In this day and age, skills acquisition may they be obsolete or new are common to all. How will you now know the important skills to learn or the one to outsource?
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Before we proceed into the major skills category, here are some important keywords definitions that must be known to aid proper understanding of this segment:
Returnon Investment:This is the ability to learn more irrespective of how busy you are.
Steep Learning Curve: These are things that are extremely difficult to learn for any reason whatsoever. For instance, something may be difficult to learn not because it is a conundrum but because it requires complex knowledge.
Shallow Learning Curve: This refers to something that is very easy to learn.
Category of Skills You Can Acquire
High Return on Investment and Steep Learning Curve: These skills are very strenuous and difficult to learn. But if successfully learned, it will increase your opportunity and learning power. E.g. Machine learning.
Low Return on Investment and Steep Learning Curve: These skills, if successfully learned, will make you a more sophisticated and versatile professional. Although, it may not increase your opportunity and learning power. E.g. Software development, video design.
HighReturn on Investment and Shallow Learning Curve: These skills are learned relativelyquickly and can avail you more opportunities. E.g. Basic writing andcommunication.
Low Return on Investment and Shallow Learning: As the name implies ‘‘lesser return investment and shallow learning’’. These skills require no stress and are very easy to learn. These skills don’t add much to the learner who
However, the questions should now be; how can I approach these skills? The section below shows the details of how each of the skills can be approached.
High Return on Investment and Steep Learning Curve: No pain no gain. if you want to be a dab hand in these skills, you must be ready to pay the debt and ready to face the giant. You must be the one that can pay pundits, attend workshop and seminars, enroll for high-end classes. Acquiring these skills is worthwhile as it will avail you better opportunities and also help you build your own professional development plan.
Low Return on Investment and Steep Learning Curve: If you really want to approach these skills, you must be willing to spend more time beyond rudiments.
High Return on Investment and Shallow Learning Curve: Here, you need to spend much of your time reading books on relevant and knowledgeable topics, taking relevant courses and listening to podcast. This will boost your writing and communication skills.
Low Return on Investment and Shallow Learning: A lot has been said about the simplicity of these skills. For the sake of emphasis, these skills are very easy to learn but doesn’t avail you better opportunities. For instance, if you can get yourself acquainted with