|Things change so fast these days. I watched with a lump in my throat as the print magazine business began to totally unravel in a few short years, and it was part of the reason I decided to leave and work on my own. It’s been a decision I’m thankful for every day.
Sometimes a field may be doing just fine, but the skills you need to flourish in that field start to shift.
As an amazing female executive said to me lately,
“Realize that the field you are in will change multiple times over your career and you need to be prepared for that.”
No matter how busy you are in your day to day job, it’s incredibly important to keep a vigilant eye on what is happening in your field and your area of expertise. Make certain your brand is still valid and you have to what it takes to thrive. Terri Wein, co-founder and partner at Weil & Wein, a national career advisory and executive coaching firm, advises the following: