10 Techniques to Keep Ahead of Your Competition

Follow these tips to keep ahead in competition at work. Simple rules, just to follow diligently to get ahead.

1. Keep Up With Your Creative Ideas: If you stay at any one job or career long enough, you will someday have creative ideas about how to do things better, quicker, faster or differently.

If you ignore those creative ideas, you begin to stagnate, lose focus or interest in your job.

One of the primary reasons why you may not take advantage of your creativity is that ideas don’t always fall within one’s skill set or domain of expertise. In other words, taking advantage of creative ideas may require the learning of new skills or the stretching of existing skills.

2. Stretch Your Skills: Work on projects, tasks and assignments that stretch your current skills.

For example, as a User Interface (UI) business analyst, if your current skills are limited to using Use Cases to document or describe UI requirements, take your skills to the next level by learning how to create Wireframes and/or Mockups.

If you are a Software Developer who spends most of the time just writing code, you may want to learn how to document the technical design of your software systems using a formal modeling language like UML.

The list goes on, but you get the idea, right? Read more

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Author: Srini

Experienced software developer. Skills in Development, Coding, Testing and Debugging. Good Data analytic skills (Data Warehousing and BI). Also skills in Mainframe.