Become a Lifelong Learner:
Education does not stop because you leave school. In fact, more and more people are taking up a life of learning. Similarly, you should not continue to learn in an institution only to avoid being in work. Striking a balance between being a worker and lifelong learner is vital. Having a wide set of qualifications, but zero work experience does not bode well for you leaving your educational institution. Similarly, knowing nothing and going into the workplace can have detrimental effects on how you progress within your chosen career path. Strike a balance. Learn something new. The internet is home to all of the worlds’ information, directly at your fingertips; it is not just home to photographs of cats. Utilise the information that you have around you.
Brainstorming Career Choices:
If you are stuck in a career rut, you can easily get yourself out of it. The difficulty, for many, is choosing a career path that they want to take. Any new direction in life is terrifying. We are creatures of habit and changing that habit can prove to be a daunting prospect. The key is to think about what you enjoy doing. Explore your talents, skills and interests to find a new career. Think about what motivates you; think about what you are passionate about.
If you are stuck, then get yourself a ‘career book.’ A career book holds all kinds of information to help you explore your new career options. Before embarking on your new career, and buying the accompanying books to go with that, purchase a career book above all else to help you decide.
Jobs, Jobs, Everywhere:
Choosing a new career is a daunting task, and if you are really stuck on how to proceed, then try these careers for size. I have collated some of the most exciting and rewarding careers that you can learn from reading a book:
Law: A noble and honest profession, the world of law is glamorous, exciting and sexy. Imagine power walking through an office barking orders at your colleagues. Well, if you think law is like that, you may be in for a shock. The world of law is complex and difficult and requires a lot of dedication, but if you are up for the challenge, or simply want to test your brain matter, the world of law is definitely one you should consider. Law covers a wide range of socio-political and economic issues, so choose a specialist area (family, corporate, environmental, criminal and so forth) and read around it. You will be amazed at how interesting law, as a subject matter, is. If you want some tips and hints on reading material, try the Law of Agency. Check out the price here.
Advertising: Thank you, Mad Men, for reaffirming our love of advertising. While advertising needs more of a snappy, bright mind than the ability to read a book, you can learn the theoretical assumptions behind advertising and the psychology of what makes people tick, in order to buy ‘stuff.’ Advertising is such a big part of our lives that we think we barely notice it. Read around the theoretical aspects of advertising, and you will be amazed.
Accounting: If you have an aptitude for maths and numbers, then there is no reason you cannot learn to be an accountant from reading. Accountancy is simply taking into consideration the different taxation and corporation laws and applying maths. The maths part is easy, but learning about various governments taxation laws, legislature and rules are challenging. With that in mind, if you are seriously considering challenging yourself, then this is certainly a career path that you should consider.
Brainstorm your own ideas, skills, talents and personality traits to find a career that you would want to embark on.
Learning a New Career from Books? Really?
Yes. In short, if you have the time and commitment to learning something new, there is absolutely no reason you cannot learn a new career from reading a multitude of books on your chosen subject matter. Consider what tools you have at your disposable. The main one is the internet (otherwise you would not have found this article!). Think about how accessible information is and how readily available it is. You can find a plethora of books online, in the form of the traditional paper format or as Ebooks. Purchase your books of choice and learn something new.
The great thing is, that by learning via the book route, as opposed to the traditional college route, is that you have control over your own timetable and your own schedule. You can learn as quickly, or as slowly, as you want. If you have a full time job and a busy home life, you do not need the added strain of having designated and regimented classes in which you have to attend, lest you be failed by the lecturer. By learning from books, in the comfort of your own home, you learn at your pace and ultimately, are the master of your own destiny.