780-A Moving Target
Episode Title: A Moving Target
Which skills are the most future-proof and will take you the furthest in your professional journey? Let’s talk about them, next on The Perna Syndicate.
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Hello and welcome to another Friday here on The Perna Syndicate! In a shifting employment landscape, your hard skills may get you in the door. But it’s your professional skills that will make you an invaluable part of the team.
Technical skills are important, of course, but we will always be updating them. We will constantly be learning new systems and working to keep up with changes in technology. But don’t worry, technology isn’t replacing human workers—it’s simply expanding what we can accomplish.
That’s why other skills—whether you call them soft, power, human, or professional skills—are the real currency of the future. What will separate individuals from other applicants and make them truly valuable to a company?
The answer is their interpersonal skills—the way they can solve problems, collaborate, strategize, and do all the other things that only humans can do.
Yes, the future is a moving target. The best thing you can do for your career is to take aim at the skills that don’t expire or lose their relevance—no matter what seismic shifts may rock the world of work.
As always, thank you for tuning in for another week on The Perna Syndicate. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode. I’ll be back next week with more insights and inspiration for your career journey. Until then, take care!