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Posted on September 11th, 2020 in Eleven Fifty Academy
4 Signs It’s Time to Skill Up to Advance Your Career

Do you feel like you are falling behind or getting passed by in your career? It’s time to level up! If you haven’t spent time enhancing your skills recently, then chances are you aren’t seeing much advancement in your career. 

In the world today, adapting to new technology in the workplace is critical. Whether you have a career in tech or not, staying up-to-date on the latest technology is essential to stay relevant and in-demand. 

How do you know when it’s time to skill up? Read on to discover tell-tale signs it’s time to enhance your skills to advance your career. 

Less experienced coworkers are being promoted ahead of you.

When it comes to experience it isn’t about the number of years anymore. It’s about the skillset instead. If you find colleagues with less time at the company getting promotions ahead of you, it’s most likely because of the experience they bring to the table. A thirst for knowledge and personal growth will keep you competitive among your coworkers. Seeking out opportunities to learn new skills to add to your repertoire will only make you a more valuable asset to the company.

You aren’t keeping up with new technology.

Every job is increasingly becoming more dependent on technology. Skilling up means learning new technologies and gaining a better understanding of the ones you already know. “Technology is always changing and adapting, and people should be doing the same to stay sharp and up-to-date on the latest and trending technologies,” says Morgan Walker, M.S., Eleven Fifty Academy’s Manager of Employer and Industry Engagement. Implementing and embracing new technology in your career also leads to more efficiency and a better performance at work.

You’ve stopped pushing yourself to learn more.

Being self-motivated and driven to continually improve will take you to the top. “Those that constantly are learning, advancing, and growing themselves are usually the most sought-after candidates on the market and the ones that grow and lead companies,” says Walker. How long has it been since you learned a new skill? When you push yourself to learn new skills you not only advance your career, but you show your employer that you’re dedicated to improving as an employee. Being a lifelong learner will take you far and help build a bright future. 

Your current skills don’t align with your changing job responsibilities. 

As you advance in your career, you’ll be given more challenging responsibilities. Unfortunately, sometimes your skills don’t completely align with these new changes. What’s the best way to solve this problem and prove you’re ready to step into the role? Skilling up. Take matters into your own hands and actively seek out ways to boost your skillset. Certifications, courses, and bootcamps like the one offered by Eleven Fifty Academy are a great place to start. 

Enhance Your Skills at Eleven Fifty 

Some of the best jobs for the future are in the tech industry. Careers in technology are both in-demand and lucrative. “The need for people skilled in coding and cybersecurity continues to grow across the country. If someone is looking to advance their career in an area that has excellent job security, a career in tech is a no-brainer,” says Chris Hutchinson, VP of Partnership Development at Eleven Fifty Academy. 

Gaining new technology skills is key for advancing in today’s workforce. Eleven Fifty’s coding bootcamp is ideal for developing real-world tech skills in a hands-on setting. “A bootcamp is an excellent route to go to learn technical skills because it allows people to gain skills in an immersive environment,” says Hutchinson. “The quicker a person can get in with an organization, the quicker they will grow their skills from entry or mid-level, to more senior level.

Eleven Fifty’s coding bootcamp will provide you with the skills you need to land an information technology job, master a specific software, or even pave the pathway to tech entrepreneurship. What are you waiting for? It’s time to enhance your skills and advance your career at Eleven Fifty Academy.

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