The world has shifted. Companies, employers and individuals have changed their priorities and their behaviour. As a contractor, it’s vital that you understand the changes going on within the companies you work for and are prepared to adapt accordingly. To do this, start by researching the companies you’re contracted to, and find out what their priorities will be in 2021. Who are your company’s clients and how have their needs shifted? And what about their suppliers – have they changed the way they deliver their products and services to the point where new opportunities for your own professional involvement are emerging? Now, take a careful look at your own strengths and skills. Are there opportunities sitting ripe for you to take… perhaps there are holes in your employers’ skills base that you can fill right now. Or, perhaps there are resources or training programs you can take advantage of to strengthen your skill set so you can step up as required? Check out your local TAFE, registered training organisation or online courses offered by industry to build your skills. And, maybe you need to invest in new technology / equipment / tools to make yourself more adaptable to your employer’s changing needs. Innovation Begins Here Remember, no-one knows what they can’t see. So, if you’re not building on your strengths and demonstrating your skills, you will be overlooked. Need more time in the day? The Ayers Group can help smooth the way. We have experts on hand to assist you with managing your contracts and administrative responsibilities so you can concentrate on stepping up, making yourself known and most importantly, innovating to ensure your skills and expertise remain indispensable. Contact an expert at the Ayers Group today.