What is the main mantra of sustaining in this highly competitive Tech Sector? Always value your expertise! That’s it.
Money is needed but only for that & other comforts, if you let your expertise got stagnant then ultimately you will gain nothing! So value your expertise over anything if you really want to stay in this Technology vertical.
Maybe you are feeling strange but it’s a big problem! Many of us have faced the situation in different phases of our career.
If you are new in this sector then having this information can help you a lot to strengthen your career.
Now you may ask who creates this problem? Is it a self-created problem or some other external factors force us to act like this.
Sometimes we become so much disillusioned by our present comfort & the salary we are getting that we even forget to take any firm decision.
The decision might be very fruitful if we can take it now but as we have become totally handicapped with all your present comfort, so we are pushing it (the decision) away.
Though you know that you are totally stuck in your present situation. Your skills are also getting wasted and after some time you will lose your existing confidence of yours but still you are continuing.
When the last thing happens means you lose your confidence, that rung the bell of the end of your career.
Because from that moment, a dangerous thought engulfs your mind that if you lose your current job then you will not get anywhere.
And it’s the fact, as you are in technology space so to stay on top you need to updated your expertise on a regular basis. Otherwise, you will be never be able to give quality output/ delivery on time.
And the way technology space is rapidly changing if you can’t keep the pace with it then you will be overthrown from your present position too, very soon.
Even finding a job would be terrible for you if you can’t live on the edge because there are many others who will try you to outpace. So focus on your Expertise!
So let’s chalk out what problems you may face if you are not concerned about the status of your expertise!
#1. Your sustainability in your present organisation will be a question
Whatever it may be but remember the day from which your expertise will start to fade out, your value in your company will also start deteriorating gradually.
You might be the most valuable employee of your company some day but without your expertise, you will be treated like an empty vessel.
So value your expertise! Just looking at money if you stop learning, as there is no such scope of work in your present organisation then that day is not far when your value will be next to 0 in your career.
#2. Getting a new job will be really tough
The way technology space is evolving to keep pace with it if you can’t upgrade yourself then you will be left far behind.
Because for a hassle free fixed salary & job security if you continue in such a company where everyday you are going towards your destruction then I have nothing to say.
Remember one thing, for this kind of fake job security if you start devaluing your expertise then when your present company will move their hand from your head where will you go?
At last when you will go out for a job search, you will find that the world has moved much ahead, when you were simply wasting your time on a meaningless job.
#3. Your brand value will be disrupted totally
Do you know, as a Techie your brand value is dependent on what? Your expertise! If a Techie lose his/ her shine in tech space then your personal brand can get totally jeopardized.
And we all look for brands (more/ less) for trust & credibility. Even employers also look at that to some extent. So have you got my point why you should value your expertise?
#4. You salary hike will be a matter of question
May be at present the company where you are working the salary is stable & there is no worry of losing the job too. But one thing you should always try to remember that stable become stagnant very soon.
When it gets, nothing can be worse than this! Because when you are getting stagnant definitely you have stopped updating yourself.
Your company knows this very well, so they will intentionally give you low/ no hikes after a certain time.
Because they know you have nowhere to go. So never ever let your company to take this advantage.
#5. Your will gradually become frustrated
That’s the most devastating thing. Once your frustration engulfs you then you will lose everything from your urge of explore more to your willingness to learn newer things.
So never ever get frustrated and the only remedy is to stay up to date in your field. Always learn new things, explore more to take your knowledge to a whole new level.
#6. You are inviting a deep trouble for your life & career
When you are constantly going backwards by deteriorating your expertise level, can you imagine in which phase of your life is heading.
You are in Technology Sector but behaving in an adverse way!
So have you got my point, why I was telling you to value your expertise over anything if you want to sustain in this sector?