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How to Learn New Skills and Change Careers with Right Mindset

Updated: Feb 1, 2022

Small and large businesses are re-evaluating the requirements of employees, and technology to

deliver necessary products and services to clients. Since the onset of pandemic, there is revolution of reskilling going on in every industry in this world.

Due to interruption in the workforce and high unemployment rate related to covid-19, individuals are considering career changes as a part of post pandemic plan. This awareness is encouraging entrepreneurs in the training industries and technology to contribute themselves to win by offering courses specific to those skills.

According to the Strada Education Network, individuals are interested in pursuing additional professional development and training, 64 % are trying to change career, instead of getting job in the same field.

A very effective way to re-skill is developed through the lens of Edge learning. Edge learning is a continuous process of developing peripheral skills that have influence on person’s ability to attain success.

Edge learning is not only about technical skills, memorizing facts and learning how to use the tools of business. Instead, it’s more about candidate’s level of confidence, amazing personality, type and level of etiquette they prove during interviewing process, and their communication skills.

Similar hiring considerations are applied for everyone, from those on manufacturing line, all the way up to the CEO, according to their edge skills. Educator is in high demand who delivers skilled training in an effective manner. Therefore, Edge learning is an essential component of re-skilling revolution.

Changing Careers

In this world of uncertainty, where unemployment rates are causing a stir in economic crisis in the whole world. You should think how changing careers will facilitate employment rates and increase productivity.

Few things to keep in mind while changing careers with right mindset

Always move along with growth mind set where you can embrace failure, have a willingness to keep learning, push yourself and face your challenges, always value feedback for your own growth.

Edge skills are most desirable by workers who are considering to change careers. With the increased development of technological resources, various users have their own specifications for delivering in various styles and formats.

It is important to evaluate leadership and your professional development programmes to meet the needs of current climate. Nevertheless, learning experiences are appealing and provide amazing outcomes with new opportunities.

Content created for edge learners should have specific criteria to gain traction and succeed in future. They need solid results as early as possible and will be criticised for any content or training programs that doesn’t full fill the criteria.

There are four red flags in this process

· The course doesn’t promise any specific result. Instead, it makes vague promises about how it might affect learners.

· The course is too broad for developmental process.

· The course is not implementable.

· The course doesn’t offer follow-up.

When new skill development is required, learners first approach where they value the experience and expertise of others. Edge learning has demand on both the sides of business; business owners want to enhance the skills of employees and workers want to differentiate themselves in the market place.

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