In-Demand Areas of Expertise
This week’s podcast talks about identifying your Areas of Expertise.
I like to think of Areas of Expertise as being specialties within a Skill Set.
For example, one of your Motivated Skills (what you’re really good at AND love to do) is Management and Supervision, which is defined as “Skilled at overseeing, managing, and directing the work of others. Able to motivate individuals to perform at their peak level. ”
You have had the opportunity in your job to supervise the summer college interns for three years, which you excel at and enjoy doing. You now have the Area of Expertise of “Supervising College Interns.”
See how that works?
What’s in Demand?
Let’s talk about some of the most in-demand Areas of Expertise. Not surprisingly, many are in the tech area:
Applied Machine Learning
Mobile Application Development
Data Storage Systems and Management
Middleware and Integration Software
User Experience Design
Unity 3D Game Development
Within Marketing, the areas in demand are also tech-based:
Online Content Strategy
Digital Monitoring and Analytics
Pardot Marketing (I don’t actually know what this is)
Another frequently mentioned Skillset is multiculturalism. What is the Area of Expertise you can develop within that broad skill?
Being a PMP (Project Management Professional) is a highly desired certification. If you choose to obtain (or already hold) the PMP designation, what Area of Expertise can you specialize in?
Skills in Demand
The Top 5 skills at the top 10 companies, according to one list, are:
Think about the Areas of Expertise you can develop within those broad skill sets.
To listen to this week’s podcast, “Identifying Your Areas of Expertise,” click here: