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Over the next decade you will need many new skills. Jobs will go to those who update their qualifications and master new skills. Prepare for your future. Improving your career prospects. Start now!
The five best tips to improve your career prospects
Keep constantly learning new skills
Things are constantly changing so it is essential to adapt to new ideas and technologies.
Commit yourself to a life of on-going personal development. Attend courses and workshops.
Read and study widely.
Learn new languages. You’re going to need them.
Qualifications and skills are easy to carry around.
Accept new challenges
Never turn down a job because you are not sure if you can do it. How do you know until you try? You should always project an aura of confidence.
Take up new challenges when they arise. New experiences will help you grow.
To feel the exhilaration of success accept new challenges.
Travel to other countries and observe different cultures. This builds self-confidence and makes contacts.
Build new networks
Build your self-esteem by joining organisations and taking responsible roles.
Make fresh contacts by joining new organisations . There are many cultural, educational, sporting and service clubs in most areas that would be worth joining . Find one that suits your interests and needs.
Keep networking. Who you know can be more important than what you know.
Constantly seek new information
Be curious. Don’t take anything for granted. Keep asking the hard questions. What, why, when, where, how and how much?
Explore new ideas. Use your imagination.
Make your dreams come true by breaking your goals into short-term objectives and setting time-limits. There is nothing like a dream to plan your future.
We work best when we challenge ourselves to deadlines, especially if we tell others about our plans.
What we want to be is more important than what we are.
“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”
SOURCE: “Secrets for Success” Moss Associates Ltd, New Zealand and Cengage Learning Asia. Also available as an e-book from Amazon.com.