If you are feeling a bit rushed nowadays, the good news is you are far from the first to have the sense that everything is constantly changing while you try to keep up. In fact, that feeling is likely as old as industry itself.
Be that as it may, motivated professionals then and now know that keeping up with the times isn’t a luxury--it’s an absolute necessity if you want to excel in your chosen field.
Whether you have been in your industry for a decade or are just starting out, maintaining your competitive edge at work, on a resume, or at a job interview requires one key component: relevancy.
There is, however, good news. Continuous learning does not require taking out a loan or getting accepted into a lengthy degree program. In the world of Web 2.0 (or is it 3.0 now?), the opportunity to learn is almost always just a few clicks away. You may have five minutes, or you may have an hour. The important thing is that you make time to keep the skills you have and develop the ones you will need to make you a more competitive candidate. Here are some easy steps to get you learning something new every day:
Tomorrow is a great day to learn something new—so why don’t you go ahead and line up that podcast or tutorial video. It will go great with that cup of coffee.