Have you checked the skills section of your resume lately? If you haven't, it's a good idea to take a look to make sure the skills you have listed aren't obsolete.
Listing skills that aren't required in the workplace anymore can flag you as an out-of-date candidate who isn't up to working in today's workplace.
Even some of the things that we take for granted in today's office may be on there way out the door - and the door may even be going, too. That's why it's important to keep your skills current and to be sure they are reflected in your job applications.
LinkedIn surveyed over 7,000 global professionals to discover which office tools and trends are becoming obsolete. Tape recorders, fax machines and the Rolodex are goners, but coffee machines, printers and open work spaces are here to stay, at least for now.
Here are the items and office trends that professionals believe will disappear from offices within five years:
- Tape recorders (79%)
- Fax machines (71%)
- The Rolodex (58%)
- Standard working hours (57%)
- Desk phones (35%)
- Desktop computers (34%)
- Formal business attire like suits, ties, pantyhose, etc. (27%)
- The corner office for managers/executives (21%)
- Cubicles (19%)
- USB thumb drives (17%)
- An office with a door (16%)
- Business cards (15%)
- Copiers (13%)
- Resumes (11%)
- Stationery (9%)
- Open work spaces (7%)
- Printers (6%)
- Coffee machines (5%)
How can you stay current and at the top of your field? LinkedIn's Connection Director, Nicole Williams, suggests "Each and every day you need to make it your job to be as informed as possible. LinkedIn Today saves you time and energy by serving you the most current and crucial industry news. Whether it be in a meeting, around the water cooler or via a LinkedIn Group discussion, the more informed you are, the more likely you are to be bestowed with a legitimate expert ranking from both your peers and a Google search."
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