Getting new skills is probably one of the most important things for improving your background and achieving more of your goals. This is because improving your skills is one of the surest ways to position yourself to earn more money and grow in your chosen career. So, if you need help in improving yourself and gaining new skills at an optimal rate, following these 6 tips is a great starting point.
Determine what you want to learn
The first thing to do is to sit down and look at your current skills with the goal you have in mind. Then look at the gaps that need to be filled for you to attain the particular level you are looking at. Next, ask around or check online for the types of knowledge/courses that can help bridge that gap for you so you can become really good.
One of the things you can do is to go look at the Job Descriptions (at different companies) of the role you are looking to enter into and understand the requirements and knowledge needed. This will help you know the areas you are lacking.
Take online courses
There are loads of free & paid online courses you can take to up your game and become better at what you do. So, there’s basically no excuse to not get new skills. Most online courses are done in tracks, so you can go at a good pace. From coding to social enterprise courses to marketing courses, there’s a lot of knowledge out there for you.
Participate in volunteering work opportunities
While volunteering with different charities and NGOs, you are going to learn a lot of new skills because you’ll be participating with different team groups and working on different projects and thereby learning how to gain effective results.
That will help you to know how to have a teamwork spirit and learn from other’s experiences! It will also help in forging your character and enhancing your background experiences!
Get a Job
Getting a job and learning on the job gives you a chance to gain new skills required in getting a job and participating in achieving different companies’ goals and core values. It gives you something to keep reaching for. Either, that is going to help you in getting the confidence skill and being more productive.
Reading is considered one of the most important habits to improve your routine life and learn something new. You can search for different articles or short books that’ll help in learning about a new skill and how it can affect you positively while working on different projects in your life!
Have a hobby
Working on one of your hobbies such as: playing music, football or even swimming will help you in learning something new every day, such as: increasing your confidence and self-esteem. Having a hobby to practice from a time to another one helps to relieve stress by keeping you engaged in something you enjoy.
If you want to learn something new, lock picking is an incredibly useful skill. This is perfect for people who like to fiddle with puzzles, improving one’s creative and critical thinking. If you’re interested in learning this skill, you can start with a beginner lock pick set, practice locks, and a lock picking guide to learn.
Complement this with Fast Company’s divide and conquer method of learning new skills faster.
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Doaa Gamal is passionate about writing and helping others. She believes that through writing, one can deliver different messages that can influence the world around us. She works to help others set up their goals and discover their potential. She is also a life enthusiast and blogger always looking at the bright side of life. She is interested in sustainable development, education and helping others through volunteer work.
She looks forward to being an added value to (For Creative Girls) by helping in raising awareness of its work around the world!