We all know that learning new skills makes you a valuable employee and is essential for most career advancement. But more often than not, we think about how to do that in our current jobs. If you’re stuck in a job you don’t like, The Simple Dollar suggests thinking about what your next employer might want to see on your resume.
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It’s usually easy to figure out how you can be better at the job you have, but sometimes that job stinks and you need to start looking forward. The Simple Dollar suggests thinking about your future as you do this:
Within the workplace, focus on tasks that lead directly to things you can write on your resume. Don’t shy away from big projects, as big projects are great resume material.
Whether you love or hate your job, chances are you can learn something while you’re there. If you’re thinking about your future, you’ll at least get something useful out of your current job.
What Are You Learning Today That Your Next Employer Would Desire? [The Simple Dollar]