Shifting Gears Part 4: Upgrading Your Career

Elevating Your Career - Equipping Yourself for Success

By now, you're likely adapting to our new circumstances and shifting your focus towards things you can control, rather than dwelling on what you can't. A great place to start is by reducing the time spent in front of the television - switch it off! As you may have noticed, the news tends to repeat itself, and staying updated with a couple of brief updates each day is usually sufficient.

Once we have regained our composure and reclaimed our sanity, it's time to embrace the opportunities that lie before us. It's a chance to take stock, get organized, and progress in our understanding and knowledge. Have you ever longed for the time to learn a new skill or considered returning to university? Perhaps you've contemplated honing your existing skills and specializing in a specific area. If the answer is yes, then you're in luck - this is your golden opportunity! With technology at our fingertips, learning has never been more accessible. Take a moment to sit down and craft a clear plan of where you want to be in the coming months and how much time you can allocate towards achieving your goals. Be realistic, but even dedicating an hour or two each day to upskilling or retraining can yield remarkable results in a short span of time.

Once you have defined your goals, start exploring the available tools and resources to help you reach your aspirations. The challenge won't be finding a pathway or course, but rather selecting the right one among the multitude of options available. Avoid excessive procrastination, as this window of opportunity may close, leaving you back to making school lunches for the kids or scrambling to find your phone before heading to work.

Many online courses are now offered free of charge, so don't let financial constraints hinder your exploration of new and exciting ventures. And if you happen to be among the fortunate few who feel they have mastered everything they desire, why not consider sharing your knowledge by becoming a teacher?

Here are a few resources to kickstart your journey:

Ivy League MOOCs - Explore a collection of 250 free online courses from the esteemed Ivy League universities: link here

Innopharma Education - Stay at the forefront of high-tech manufacturing and enhance your skills and capabilities in the pharmaceutical, food, and medtech industries: link here

Remember the words of F.D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression: 'The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.' Let's embrace this transformative time and elevate our careers to new heights.

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