Everybody knows having good skills and qualifications are ways to your CV sorted to the top of the pile. This is why it’s drilled into you from a very young age that good grades are essential. However, many people don't understand that they should never stop learning when they’ve got a job, and because every job is temporary, this means that you could be missing out in the future.
Why You Should Never Stop LearningEveryone complains when training is announced at work. However, people should jump at the chance to learn something new. Every new thing that you learn is potentially something you can put on your CV or resume, something that could impress a future employer. Although not every skill will be directly relevant to a future job, you never know. Plus, showing a willingness and ability to learn is a great attribute in itself. The people that do best with jobs and promotion are often the people who say yes. When a manager suggests that they need someone to do something new, or learn a new process, you should jump at the chance. It’s all good stuff that you’ll be able to potentially put on a CV, and it might also help you get that promotion. If you’re ever lucky enough to have several job options, then it’s always a good idea to take a look at how they manage their learning. A company you believe to have a better system of training and progression might be the better choice if you think about the long term. Some businesses might even use specialized software form companies like Cornerstone, which helps manage talent. Outside of work even, you should not stop learning. Read books and articles about your industry and learn specialized knowledge and help get yourself noticed. Qualifications are the best, and if you can make time for them, they will be invaluable. The more you know the better.
Adam Hart-Davies writes guides and articles on a variety of subjects, including career progression and job opportunities in the financial sector.Photo Credit: Shutterstock