What you should do every year to boost your career
Lifelong learning is not just degree-related, it is an attitude, it comes down to personality.
What employers want is someone who wants to learn about an industry and upskill in a particular area and improve who they are and how they are delivering.
When an employer reads a CV and sees someone is constantly educating themselves, it’s a good sign they know they are not perfect and there is more potential to be realised.
Employers want people who can look at things differently and give different options and a fresh angle.
It says they want to do more or be more.
You don’t have to do a degree – you could do a TAFE course or certificate or something completely different. You could do a one-day course on social media, or a three-day workshop on project management, or be learning pottery.
Whatever the skill, if you are learning regularly, employers want to know that.
They want to know that you are not stagnant.
Once a year, set a goal to learn something new.
It’s important for everyone.
It’s not just the people at the top that need to learn – or don’t need to learn.
There are a lot of free programs out there in Australia and people should be taking that up.
It’s levelling the playing field for everyone to educate themselves.
If you are a 60-year-old retiree, do it.
If you are 16 and want to learn something outside of school, do it.