“How to carve a niche for yourself in your journey of learning ?”

Simran Anand
3 min readJun 14, 2023

Hi there!

Would you like to identify and enhance your Unique Value Proposition that makes you stand out in your respective niche? Read my blog article to know the key to strengthening your portfolio!

There is certainly a high competition in the booming fields of career nowadays, be it in technology, education, business, recruitment, or even in the domain of arts. It is becoming very important to keep ourselves updated with the current trends in the industry. So, I’m writing this blog to give you few insights on how you can set a niche for yourself and stand out in your field.

Below are some of the tips and strategies:

  1. Identify your niche : The first step to set yourself on a goal is to identify your interests, purpose and niche or the area of expertise.
  2. Evaluate your current skill set in that niche: It’s always important to self assess your current skills to identify key areas of improvement and introspect to set short term or long term goals.
  3. Evaluate whether the goal is practically achievable or not: Ofcourse it is good to set high ambitions and dream for achieving lofty goals in your niche, but it’s crucial to assess if it’s practical or not. If the goal is set high, be ready to work hard on achieving it with dedication.
  4. Upskill yourself: This plays a key role in determining whether you will be able to actually stand out in your respective niche or not. Consistency is something that would determine your capability to never give up, be resilient and to keep up to date with the trends in the industry or the market in order to beat the competition. There would be highs and lows in the journey, however persistence is required.
  5. Showcase your expertise: Even if someone is proficient in their domain, but does not showcase his or her skills and experience, then it wouldn’t be yielding any results evidently. One must have the ability to demonstrate his or her expertise with a proof of work or concept that serves to be the indicator of one’s success. For this, you must be able to create a personal brand for yourself that would distinguish you from the rest in your field.

Last but not the least, you should have such a perfect combination of hard and soft skills, that are relevant to your field of work. Don’t be a jack of all the trades (master of none), but rather a more focussed and outcome oriented individual. With that said, it’s not that you shouldn’t have the knowledge of other domains. Gain knowledge of every domain, but be certain to figure out clearly which is the key niche of your interest that you would like to create a brand for yourself with sheer dedication and ardent desire to achieve, make an impact and grow as a person.

I strongly believe that one must not be influenced easily with what others do. That is, remember to be original with your work and do not copy others’s work. You could certainly learn from others, be inspired by them but remember to always be innovative and authentic. Compete with your past self and not with others and their journies. The world is becoming increasingly competitive, nevertheless, it’s always my personal belief that if you have the determination and clarity tied to your goals alongwith the purpose identified for your work, then it would certainly make you stand out in your field!

I hope my article has given you valuable insights and the motivation to move forward.

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Simran Anand

Software Engineer | Data Science Specialist | Machine Learning Engineer | Educator on YouTube | Content Creator | Public Speaker | Computer Science VIT'23