Discover the importance and usefulness of lifelong learning. In this video, Dr. Chaz talks about the advantages of earning degrees and certificates. Stay up to date with the latest trends in your industry. Subscribe to relevant industry publications and attend trade shows and conferences on a regular basis.
- Your education is never complete. … When I began pursuing my doctorate a few years ago, … some friends asked if I was too old. … I thanked them for sharing their opinions … and did it anyway. … In a working world where you'll always be looking … for the next project or client, … part of your self-marketing is constantly learning … what's new in your field. … I encourage you to subscribe … to relevant industry publications, both online and off, … and attend trade shows and conferences on a regular basis. … As you do that, be prepared to discover new areas and apps … and programs and devices that you know nothing about … and commit to being trained … in how to use and/or navigate them. … That training may take a number of forms. … It could be individual coaching, … a one-off course to brush up on a particular topic, … getting a certificate so the world knows you're qualified … in that area, all the way up to a degree. … Certificates and degrees will stamp you with a credibility … that will open new opportunities, …
- Understanding the 21st-century workplace
- Identifying your monetizable passion
- Knowing how to interview well
- Managing your search for work
- Negotiating salary
- Becoming a lifelong learner