6 Ways to Easily Develop Your Skills and Knowledge

Throughout this article we explore 6 ways to improve your skills and knowledge, no matter your budget!

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When it comes to developing your knowledge and skills, there are many ways you can do so. No matter the reason you’re looking to enhance your abilities, we know that it can seem like a challenging task. But where do you even start? That’s why throughout this article, we share our top 6 ways you can enhance your abilities, no matter your budget.

1. Training Courses and Workshops

A tried and true method of learning is taking training courses and workshops. These traditional methods have been used for generations and provide an excellent and engaging way to improve your skills.

There are many different types of training that can be used, from online training such as one conducted by PushFar to help individuals improve their mentoring skills for free, or taking part in a workplace workshop, you’ll be able to find the perfect subject for you.

Workshops and training are ideal methods because they focus on acquiring a specific skill to help you achieve your goals. Most organisations are willing to invest in their staff, so make sure to ask your employer if they can help cover some of the costs of training if you know it will help you in your career.

2. Find a Mentor

No matter what industry you’re in, your experience level or where you are in your career, there's no downside to finding a great mentor to have by your side. A mentor is there to guide and advise you, to help you overcome any challenges and achieve your goals. A mentor has been there, done it, had the t-shirt, and is an underrated but arguably one of the most beneficial things you can do to help you thrive both personally and professionally.

There's a mentor for everyone, no matter what you’re looking to achieve. Whilst most people are under the perception that mentoring is an expensive method to learn, PushFar has an open network of over 85,000 professionals, looking to help their mentees, completely for free. Our open-network members are located all over the globe, each having the knowledge and experience needed to help others.

One of the most common uses of mentors is having someone to help us brush up on our skills and boost our progress. PushFar helps make mentoring more accessible, everyone deserves to have someone to openly communicate with in addition to having an individual to help support them in their journey.

3. Online Resources

The internet is full of limited resources, both free and suited to different budgets. The internet has allowed for learning to be more easily accessible for everyone, all you need is a device that can connect to the internet and you’re good to go.

From online blogs to social media accounts dedicated to industry news, there is an array of resources that can be used to help you develop your desired skills. Learning online is a great way for us to learn exactly what we want, whenever we want.

Some people have jam-packed schedules, with the responsibilities of daily life sometimes getting in the way, and whilst we may want to join and take part in the latest training courses and webinars, we might not have the time. Online resources are a great way to combat this, requiring less time.

4. Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to not only help those around us but also help us gain and develop our skill set. Whether, you’re looking to volunteer for a colleague in the workplace to help them with a project, or volunteering for a local not-for-profit. There are so many ways we can help others that allow us to grow.

You can find places to volunteer using social media platforms and using google, to find positions that would be beneficial for you. Whether you’re looking to improve your social media skills and volunteer to help a charity with their social posts or want to improve your leadership skills, there are a variety of opportunities out there.

Volunteering is an effective and hands-on method that can be also used to improve potential job offers in the future. Having experience on your CV is exactly what employees are looking for, and the more you have, the better. Volunteering isn’t just a way to develop new skills but also a great way to improve the skills you already have.

5. Video Content

There are millions of videos across the internet, each easily accessible for those who are looking to learn something new. We all learn in different ways, some of us learn best through practice, whilst some individuals find video the most effective method for learning new skills.

With the rise of the internet, came the introduction of free video platforms such as YouTube or TikTok. Whatever we want to learn, is now at the click of a button. Whilst many of us recognise YouTube as a place where people share cute pet videos, it’s also an incredible learning platform where professionals share their best knowledge and experience, all for free.

Another platform that is often underappreciated for its ability to help others is TikTok, and whilst TikTok is the newest member of the social media family, it's unbelievable rise in popularity has meant that professionals from all over the globe are joining to share their wisdom, helping others develop both personally and professionally.

6. Webinars

Webinars have always been a popular method used for learning, however, the pandemic has really pushed this form of learning. Due to restrictions being in place, people were looking for new engaging ways to help others learn.

Whilst webinars have seen a huge boom over the last 2 years, we’re unlikely to see a decline anytime soon, with many individuals recognising the effectiveness and overall success.

Webinars are a great place to interact with others with similar interests, ask important questions and most importantly learn. The best part? You can learn about something important to you.

There are thousands of webinars taking place each day across the globe, whether you’re looking to learn about building a personal brand or want to learn more about building leadership skills, you’ll be able to find a session that works for you.

Final Thoughts

As conveyed throughout, there are a number of ways in which you can learn and develop your skill set. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to improve your skills to increase your chances of landing a new job or just want to freshen up your already existing knowledge. Developing your skills will only benefit you in the long term and is something we all should aim to do.

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