By: MJ Gonzales | Executive Chronicles
Building your career is not an overnight thing as it is the sum total of your years of hard work and opportunities you grabbed. If you think your degree is not good enough to help you to grow, you are apparently following the footsteps of self-made millionaires who believe learning is key to their success. However, not everyone are aware of the options how and where they can avail the learning they want. Self-Improvement is key to an individual’s success. Apart from attending formal schooling and seminars, here are few ideas to ponder:
Take an online course/ program
Perhaps a leading reason in not taking worthy self-help lesson is the distance. Your office maybe far away from your desired school or it always traffic going there. With a computer and reliable internet connection, distance is not a problem in taking online lesson and webinar. There are local and international institutions that offering variety and sometimes free courses like award-winning ALISON.com.
In the country, reputable institutions such as Polytechnic University of the Philippines (Open University), AMA Computer College, and University of the Philippines (Open University) also offer courses those who wish to become students even they’re working or doing something else.
Join in social activities
While volunteering may require money and time, the return of investments is priceless. Career-oriented men and women may not notice it, but social isolation due to social networking sites may bring some bad effects. Several studies published on National Center for Biotechnology Information’s website suggested that engaging in creative and social activities counters depression, cognitive issues, and life dissatisfaction. It is also through social engagement where you may find a mentor or outlet to enrich your skills.
Be part of mentoring programs
Can you visualize yourself motivating and inspiring others as a guide? Not all people realize that teaching is not only about giving knowledge, it also receiving benefits from people like trainees, students, and participants. According to America College Healthcare Executives’ report, being mentor will help to boost your professional life as it will develop your abilities, make you an asset or key to success of others, and help you to build your mark.