Whether you are fresh out of school or you have 20 years of experience in your profession, you’re always thinking about methods of sharpening your skills or what your next professional step will be. Perhaps you work in a technology industry. If so, you really can’t afford to stagnate.

In order to stay ahead of the competition, the best technology companies adopt a learning mind-set for not only it’s leaders, but for all employees.

Let’s take a look at some of the methods you can use to keep up with your industry.

  1. Continuing Education. The best way to improve your marketability and value is to identify a skill that interests you, could further your career and expand your skill-set. Say you work at a marketing agency as a social media specialist, but you want more knowledge about data research and analysis. Consider taking a course or completing a program in Digital Analytics.
  2. Network in your Industry. Since Dallas is a large metropolitan area there are plenty of networking opportunities. Take time to identify the most dynamic networking groups in your industry and attend some events. As you meet people in your same industry you will begin to learn how other companies operate.
  3. Do Some Research. Get online and learn about the competition. What is their employee structure? What types of positions are there at competing companies? Anthing different from your own employer?

Research the types of courses available to you and learn more about them.

Since technology changes rapidly, technology companies will invest in the education of their employees. Contact your Human Resources department or ask your superviser to determine if there is any budget for employee development.

SMU CAPE’s digital marketing program ranks #12 in the country for student return on investment. Students see increased job marketability, financial rewards and career advancement. Select your path forward and get started now.