A Network Engineer Constructs The Next Career Step
I recently was laid-off by a Fortune 500 company and I have over 7 years IT and Cisco network engineering experience. My resume lists all of my projects, experiences and skill sets but I am not receiving responses from corporate recruiters in my industry. Should I consider diversifying my skill sets and enroll in courses that teach web design and/or web engineering?
Thank you for reading the column each week. Wow, 7 years of experience in any industry today is a gold mine of talent capital for any employer, unfortunately the market does not lend itself in a buying mood today. Key point in your valued inquiry, "diversify." I am always in support of growth, expansion and talent enhancement initiatives. If you read my article on Career Marketing you will notice the paralleled comparison between corporate marketing strategies and personal job search planning strategies. Companies must always be paranoid of the unknown and a finger on visibility and new enhancements to maintain their market share and value. You yourself should continue to capitalize and leverage your current skill sets but never seize to offer new skills and experiences to offer your next employer, that increases your value proposition, compensation possibilities and ensures your ability to last longer within the next organization.