A big part of your career is skills development. You have to stay sharp while you’re on the job.
Unfortunately, not all companies cover the costs of education. Or take responsibility for it. Especially if you’re not in a managerial or senior staff position.
So where does that leave you?
It means it’s up to you to take the initiative.
A great place to start is online. Maybe you’re juggling other demands (such as family) and don’t have the time to sit in that 6 p.m. class. Or maybe you just like the convenience of learning on-demand, from anywhere.
In that case, you should check out this list of skills development websites from Business Insider. There are lots of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other online resources on thousands of topics on anything from Web development to 30-second MBAs designed to give you real-world business advice.
Soak up some knowledge from experts and cultivate skills that will help keep you agile while you work.