I had a chat with colleagues and we brainstormed a few ideas on how to remain relevant and enhance employability. Let me share with you:

We won’t know when an explosion in our career may occur

1) Broaden your horizons
One of the key points to note is to try your best to get exposed to different industries and applications when you are young. Staying in one industry for 20 years might be good for bonuses but it may be restrictive when the industry is undergoing retrenchment when you are 45 years old. By that time, you can’t switch to a different industry because nobody is going to match the pay with your zero background knowledge. For example, the Oil & Gas industry is not doing well right now and there are major job cuts around the world and it might not be easy to switch industry.

2) Keep your connections
This is what most people know …