Learning for a Better Career

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

We are living in a fast changing world and this environment demands us to become faster and more flexible in anticipating and exceeding the needs of our customers, shareholders and employees. In order to be capable of handling any kind of situation in career, there needs to be a continuous learning plan. Some of the tips for learning for better career are as follows.

Plan Your Career

Learning will be easier with a planned career. Planning for a career is the most important step in life to achieve a rewarding job. Many people without realizing its importance skip this phase as they are focused only on the present. But having a big picture in the mind while you begin would reap high rewards in the long run. You can plan your career based on your core expertise, personal desires, current and future financial needs, health and geographical location. A proper career planning will help you to focus your learning and become expert in your area of interest.

Learn Continuously

There is no end for learning and if anyone thinks that his current skills are good enough, it implies that there is no improvement in the current job and life styles. If you need a better career in the future, you should add regular updates to your skills and knowledge through learning.

Develop Listening Skills

Listening is a great art and it helps to a great extent in the process of learning. Listen to your co-students, teachers, co-workers, boss, and superiors.  It is possible that you can learn a lot from their experience.

Pick the Right Material / Tools

You can learn using lot of different tools. But pick the tool that suits your needs. You can choose books, tutorials, online guides, video demos etc., based on your needs.

Broaden the Areas of Learning

Learning can be a pleasure when you broaden your areas of learning. Having expertise in specific subjects apart from a general perspective of broader areas would help a lot to grow in life.

Accelerate the Learning Curve

The faster you can learn new things, the more valuable you become and you can advance further in your career easily.

Job and Social Status

The Social status is the honor or the prestige attached to one's position in society. The social status is influenced by social position. In today’s world, the job is the main determinant of status. It determines the degree of honor or prestige attached to one's position in society. Occupying a high status due to job, an individual acquires more power and privilege and his opinions, ways of thinking, values, needs, and feelings have more value. If a person has higher job position, he has higher total benefits including income, and other facilities. There is a heightened sense of an entitlement to society's resources.

 

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