Dusting off those trusty skills from college, grad school or your first few jobs may be just what you need to reinvigorate your career. If not, it might be the key to helping you discover what you really want to be when you grow up, and then actually get that dream job once and for all. Tech entrepreneur and author of Passion & Purpose, Daniel Gulati says, “The time to diversify is now. With permanently new dynamism in the job market and the elimination of the career ladder, the days of signing up for a 20-year, pre-configured journey to the top are over. Instead, success will be marked by flexibility and agility—how quickly you can adapt to the world around you and how quickly you can seize exciting new opportunities.”
We all want great things for ourselves that come from our career. From personal fulfillment to financial rewards, you deserve it all. So we’re encouraging you to do a little degree digging with these 10 ways to revamp the educational and job skills list from your academic past to benefit your personal and professional future.
1. Make a job skills list of your forgotten experience.
Were you once a cashier? Add cash management to your list of credentials. Did you excel at statistics in college but haven’t used the skills since? Refresh them a bit and then consider putting them to use. Think back on your past including classes you took and jobs you had and reflect upon the skills you used way back when that you haven’t dusted off in a while.
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