If you are looking for a promotion or you want to expand you role then improvise some skills to expand the current role or learn new skills to advance your career to the next level. Analyze yourself that which skills you required to become master and required technical skills to get success in your career. But many of the job postings never mention the detailed job description required for a job posting along with minor to major technical skills required. Below are the ways to help you to close skill gaps for the new job position you are applying for.
Know about emerging issues: If you are expecting promotion then you need to have the right skills, strategies, and execution to solve relevant problems. Study the current issues faced by your team in a detailed way and take nessacary steps to experience the success. The easy ways to know emerging issues are networking with local users groups, reading blogs and trade publications and attending conferences to aware of the current problems.
Read behavioral interview Q&A: Behavioral interview questions will help you to explore a job candidate’s ability to identify, analyze and solve problems by applying their talents, experience and competencies. These question and answers will help you to act accordingly to the situations.
Get additional certifications: Get additional certifications for the technologies and functional skills you are associated with. Identify the skill gaps and get additional certifications to promote higher level positions.
Get a mentor: A mnetor is a person who knows exactly that how to identify the skill gaps and enhance them with right training.
Observe top performers: Just observe the top performers in the field where you are desired to go. Have a look on their activities like time management, updating their functional skills and the way they are completing the tasks.