Lifelong learning enhances our knowledge base, improves our quality of life, and expands our awareness of the world around us. By dedicating yourself to continual development, you will find yourself
advancing in every aspect of your life.
For job seekers, it’s imperative you can demonstrate to employers exactly how you stand out from the rest. What makes you a good fit for the team? At a glance, you need to be able to highlight your
expertise on all the essential tools, techniques, and customer service skills required to succeed in today’s dynamic workforce. Having upgraded skills allows you to do just that.
For those already in the workforce, maintaining an updated arsenal of skills will help you keep pace with current industry standards and remain competitive in your field. It helps you maintain a high calibre of service for your clients and teammates, while also making sure you don’t get left behind in your profession.
No matter your age or what stage you’re at in your career, there is always something new to learn and always an opportunity for growth.
Always be learning.
The good news is that it’s easy to update your skills in today’s digital world. With tons of free ebooks, YouTube videos, digital courses, podcasts and a vast collection of free articles, tips and teachables available 24/7 at your fingertips, and even on your smartphone if you like. There is no excuse not to!
The bonus? You can learn something new from the comfort of your own home, in your pyjamas, at any time of day (or night).
Along with online learning, there are also incredible workshops and courses available right here in your local community. Attending in-person workshops not only provides you with important networking opportunities, but it also gives you a new level of knowledge and perspective as many of us are better learners when we collaborate, connect and join in. They can be a lot of fun as well!
Make continual growth a lifelong goal.
Knowledge can be gained and skills can be developed every day – in fun and interesting ways!
Whether you choose to participate online or in a workshop, creating big picture goals and breaking them down into easily achievable tasks is the best way to ensure success. Simply commit to learning one new thing every single day and you will soon be a wealth of information.
Here are some simple ways to get started!
- Create a daily learning habit. Set aside 30 mins a day to read something new, reflect, and make notes.
- Check newsfeed headlines for articles of interest while scanning social media each morning.
- Try something new. Focus on learning a wide variety of information, not only things related to your current position. Challenge your ideas and beliefs.
- Watch a documentary.
- Consider job shadowing another employee to learn about different roles in your company. This can broaden your skills and increase your value.
- Connect with a mentor to help gain knowledge and insight from an up-leveled perspective.
- Attend workshops, classes and training sessions to boost skills, confidence and expertise.
- Join a book club. Connect with peers, open up dialogue, and learn new ways of communication.
Once you have instilled daily development into your personal and professional life, you will naturally expand into bigger leaps of learning.
muniserv can help every step of the way! Our muniLEARN platform lets you access over 1,000 internationally accredited digital courses, programs and examinations on topics such as; Leadership Soft Skills, Change Management, Project Management and more.
Contact us today to find out how you can get started! Which will you be joining first?
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