If you just graduated last weekend, congratulations! What a huge accomplishment. If you are a learner, here’s the good news. . .you can never stop learning. If you are really not into “stretching your mind” and thought you were through with that part of life with completion of your degree. . .probably not. Continued learning is essential to get jobs, keep jobs, advance in your field and stay marketable. Want some ideas of how to keep learning?
Find a mentor—a person who has experience and can answer your questions and give perspective on transitioning to the professional world, your career field, the company you work for—and lots more.Join professional associations. Actively participate. Take on leadership roles. Attend seminars and conferences. Attend networking events.
Read -- trade publications, news articles, books.
Listen—to the news, to other people, to your intuition.Take more classes to gain additional knowledge and skill. Earn certifications in your field.
Bottom line: keep learning. You must. One of your peers told me to tell you. . .just yesterday.