Reasons you have to learn a skill now!

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Having a successful job is everyone’s dream. As a worker, have you thought about opportunities you have to learn a skill or develop a talent in order to earn passively? There are very good reasons doing so can help you. Let’s talk about how to get serious about doing that.

You might have read similar blog posts with tips along these lines. In this post, I’ll discuss several reasons you have to do it soon!

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Why?

Think about this. Just before the pandemic, and during the peak of it, well-grounded companies collapsed in Ghana.

Many people lost their jobs. Imagine how these will survive with their families.

As global economies are struggling, many companies especially in developing countries like ours, will continue to downsize or close down. This will lead to many hardships.

Picture the situation one can get themselves into especially if they possess no skill or other means of survival, this situation brings a lot of anxiety.

Today, one cannot be too complacent about being in a job for life. Anything is possible. Life situations can be very unpredictable. In today, out tomorrow.

It is for these reasons that we need to encourage ourselves to develop survival skills – be it hard, soft, social or technical.

Can you guess other possible thoughts for which we need to develop such skills today and not later?

For one, a skilled person is better placed to solve emerging challenges. When a person has skills, it is easy to put them to use to solve immediate needs. With practical experience, one can set up a business with little or no capital at all.

It is not unusual for a skilled person to land other jobs than those without any skills. Interestingly, a skilled person can have the advantage of moving around to accomplish tasks where his services may be needed. It also offers an individual the flexibility of working two or more jobs.

Having skills actually, help one to establish a good career. We all work to achieve success. Skills make us more productive, effective, and efficient. This leads to promotions and advancement in our own lives and career.

How to develop that skill presently.

• Work at improving what you love doing

I love to cook so I enjoy learning new methods of cooking. I commit myself to look for new recipes, signing up for cooking classes, link with cooks and friends to learn more about improving that skill. While I take time to learn these skills, I dedicate more time to mastering them in the kitchen.

•Research more information about the skills you need in your career path.

As long as a skill has a critical impact on your career, don’t leave it to chance. If your goal is to become an educator, learn social skills like good communication- listening, speaking, and questioning skills. Learn more about being an empathetic, patient, creative, and open-minded person.

• Take action

First, know what you want to learn. Find out what it would take to do it. Make plans about how and when you’ll learn. Start practicing that’s when you’ll know how good you can be.

The person who says it cannot be done shouldn’t distract the one who is doing it.

If one can count on his skills for survival, it brings emotional and mental stability – more importantly, self-respect. Be convinced that harnessing your skills can be a good way to deal with sudden unemployment. Remember, the fastest-growing jobs are around us, look for those skills that can meet them now!

Tell us about your skill development journey, the setbacks and the success stories at nextjoblink@gmail.com

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