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    4 Reasons to learn new skills or upskill

    By Tharika Adiyeri|9th May 2018
    Learning a new skill can make you smarter and also make you more desirable in today’s workplace. 
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    “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

    The ability to learn new skills is one of the biggest assets in today’s world. The modern technological landscape is evolving at a rapid scale. Every day, we are discovering newer and better ways of solving real-world problems. To adapt to new technologies and solutions, professionals must be prepared to learn new skills.

    By upskilling or learning an additional skill, professionals can thrive in today’s fast-paced marketplace. Here are 4 reasons why you need to pay more attention to upskilling:

    1) Your job requirements will evolve

    In a competitive workplace, you don’t want to be left behind in terms of skill set. Consumers are quick to punish brands that fail to deliver the results they need. Businesses understand this need for adapting to the changes in the market. Companies will expect their employees to be able to adapt to new technologies and business processes. In a lot of ways, upskilling is essential to survive in today’s workplace.

    2) You can earn more

    Mastering the right skills at the right time can help your resume and also your bank balance. The scope and potential to earn for some of the most coveted new age skills like data science, machine learning etc are tremendous. Data Scientists can earn around $110,000 a year.

    3) You can acquire these skills easily

    The best part about upskilling is that you can learn many of today’s emerging skills online from the comfort of your home. You don’t have to quit your job to learn a new skill.

    4) You can have a new job that you love

    Thinking of venturing into a new career? It is possible by upskilling. You can complete the programs required and get certifications to become eligible for trying jobs in a new domain.

    Thus, learning a new skill can not only make you smarter but also make you more desirable in today’s workplace. The key to success is to keep learning and keep adapting to new technologies.

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