Job security is a thing of the past. The days of working for the same company for 35 or 40 are long gone. The reality is you must find ways to make yourself indispensable as a reliable employee that gets things done; but in many cases even that doesn’t work. So do you wait for your the an opportunity to come by? Or should you constantly apply for jobs even when you have one? The bottom line is that you must carefully decide the path you chose. However, one of greatest ways to keep you relevant is by never putting a halt to learning. Here a few ways you continue to learn:

1.At Work

There are a great many people at your work place that are willing to teach you! Just ask questions! People love to provide the answers and boost up their own egos. Be sure to always listen: you pick up many interesting tid bits of information in regards to the job and overall industry.

2.Teaching Others

Always be willing to teach others and pass along your knowledge. The great thing about this is that you might learn a lot from the person you are teaching! By communicating in this manner you are demonstrating leadership skills and an initiative to make others around you better.

3.Online courses

There are many creditable online courses that you can take. They range from general interest to actual certificate courses that can really boost up your resume. It can also give you the edge over other candidates for a job because this shows the employer you are serious about always learning and staying sharp.

4.You tube

You Tube has so many wonderful shows, tutorials and educational videos that you have a lot to chose from! Check out videos that contain practical knowledge and tips that can be applied immediately. The key is using the knowledge gained asap!

5.Go back to School

It’s an extreme scenario but sometimes going back to school is the best option. You can take distance education programs or go to a physical classroom–it depends on your situation. Regardless it shows you commitment to a specific field. Before embarking on a 1, 2 or 3 year program be sure to ask others their thoughts on what to consider. This is where a mentor typically comes in and can help.

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