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I was in my first graduate job when a superior gave me some solid advice, which I still think of today; “Whatever you do, just don’t stop learning.”

Almost three years into my recruitment career, I absolutely agree with this and the advice really resonates with me. Recruitment is a busy, varied role and we are always learning new things day to day, but I think having the additional tools, training and development to learn and evolve further has been essential, and will continue to be.

The world, and the world of business, is changing and evolving and in order to not be left behind, we must open our minds to learning and to further education.

Why should we continue to learn?

Personal Development

Education is very important for motivation and, of course, stimulation but it can also broaden your mind. I think that confidence can be built as you absorb knowledge and learn more.

Obviously, among other factors, time can be an obstacle. It can be easy to fall into a routine; you go through the education system, you get a career and you then you get busy. Life is busy! But I guarantee you, there is always time – you just need to allow yourself to make that time.

Professional Development

Working in recruitment, I listen to what candidates want in their next role. As you would expect, factors such as salary, location and duties are important, but what I have found more and more is that people are looking for the right culture – a culture which encourages development and growth and which facilitates opportunity.

People want to be motivated to learn more and to do better and employers need to be aware of that. Employees should also be aware that professional and personal growth can progress your career and you don’t want to be left behind!

Demand for accessibility in education has resulted in availability of information and democratised learning. MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, are a very new concept which offers open access to online courses for free.

Prestigious Universities such as Harvard are offering free online courses in topics ranging from Algebra to History to Psychology. This availability of quality information demonstrates the increasing demand for education.

So, what’s next?

We know that Einstein endorses learning, we know that it is both stimulating, motivating, satisfying and can build confidence. We also know that it can be built into routine – there is always time!

So, how do you start?

Think about both professional development and personal interests then;
  • Take a day course through an adult learning centre.
  • Investigate higher education opportunities.
  • Think about what evening courses are of personal interest.
  • Google MOOCs and find a free online University course to take.
  • Visit YouTube! YouTube can teach you so much, from how to navigate a new software system to teaching you a musical instrument!
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“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”Albert Einstein

I was in my first graduate job when a superior gave me some solid advice, which I still think of today; “Whatever you do, just don’t stop learning.”

Almost three years into my recruitment career, I absolutely agree with this and the advice really resonates with me. Recruitment is a busy, varied role and we are always learning new things day to day, but I think having the additional tools, training and development to learn and evolve further has been essential, and will continue to be.

The world, and the world of business, is changing and evolving and in order to not be left behind, we must open our minds to learning and to further education.

Why should we continue to learn?

Personal Development

Education is very important for motivation and, of course, stimulation but it can also broaden your mind. I think that confidence can be built as you absorb knowledge and learn more.

Obviously, among other factors, time can be an obstacle. It can be easy to fall into a routine; you go through the education system, you get a career and you then you get busy. Life is busy! But I guarantee you, there is always time – you just need to allow yourself to make that time.

Professional Development

Working in recruitment, I listen to what candidates want in their next role. As you would expect, factors such as salary, location and duties are important, but what I have found more and more is that people are looking for the right culture – a culture which encourages development and growth and which facilitates opportunity.

People want to be motivated to learn more and to do better and employers need to be aware of that. Employees should also be aware that professional and personal growth can progress your career and you don’t want to be left behind!

Demand for accessibility in education has resulted in availability of information and democratised learning. MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, are a very new concept which offers open access to online courses for free.

Prestigious Universities such as Harvard are offering free online courses in topics ranging from Algebra to History to Psychology. This availability of quality information demonstrates the increasing demand for education.

So, what’s next?

We know that Einstein endorses learning, we know that it is both stimulating, motivating, satisfying and can build confidence. We also know that it can be built into routine – there is always time!

So, how do you start?

Think about both professional development and personal interests then;

  • Take a day course through an adult learning centre.
  • Investigate higher education opportunities.
  • Think about what evening courses are of personal interest.
  • Google MOOCs and find a free online University course to take.
  • Visit YouTube! YouTube can teach you so much, from how to navigate a new software system to teaching you a musical instrument!

I think that is fair to say that our minds and our brains are wonderful things and the more they are challenged and the more they are put to work, the better they will be.

 

Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide

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2 thoughts on “Why You Should Never Stop Learning

  1. Lifelong learning is going to be key to surviving, let alone flourishing, in the global digital economy. To make lifelong learning more effective we need to understand the myriad of roles that we have a mental comparative advantage in and then match that to current and emerging industry demand – that will help us better understand what training is most appropriate to undertake. Even more fundamental is asking “why” we want to participate in the vocations / industries we’ve chosen. Because if you don’t love what you do there’s a strong chance that you’ll be outperformed by someone who does.

  2. From the looong perspective of 75 years, 56 of which in active working life, I’d like to add another aspect. It seems to me that once you stop learning, you stop living – at least, living in a meaningful way. Every day offers new opportunities. Everyone I meet has something to teach me; and vice versa. It’s an adventure!

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