One of the first things I learned when I started my career was that I was evaluated on what I could do. This may make sense when you first hear it, but it was a surprise because of how quickly the evaluation criteria changed. During school, and when applying for and interviewing for jobs, it was all about how much education I had. When you pursue a career field where there is a set education standard, that is expected, right? However, something I never was told in school was that as soon as I got the job that getting the education was so important for, how much I knew would no longer matter. The only thing that mattered was what I did with my education and skills that I acquired in school.
If you really want to make an impact in your career, and get there quicker, seek to learn the “Other” Education while in school. You know, the one you don’t learn in the classroom. The “Other” Education is gained through leadership opportunities, jobs, and active application. I talk more about it in this video:
How are you seeking to learn the “Other” Education? There isn’t only one way. Comment below!