“Actively improving and creating areas of personal strength, is in itself an act of critical thinking and assimilation, and involves at least an internal presentation of objectives and rationale to weigh the pros and cons of various choices.” At the end of the day, any course or training program will help employees build on these key skills, but it needs to be taken intentionally, with specific goals and areas to improve.
Some of the most important skills that today’s working professionals will need to upgrade in order to stay on the cutting edge include: 1.
By keeping your resume up-to-date, you can see how you’ve grown even from a few months ago.
One of the keys to happiness, impact and career development is understanding yourself.
Did you thrive in a particular type of environment? Did you thrive working for innovative fast-changing organizations or those that valued evolution and heritage? In other words, it’s not doing great work that brings you happiness, but feeling happy that helps you do great work.
Plus, revisiting your accomplishments will help you develop confidence and clearer direction in your career.
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Learning to use the tools that facilitate these kinds of skills, such as spreadsheets, presentation software and word processing, would then enable learners to specifically exercise those areas of critical thinking and presentation.
“The key is intentionally developing a specific area,” Anderson told me.