Chapter education: as long as I live I learn
We get from this year’s Career Guide the 10 tips that will make you learn more, acquire new skills and grow faster.
OZM. The acronym for “As long as I live I learn”.” This is perhaps the most important mindset to grow without stopping. Learning doesn’t end with honking any degree. It escapes from the narrow confines of each frame, escapes from our age brackets and follows you even “at seventy-nine when you will be a grandmother”, as Nikos Karvelas once said. Being stuck with learning is a way of life, and it helps you to always be one step ahead and to claim jobs and positions as you have imagined them. So organize what you want to learn and apply in your everyday life a skill that everyone asks for: learnability.
1. Learn where you can.
There is always something new to learn”(never think that you know what you need to know, because there is always someone who will know more than you. Find seminars that interest you (from Semifind,from Coursera, from Udemy, Edx, LinkedIn Learning,from everywhere!). See if you are interested in something from the Open University! Do e-learning organized by Universities such as the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), AristotleUniversity, the University of the Aegean and others.
2. Take knowledge from within.
What are CEOs looking for in the largest companies in Greece? Where are the trends going? Which technologies are hotter today? How did the people next door and the paralytic business manage?! We collect all these things and pass it on to you (ah! we really wanted to say this word), we the people of kariera.gr, inside:
3. From disciple to Sensei.
Do it like Lawrence in Cobra Kai. That is, from an apprentice, you become in turn a mentor or a teacher. The best way to maintain and practice your knowledge is to impart it in turn to someone who needs it.
4. Perfect your languages.
If you feel that in the languages you want to speak you do not have the required comfort and confidence, do a little practice. Read books in foreign languages, download duolingo’s app or practice with Free4talk (it’s a super community where you talk online with people from all over the world getting friction with the language you want).
5. Take a moment, or be a little pushed.
Sometimes when you’re in search of a career, you may feel like you’ve dried up out of motivation and push. We’ve all suffered it, honestly! The best thing to do? Listen to speeches or read texts by people who inspire you. Do you know how many wonderful TED Talents there are that will give you inspiration?! Do you know how many people have spoken to us in the kariera.gr that will make you feel that you are regaining your strength?!
6. Fall Face to Face in Books
We’re not saying, the videos and the online seminars are good, but the book has another grace. Do a good browsing in the “libraries” to find a book that expresses you. The more you read, the further ahead you will feel and be. From books this year we read and we recommend:
7. If you are already studying, try a parallel study program.
This means that you will be able to finish two bachelors, two different undergraduate programs instead of one, almost in parallel, saving time.
8. If you have already obtained a degree, proceed to a master’s degree (which does not necessarily have to be in the same field as your Degree)!
Forget the silos: when you have received a degree in a particular discipline it does not necessarily mean that you have to continue with a Master’s degree in the same discipline. You can make the change of direction you want by doing a master’s degree in another branch. The only thing you have to keep in mind is that it is advisable to find a master’s degree that snaps to your existing skills and inclinations, but at the same time leads you to a different path.
Be “up” and don’t be afraid to say “re”!
(We’re talking about UPskilling and REskilling )
Upskilling means upgrading your knowledge and skills. For example? When you take a Coding seminar to learn an extra programming language or when you attend a conference to see what the trends of your work are, or even when you learn to type with a blind system or take lessons to perfect a foreign language.
Reskilling means learning a whole new skill, aiming at new fields of knowledge. It’s the solution when you want to take on a new job role or do what we call a “turn in your career.” For example? When you are a marketer but you decide to take journalism courses to get involved in this industry. Or when you’re in Customer Service but you want to be “tested” in HR.