The current job market isn’t good. There are many people who are looking for job these days but can’t get one. This means that it becomes more competitive than ever to land a good job, a job that you want. This also means that you can’t stay where you are and hope that you can keep your job forever. No, it means that you must increase your value.
Only by increasing your value can you stay competitive in the current and future job market. After all, if the standard keeps rising but you stay at the same level, doesn’t it mean that you actually become less and less valuable over time? Nobody wants that to happen, of course, and because of that you have the responsibility to keep increasing your value.
One thing you should do to increase your value is learning new skills. Don’t be satisfied with your current skill set. While it might serve you well in the present, there’s a good chance that it wouldn’t in the future. So you need to keep learning new skills.
You can start with skills that are related to what you currently possess. If you are good at writing, for instance, you can learn about blogging. If you are good at accounting, you can learn about statistics. Just find something that can complement your current skill set. This way you make yourself more valuable and therefore more competitive in the job market. This is especially true because many people won’t take the trouble to constantly upgrade themselves. So those who do will have competitive advantage.
Of course, it takes time to learn new skills. You may feel uncomfortable to learn something new because it might push you to unlearn some of what you’ve learned in the pass. Yes, it could be difficult and inconvenient. But it will do you only good in the long term, so there’s no reason not to do it.