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  • Stephanie Sysak

Professional development hack: school is (always) in session

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

Learning is not something that only happens while we are in school; we do it every day throughout our lives. Continuing to learn throughout your life keeps your brain healthy, and discovering new things can help you stay fulfilled.

Here are some of the best ways to continuously learn:


Ask Questions

If you don’t know the answer to something or are curious about a subject, ask. You can reach out to an expert on the topic or do research online to find books and articles. If you don’t ask questions and seek out answers, you will find yourself stranded without the knowledge you need. There are plenty of resources online to help you overcome whatever you may be questioning.


Schedule Time for Learning

Scheduling time into your day for reading and research can help exercise your brain. By having a schedule to explore and learn, you are more likely to be committed. Plus, having a routine can help you feel content through the completion of tasks and keep you focused throughout your day.


Reflect

Reflecting on what you are working on can help you see a different perspective. Reflecting helps you learn from mistakes and can help you feel refreshed while discovering solutions. Reviewing past projects can also help you find answers to new problems.



Continuous learning can help you learn new skills throughout your life. These skill sets can help attract employers. One of the main challenges for staffing and recruiting companies is having tight talent pools, which encompasses skill shortages and gaps. Through continuous learning, you can maintain and learn new skills that employers are looking for and help you stand out as a candidate.

 

Sources / Statista , UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School , Walden University

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