We are more than halfway through 2021, and it’s safe to say that many people are spending time reflecting on their careers and life choices. 2020 was a year of reckoning for all of us. The disruption to life, work, movement, and plans caused us to re-evaluate almost every aspect of our careers and lives.
Some people are facing a transition forced on them by their employers or changing conditions in the market. Others are finally planning to make career changes on their own, pursuing the job they always dreamed of.
In this time of profound and dramatic change, a return to training, education and informal learning is going to play a part in many lives. The path to your next great career transition may not be a straight line, so here’s a quote to keep in mind: “Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.”
If you’re thinking about going back to school or learning new skills, remember that you’re unique in your working and learning styles, and how you learn plays a key role in your success. From how we process information and interact in a meeting to how we project manage and allocate time, we all have an individualized approach that tends to be innate – you’re probably using the same learning and study style you found successful in first grade.
As adults, don’t often think about learning styles, but they’re relevant in your career, whether it’s how you onboard with a new work process, adjust to operating systems, or solve problems in high-pressure conditions.
Tertiary education recruiters Study Medicine Europe developed this infographic guide on ‘How To Study Smarter by Discovering Your Learning Style’.
Both life and work are one big exercise in learning. You can explore this topic and gain greater understanding about how you approach new information and formal training.