Saturday, October 29, 2011

Are You a Company Expert or an Industry Expert?

Many people are known as experts at navigating the systems and hierarchy within a company.  You may be one of those people.  Perhaps you are successful within your company because of this.

Make sure you are not confusing this expertise with skills that are relevant outside your company.

You may be the best at using that proprietary home-made CRM or knowing who the best person is to get an order out of the warehouse, but can you put those skills on a resume?

There may come a time when you will be looking at opportunities outside your company.  Have you taken the time to become an industry expert, to build your brand, and to gain new skills that are relevant outside the vacuum of your company?

Don't find out you've been institutionalized when you sit down to update your resume.

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