Mindset or Skill Set? What is really holding you back…
The business world is in a delicate state of disruption. Employers are in a constant search of how to adjust themselves in this new world of business. They continuously strive to get a thorough understanding of the challenges that they might have to face in this new environment. However, the problems will be ever-evolving as the times, generations and environment continuously evolves.
What really defines your tomorrow in a better way?
You have to know that the business domain has changed a lot over the past few years. Previously, an employer would have asked you what you majored in or what successes you have achieved in the past. But, it is a different scenario in recent times. They focus more on your mindset, as in what you would have on your colleagues, how efficient you would be while working in a team or how your purpose defines your beliefs and how it would help the organization.
Did you know that having a distinguished personality could be a determining factor that would make an employer choose you over others? There are many eligible candidates in the market, and you have crafted yourself well to get noticed in a crowd. Skillsets are important however it has its limitations but you can improve your overall success by shifting your mindset to an infinite stretch.
How Do We Define Mindset and Skill Set?
Traditional skillsets are, of course, important. You need to know how to get some basic work done. But more than that, employers will look for your hunger for learning new things and your curiosity to know new stuff. You have to have agility and flexibility, to adapt yourself to any position you are placed in and evolve as the company does as well.
Mindsets Can Be Primarily Categorized Into Three Parts – Global, Analytic and Innovative.
- Global – In order to harness yourself to different viewpoints, a global mindset is necessary. Working as a team is more efficient produces high performances and hence, employers generally look for people having cultural agility and differing voices.
- Analytic – Your ability to interpret data by correctly analyzing it is considered as a critical competency. Having an open mind, asking the right questions, being open to criticism and having a sound mind for curiosity fosters an analytic mindset. This helps in addressing to the clients’ important issues and employers are naturally keen on hiring more people like this.
- Innovative – Even if you do not have a clear roadmap to follow, you should have the capability of finding your way out. While working on a global platform and with a variety of clients, you need to be in your comfort zone and come up with innovative ideas then and there. Not only innovation, having courage and grit to prove yourself on unfamiliar platforms will make you stand out.
Ultimately, the purpose is to learn, adapt and grow as you go. Your development is not only important for the improvement of your skillsets but it will allow you to be exposed to different scenarios and experiences that if taken as an opportunity for growth will help you develop your ability to adapt and shift your perspective for infinite possibilities.