Ask anyone with a highly successful career. They’ll tell you: Lifelong learning — and specifically continuous development of both soft and hard skills — is the single best way to improve your career prospects. So we asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this simple question: For the young careerist, what is the single best way to improve both soft and hard skills?
When you’re looking for work, you want to present yourself as the best-prepared, most solid candidate a company could ever consider. With that in mind, many job seekers look at industry certifications as a way to set themselves apart.
But these credentials cost time and money. Are they worth it?
At YouTern, we’ve been talking a lot about self-learning and perpetual career development. So it makes sense that we’d go right to successful entrepreneurs and professionals to learn how they continue to grow professionally.
No more pencils, no more books. The graduation cap and gown are gone, so the learning is done, right? WRONG… it’s now time to leverage self-learning!
Savvy young professionals are discovering that learning is not done once you get a diploma…
It’s a trend we’ve seen since the recession started: young professionals, and even established career professionals have decided to do a complete career 360.
Continuing education is the way to get the skills and experience needed to successfully make a career transition. If you’ve been toying with idea of a career change, going back to school can be a great place to start. Here are a few reasons why: