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Knobull Helps Workers Keep Their Capabilities Fresh With A Learning Mindset
A learning orientation—
With a learning orientation, you can build your skills to make yourself more attractive to employers, but your curiosity can also be differentiating by itself. Learning new things is a boost to self-confidence.
It's important to collaborate and communicate well. Your learning orientation makes a difference here. Employers value and appreciate those who are seeking to advance their careers.
Position yourself as a strong candidate for any role which includes budgeting, forecasting, or making day-to-day choices which have financial impact. Also, with the pace of change and the constant shifts in markets, employers are looking for people who are adaptable.
Key career building initiatives include:
Go deep and go broad. Many people have broad curiosity—where you're interested at a superficial level in lots of topics.
Build your network. One of the best ways to learn is from other people, so collaborate with people who are in your field, but also those who have different competencies and talents.
Make it a habit. Wonder about things, ask questions, and seek answers in the moment. Regularly explore the ordinary details of life around you, in order to foster a sense of curiosity and learning.
Take a class. Take advantage of the numerous learning opportunities available online or though your employer. Structured learning, either with synchronous or asynchronous interaction with others, can be a terrific boost for your knowledge in key areas which can benefit your career.
Bentley concluded, "It's a new day and more than a degree, a learning orientation will be the path to success—because it keeps your skills fresh and makes you adaptable—and because it can differentiate you among all the rest who are competing for jobs today. Focus on questioning, exploring, and building your knowledge, and these will surely translate into great success in your career!"