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Wednesday April 17, 2024

What is the key to being relevant in today's job market?

There is no guaranteed path to staying relevant in the ever-evolving job market but being multidisciplinary may be one solution

By Web Desk
March 17, 2024
Representational image. — Unsplash
Representational image. — Unsplash

Do you fear going irrelevant in today's job market?

So, how can you keep yourself relevant in your workplace?

You are not alone. This question may haunt your mind. Many fear that their skills won't keep pace with the changing job market. In modern day workplace, workers are worried about the future of their work and the relevance of their skills.

There is no guaranteed path to staying relevant in the ever-evolving job market but being multidisciplinary may be one solution, according to experts. 

Expert said that developing multiple skills is essential to stay relevant. It means you take on new responsibilities outside your core skills and the challenges.

It is about upskilling. You may go beyond your core skills, adapting and learning new things.

The job market is constantly changing, and workers need to adapt to stay relevant. In today's world, you are expected to contribute beyond your core function. This is becoming new normal in today's work ethics.

You should remain geared up for unforeseen challenges, tackle them, by stepping outside your comfort zone. This is how you attain significant personal and professional growth.

Poh Cheng Boon, senior career coach at Workforce Singapore highlights that being multidisciplinary is about having a growth mindset and a willingness to learn new things.

“It means an individual person, although he is trained in a very specific domain, or has a specific skill set in training, he will be more exposed and more open in many areas," he said.

“So, for example, I’m engineering-trained, but I also deal with management, a little bit of quality, operations, logistics.”