Why Millennials Require Continuous Learning?
Millennials are the best educated generation ever. Most young people these days have a college degree; many have a Masters in their chosen field, some have an MBA and a few even have PhDs.
An average Millennial by the time he or she is 32, will have been in at least four different jobs. This is not a generation that believes in lifelong employment at just one company. They go wherever they can get a better salary or perks. The concept of loyalty to a certain company or employer is something that is lost to this generation.
We are not saying that’s a bad thing – it’s just the way things are these days. As a Millennial, you should learn to adapt to the environment we are in, which means upgrading your skills with every new job you take or want to take. Just being a graduate or post-graduate is not enough; you should learn new things all the time. Continuous learning really matters.
What Is Continuous Learning?
Continuous learning means picking up new skills or tools constantly. Always seeking to upgrade your skills, and learning new techniques. Expanding your knowledge base and responding to the major technological developments in your field.
Why Continuous Learning is Important?
It is important because your (potential) employers expect it from you.
According to a survey by Deloitte of more than 10,000 business leaders from 140 countries, 90 percent of CEOs say that their companies are facing major disruptive changes driven by digital technologies. 70 percent said that their employees do not have the skills to adapt to that.
“Many skills are becoming obsolete at an accelerating rate. Software engineers must now redevelop skills every 12-18 months. Professionals in marketing, sales, manufacturing, law, accounting, and finance report similar demands,” the Deloitte report concluded.
As a Millennial, you may think that you know everything and already have all the skills needed in the marketplace. After all, you have an MBA degree! But that’s not the way things works in the real world.
Always think from the employer’s perspective. Do you have all the skills that meet the employer’s needs? Be honest. It’s not about you; it’s about the employer, buyer or client, or anyone who pays for your services. Why should they really pay you a salary? Are you providing enough value to them?
In a world of rapid technological changes, it is so easy for one to lose out to younger competitors who have been trained in the latest skills or techniques. It may not happen to you now, but could happen in 5 or 10 years, if you fail to upgrade your skills or update your knowledge base.
That’s why continuous learning matters. Every company or organization encourages their employees to learn continuously, in any spare time they get from work.
Continuous Learning in the Banking and Financial Industry
If you’re interested a job in the Banking and Financial services sector, you may want to check out the online courses at SKILLFIN Learning.
The online courses will be conducted by Ashish, a business and finance expert with more 10 years of experience in the industry.
You will be trained well in all the critical skills you need for a job in the Business, Consulting and Financial domain – which may or may not be taught to you in college.
In particular, you might be interested in the following online courses:
If you’re not sure yet, you can try out a demo of our free courses. That should give you an idea of what to expect.
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