How To Compete With The Younger Generation When You Can Only Work 9-5
You’re a working parent who can only work 9-5, and you’re worried about staying competitive against the younger generation who appear not only to have few responsibilities but also a willingness to give themselves over to their employer completely.
We asked seven coaches of Forbes Coaches Council to offer their best advice for those who want to stay competitive. Here’s what they said.
Leverage Your Knowledge And Value
It isn’t (or shouldn’t be) about the hours logged. Find new ways to showcase your knowledge and skill set that will continue to show your value to the organization and team. Being an integral, engaged part of the team who offers high value is an irreplaceable team member. Offer to fill a gap with a skill you have, or become a mentor that your colleagues rely on. – Jen Kelchner
This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.