Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Your probably wondering the purpose behind the title "PRofessional Student". Well I have been thinking a lot about how to make myself marketable to employers in spite of the stiff competition, and the quality that I keep landing on is the ability to learn. If you master the art of learning then you will be ANY employers dream candidate.
Many people have a fantastic resume and have accomplished many wonderful things but it's important to be able to use those skills in a variety of situations. One thing to remember: you never stop learning! So get use to it. Employers want candidates who can learn and adapt quickly.
What should you learn?
Learn about your prospective field.
- Make sure the field is a good fit for you. If you love what you do then it's not work! With that being said, it's a recession (Contrary to statistical data)and a job is a job, so most likely there will be a period of time where you will have to work somewhere you don't want to work. Research to see what type of jobs are in your field. Are there any jobs in that field? Can you start your own business with that?
Learn about the pros and cons.
-No matter what you choose to do in your future there are good aspects and negative aspects. It's a matter of whether you are willing to deal with it or not. Talk to someone with experience in that area. They can tell you better than any website. Look at popular blogs and see what's being discussed.
Learn about yourself.
- How do you learn best? Can you just read something and pick it up immediately? Or are you a hands-on learner? We took these types of tests through-out middle school. If you don't know by now then... good luck! Knowing your learning style is important because it prepares you for taking on new tasks and gaining new knowledge.
Learning is the foundation for the rest of your life.