reputation.
  1. Promote yourself: Don’t be afraid to promote yourself and your accomplishments. Share your successes with colleagues, showcase your work on social media and other platforms, and seek opportunities to speak at conferences or write articles in your field.
  1. Take on new challenges: Be willing to take on new challenges, be flexible and embrace projects that push your comfort zone and enable you to develop new skills and gain valuable experience. This can show that you are agile and curious, which can increase your market value.

Continuous education and development is the number one method to have an in-depth understanding of business operations, financial management, marketing strategies, and leadership principles, with practical, implementable tools. Therefore, the above six tools are vital to ensure that individual and companies are evolving.

This dedication to lifelong learning is highly valued by employers and can lead to even greater opportunities for career advancement and financial rewards. 

Author
Abigail Davenport

Head of Strathclyde Business School Dubai Campus

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