Ahhh it’s wonderful to reminisce about the exciting times in our lives. Starting a new career is one of those memorable times, and hopefully for positive reasons. New job, new workmates, new skills and new challenges. Most new careers start off with some form of initial training. That training inevitably lays the foundations upon which your future career is going to be built.
Now……………let’s fast forward 5 years to when you are well established and settled in the job. Not only do you have those qualifications behind you, but you also have a decent amount of real life experience to go with it.
Jumping into our time travel machine, we’ll move forward a further 5 years to the point where you are entrenched in your work and feel as though you’ve got everything covered, and pretty much know all that is needed to do a good and reliable job.
But……………have you got everything covered? Are you in the position to keep pumping out consistent productivity outcomes?
The person who genuinely says yes to both questions has most likely kept their skills current through ongoing training and professional development, and kept abreast of key changes in the industry, technology and the tools used to deliver productivity. For example, the machinery used in underground or open pit mining today is very different in terms of technology to that used 15 years ago.
Likewise, the skills needed to remain productive and efficiently operate the modern equipment will also have changed. So ultimately, getting established in a career is just the start. You need to keep building, refining and developing your skills so that you remain relevant in the industry and productive to your employer. Every person’s situation is different, granted. But as general career advice, it’s rock solid. Train, learn, advance, and keep doing it over and over until you retire.
It’s also important to link up with training professionals along your journey, to get advice on appropriate training and development options for your particular career path. The options available to people are many and varied, and it’s important to get the right information.
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