Stay Warm by Learning New Skills

Friday will be the end of the first week of February. Yes, the first month of 2019 is done. We have wrapped up 2018. It’s been reviewed, analyzed and picked apart and plans for 2019 are coming together.

Lots of people are waiting to see how their bonuses are going to shake out or how company plans will affect or improve their jobs. Looking at new opportunities is not really at the top of the list.

And that’s all well and good but this is not the time to let your career stagnate. Keep things fresh and lively for the best opportunities both inside your company and outside your company.

One of the things you can do is to take courses. There are lots of options. Gone are the days when you had to rush to a course on some far away campus two evenings a week.

There are lots of organizations that offer virtual courses where you login for a specific time with other students. There are also on-demand courses where you can login anytime you want and go at your own pace.

Skillsoft – leadership development, health and safety, business and management training
General Assembly – web development, data, digital marketing
LinkedIn Learning – business, technology and marketing

These are just a few of the places. They all have different price points and different platforms. Some offer free trials or demo events.

Take a look. This is the kind of development that shows at work. People notice when you are learning new stuff and you are excited about it. It shows. Sometimes people even think you are taller.

Let’s face it….at minus 30 degrees, we are not going out jogging. Let’s stay in and learn something.

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