Recession-Proofing Your Career: Develop a Niche Expertise or Specialty

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
One of the best ways to recession-proof your career is to specialize and/or develop a niche expertise

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Hi everyone, and welcome back. I’m Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I’m called The Big Game Hunter. . .  It started when I worked in recruiting, and I would hunt down leaders and staff organizations. I did it for a long time and filled a lot of positions. Now people hire me for no BS career advice and coaching globally. And that can relate to job search strategies, hiring more effectively, managing and leading better and more. Today’s topic is an important one, especially in today’s economy, recession proofing your career. And one of the most effective ways to do this is to develop a niche expertise, or specialize in aConstruction workers particular area. After all, by having a specific skill set or knowledge base that’s in high demand, you’ll be more likely to stand out in the job market and be considered for lucrative opportunities and survive if there are cuts in your organization. How do you develop a niche expertise? Here’s a few suggestions.

Number one, identify areas of interest within your field. What are you passionate about? What do you enjoy doing? By focusing on a specific area that you’re truly interested in, you’re likely to be more motivated to put in the work to become an expert.

Number two, do research. Look into what skills and knowledge are in demand in your chosen area. Are there any certifications or training programs you can take to gain the necessary expertise?

Number three, network. Connect with professionals in your chosen area to learn from your experiences gained insights into the industry. Confirm your thinking about careers. Basically, develop relationships with people who have a different information base than you and then work on cultivating that network of relationships.

Number four, stay informed. Keep up with the latest trends and developments in your area of expertise. Read industry publications. Attend conferences and events. There’s a lot of ways that you can stay up to date.

And number five, be patient. This doesn’t occur overnight. Developing an expertise takes time and dedication, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t see results right away. Remember, by having a specific set of skills that are in high demand, you’ll be more likely to be hired, promoted and have better career growth.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. He is hired to provide No BS Career Advice globally. That can involve job search, hiring staff, management, leadership, career transition and advice about resolving workplace issues. Schedule a discovery call at my website,

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with over 2500 episodes.

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