AS WE THINK - DO WE ACTUALLY KNOW HOW TO BUILD A CAREER? PART 2


If you aren’t ready and willing to learn every day and keep up with a rapidly changing world, you can’t and won’t stay competitive.

It’s hard to predict where the world will go next. Because of that, we have to think less about the traditional view of careers as job roles and job descriptions and more about the skills people will need to solve the world’s most pressing problems.

This is why learning and continuously building skills are so important. It’s why we need to be agile learners to keep up with, and be prepared for, what’s new and how technology is advancing in the world.

Skills are currency in the expertise economy, and the most successful people and companies are already thinking about this and putting strategies in place—these will be the people and companies that will thrive in an uncertain future.

We have to think less about the traditional view of careers as job roles and job descriptions and more about the skills people will need to solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Today, there are more tools, content, resources, and technologies than ever before to help us become the experts needed. Above all, success requires that we adopt a new mindset when it comes to skilling our talents. It demands that we start thinking of ourselves as unique individuals who should be in control of their own learning and careers.

 Finally, it dares us to let go of outdated and traditional ways of closing the skills gap and to embrace the new challenges ahead in the expertise economy.

Greatest Thoughts from Kelly Palmer and David Blake authors of the book "The Expertise Economy"

  • Kelly Palmer is a respected thought leader on the future of learning, business, and career transformation, 
  • David Blake has spent his career innovating higher education and lifelong learning.

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