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Be alert and updated to succeed

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The corporate world is highly dynamic and changes are taking place every minute. Nowadays, we do not have the luxury of time to watch and react as things unfurl. Even a slight delay in our response time can make a big difference between success and failure. It is hence vital to be alert.

An alert employee will always foresee what is going to happen, and hence, is well-equipped to meet the changing market demands. Being quick and following up with leads will also help the individual spot opportunities that can be capitalized before the competitors can even think about it.

The corporate world is highly competitive and only the nimble can adapt to changes. Being alert not only helps the individual but also provides a distinct advantage to the organization. There are instances wherein alert employees help the organization save substantial amount of money by spotting opportunities and bringing in ideas to the table.

Alert employees also spot threats before they materialize and provide preventive measures by addressing their concerns and solutions in a timely manner. In addition to being alert, it also helps when the employee is well-informed about what is happening in his area of operation. Being updated is a learning process and it helps provide a better perspective for the business.

It is vital to update one’s skill set since it helps to stay ahead of the pack and identify the trends that keep the corporate world rolling. Changing times require updated information and that can happen only when the employee has an updated knowledge base.

Though there are many ways and means to be knowledgeable, it is best to educate oneself by reading, attending courses, seminars, etc. Remember, the time and effort put in to improve oneself is an investment which will yield wonderful results in the long run.

Handy Hints
• Be quick to follow up leads to spot opportunities in the market
• Stay ahead of the pack by identifying trends in the business
• Educate oneself by reading, attending courses, seminars, etc.

Source: C. Sunil Roy, Special to Jobs & Careers
The writer is Senior Manager, Publilink