A friend of mine wrote this article I just saw and thought you would enjoy it. We are at the beginning of a major disruption in how we think about education, skills, training, upskilling, etc. Here are some good thoughts from a very successful serial entrepreneur.... #education #skills #training #entrepreneur https://summation.net/2020/08/31/people-need-less-not-more-formal-education-today/
Today, and this century, its critically important that one keeps adding skills, proficiency, training/education throughout ones career. Me? I am finally coming up to speed on salesforce.com proficiency. Recently I increased ability on tableau - a data visualization and analytics package. What skill/proficiency habevyou added in the past year- and where did u get the training? Let's share some advice...
I have been asked by some of you whether it is more difficult nailing down a job after turning 50, and my answer to you is generally "yes". That said, we can make it easier on ourselves by being open to utilizing our years of experience and the skills we have developed in a wider and more broad spectrum. Experience can be a plus, but stagnation is a drawback. Be open to using your talents in various ways within the scope of various possible industries. "Break out of your box".
Sometimes skill sets are like those hidden picture puzzles., For instance you view your work experience as the big picture but there are hidden treasures that you don't automatically see. Think outside the box, often we have skills that we don't recognize as skills such as, with this economy you may find that you have a talent for managing a budget, parents are often great mediators, and those that are caregivers have the patience of Job. What skills do you have that you are overlooking? Make a list of the things you do daily and those things love to do (chances are you excel at it) what skills are used? Ask others to help by listing the qualities they see. Think how those qualities can be used in an employment environment and list them as part of your skill set.