The rapid pace of change in jobs means the era of one-and-done learning is over. It no longer matters what you learned in the past — to stay relevant you need to upskill.
Here are tips for kick-starting your learning efforts.
Find the time! The No. 1 career goal for professionals in 2018 is to learn a new skill — but not everyone knows where to fit learning into their daily lives. Start by picking 5- to 10-minute windows in your daily routine — you don’t need to find hours, minutes are fine.
Make it a habit. They say a habit is formed in 21 days. Whenever you slot learning into your daily schedule, try to pick a time when you can make it routine — whether it’s on the bus during your morning commute, or in the 10 minutes after you brush your teeth at night
Pick your skills. Today’s skills landscape is changing faster than ever — with new technologies and digital techniques emerging at every turn. Whether you want to advance your existing career or begin a new one, start by identifying a few key skills you’d like to hone. For example, people in every job can benefit from learning soft skills that teach you how to get things done or achieve your goals.