No matter where you are on your career path, it’s important you keep your skills current. This can help you in your current job, with potential promotions, and with future job searches. Ensuring your skills are up to date will be key to developing your career, move to the next level and achieve success in your field. Here are some ways to learn the most valuable skills in your field and work on gaining experience.
Find a Mentor
You may not think about this, but working with someone in your industry can give you new insight and access to information. In fact, working with a mentor is one of the most valuable, but overlooked steps to career development. This person has been where you are and can provide support, share stories and even be a sounding board for your new ideas.
You should never stop learning even after you’re out of school. Take it upon yourself to read at least one new career development book per month. Be creative about the titles you choose. Don’t solely focus on books about your specific job. Look at books about communication, thought processes, and self-improvement to help elevate your skills to the next level.
Take a Class
If you want a more hands-on approach to ensuring you keep your skills up to date, consider taking a class. This is a great way to learn something new or simply refresh your current skills. It can also be a resume enhancer that will help companies see what you’ve been up to since your last job.
Practice at Home
Learn new things by working with the programs you use all day. Try out something you’ve been curious about but don’t want to risk while on the clock. This can enhance your skills and give you more flexibility for your jobs.
Do you want to improve your skills?
At Professional Staffing Group, we work closely with our candidates to help them understand how to present themselves professionally and make a good first impression, on paper and in person. Contact us today and let us help you connect with the best job opportunities in our region.