We must take charge of our own careers. As generalists or specialists, whatever we choose to do, we should always have a roadmap of what, why, how to stay relevant. Connie Chiasson, National Account Executive from Hays Staffing, suggests, “Workers should seek a mentor’s guidance to get the bigger picture. There are so many resources out there that they can leverage to upskill, reskill, and specialize.”
Fortunately, online learning and higher education are now more accessible than ever. MOOCs offer free professional courses. Harvard, MIT, and many other colleges, in collaboration with Edex, offer online professional short courses. Lynda, Udemy, and Coursera offer a wide range of paid online courses and certificates. At the same time, trade colleges provide hands-on training for construction, engineering, and technical work.