Seven Ways to Add to Your Skill Repertoire in 2018

 (plus a couple you haven’t thought of) Since I counsel professionals on career transitions, it’s helpful that I’ve been through a couple of major career reinventions myself. These shifts include moving from a consulting career to career services in higher education, followed by working as a solo practice career coach. With each change in my working environment came a mindset adjustment and a demand for new skills. But where was I to gain these skills? Since I already had two Master’s degrees, I did not want to go back to school full-time again. Nor did I have the cash flow to do so. You don’t need to necessarily earn another degree to gain new skills; you just need some motivation and ingenuity.  I am a big proponent of learning new skills as a way to fast track your career change. While the best way to learn new skills is on the job, many times you simply don’t have the time when work deadlines loom. Here are seven of the most effective ways you can gain new skills outside … [Read more...]