The Age of Information has changed how we work on a grand scale. New technologies and methods appear every day and we need to adapt to these new concepts as soon as possible, in order to keep up.
How do we keep up is the key question?
The answer to that question is constant upskilling.
Whether you are a web developer or designer, upskilling is the best way for you to improve on your existing skills and acquire new ones. If you do not focus on upskilling for at least 4 hours a week outside of work, you will definitely fall behind.
Upskilling helps improve your personal growth and knowledge on various topics, coding languages, frameworks and many more.
It ensures that you have various solutions on tackling problems. It also provides you opportunities to learn more about the industry and what you can do to improve user experience as well as improve the creative process of web development and design.
The benefits of upskilling are limitless. If you have enough determination and dedication to your work, you can achieve many great things.
However, you will need to sacrifice some of your personal time in order to learn. Upskilling is not a worktime thing and there is no guarantee that you will get enough time during work hours to learn any new technologies or methods.
If you balance out your timesheet and dedicate some time on important research, you will be able to catch up and be updated on current technologies and stay relevant.
The best way to do upskilling is to take as many notes as possible. If you’re not sure how to properly take notes, I have written in my previous blog,
Important Steps on Taking Notes, on the importance of taking notes and what would be the best method of note-taking.
As a developer who dabbles with both web development and design, I can fully assure you that upskilling will make your life easier.
What I’ve learned in my experience is that there will always be something new that you would need to learn. Whether it be a learning an entire coding language or framework, it makes a huge difference when approaching future projects.
It doesn’t matter how many years you spent in college or university, you must NEVER stop learning. You must constantly adapt to the changes happening around you and learn as much as you can.
Upskilling is therefore not negotiable and The Key to Moving Forward.