I am a big fan of continuous learning and self-development. This is probably due to my hunger for knowledge. And I am happy to see that I still need to learn a lot of things:)
This year, as we entered furloughs and lockdowns, I decided to invest further in my self-development, and I signed up for LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn is a social platform for career-related networking, and it also offers online classes on a wide variety of topics. I guess you can try LinkedIn Learning free for thirty days. There is a monthly subscription fee after the initial trial period. You can find various courses on design, software development, photography, personal development etc.
Please note that LinkedIn Learning is not the only place to improve your skills. Some people benefit more from Udemy while others find Coursera very useful. And you can find a lot of great free courses on YouTube as well. The bottom line is, we cannot continue relying on only what we studied at high school or university. It is very important to dedicate a couple of hours each week to self-development, and we are lucky to have multiple options to choose from:)
Also, I’d like to mention one of the trainers I learned a lot from on LinkedIn Learning: Chris Croft. I think I’ve completed most of his lessons by now. Chris offers great advice on Project Management, Time Management, Communication, and Happiness. If you’d like to learn more about Chris Croft, please check out his website Chris Croft Training. Chris’s page dedicated to suggested reading materials is a great resource as well.
How do you invest in your self-development? Do you prefer reading or attending/following courses?
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