Supplemental Learning

By, 12/28/2012

Once you know your job basics, it may be time for some supplemental learning to expand your knowledge base. Many firms offer on-the-job training and other resources to help employees gain knowledge of work-related fields. But here are some examples of supplemental learning you can do on your own:

  • Take classes. If a relevant class isn’t offered at your company, ask your manager about the possibility of organizing one. Chances are, if there’s a subject you’d like to learn about, others are also interested.
  • Read work-related, third-party materials: books, newspaper articles, blogs, etc. Learning others’ opinions could cast your work in a different light and give you an opportunity to think critically about opposing opinions.
  • Take the time to talk to someone with a deep knowledge base on a topic that interests you. Their experience can teach you about subject areas you wouldn’t have necessarily thought of on your own.