It is wonderful to know that you can find work that helps you be independent by upgrading your skills. When a person is independent, that person is free from outside influence and not dependent upon the will of another. When a person between jobs is looking for new work, work that will allow her to be independent, she must look at ways to upgrade her skills. By upgrading skills, a job seeker is able to do her job better and able to take advantage of advancements in the industry.
Some people work because they enjoy the professional challenges, interactions and stimulation. Other people work because they need the income in order to survive, to live the lives they want to live and to take care of their financial obligations. In other words, some people work so they can be independent. When a person who works in order to be independent finds herself between jobs, it is a good idea for her to upgrade her skills. Just as improvements in computer technology make it easier to do work more efficiently and in more places, improving one's personal job skills makes one a more valuable and versatile employee. After all, given the choice, most employers would prefer to hire an employee who keeps up to date with changes, developments and news in the industry. Additionally, employers tend to prefer employees who work to improve their skill sets. Typically employees or potential employees who are seen as working to improve skills and upgrade their knowledge base, are seen as more valuable and more dedicated to the success of the business.
Sometimes people who are between jobs do not work to upgrade their skill sets because they do not know that they need to upgrade or they do not know how to upgrade their skill sets. Perhaps, people who are looking for work would be well served to ABU aka Always Be Upgrading. If one is always upgrading, one is always becoming more prepared, more valuable and more employable.
There are numerous ways to upgrade and upgrade one's skill set. Check out the following articles for additional information:
Upgrade Yourself While Between Jobs - for a list of potential skill sets to improve
When Out of Work Get on the Internet for a list of things you can do on the internet to improve your skill set
Raising the Bar With Continuing Education for information on free college classes via the internet
No matter what type of work one does, from trash collector to rocket scientist and everything in between, there are always new things to learn, skills to upgrade, developments to monitor and use to do one's job better. The fact that there are resources all around us that can be used to upgrade our skills makes upgrading easier than it ever has been in the past. This makes it possible for one to ABU aka Always be Upgrading throughout the job search process. Additionally, it may be a good idea to continue to ABU, Always be Upgrading once one starts the new job.
In conclusion, it is wonderful to know that you can find work that helps you be independent by upgrading your skills. So the question for you this wonderful day is what are you doing to upgrade your skills?