No one knows what the world, or the future of work, is going to be like in six months or a year. What we do know is that the economy and commerce as a whole are going to have to shift to meet new challenges and demands. The skills the world needed last year may not be the same skills the world needs this year or next, so taking time to reinforce what you already know is a good exercise right now.
If you’re going to spend any time at all focusing on bettering yourself, you should be absolutely certain that those skills are verifiable, meaningful, and transferable. No one should own the proof of your learning except for you. That proof lies in the form of a digital credential. Whether you’re brushing up on your leadership skills, your technical skills, or even learning something new about yourself, there is likely a digital badge that corresponds to that learning and achievement.
If your career has been directly affected by the current state of the world, then it’s especially important to take the fundamental skills that have gotten you paid in the past and turn them into verified achievements that will aid in the next chapter of your profession. Skills such as effective management, leadership, budgeting, and even empathy are assets that the working world will always need. If you can identify, and prove, that you have mastered those skills, transferring your knowledge from one job to another will set you up for success and set you apart from other job seekers who don’t own proof of their learning.
Maybe your job isn’t directly impacted by the current economic downturn (which is great!), but it’s still vital for you to prove what you know how to do. Self-reported achievements are hollow and don’t allow your employer insight into what skills are current versus outdated. Even better is championing a digital credentialing program throughout your organization so that your entire team can benefit from learning new skills.
If you’re interested in learning more about how Credly can help your organization issue digital credentials, fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch shortly.