Cultivating a healthy addiction for career success

Going beyond the typical interview answers and resume claims will help you demonstrate why you stand apart from the pack

By Michael Santarcangelo, CSO |  Career, job search, training

As a result, I have learned how to maintain our brakes and extend their operation while ensuring the safety of our family. As my kids would ask, "How cool is that?"

From that story, I can share additional details about reading, writing, courses, and conversations. Hiring managers are sometimes interested in quantifying. If this matters, it might be useful to be able to answer questions like:

* How many and what kind of training courses do you take?

* How many books have you read?

* Do you attend local professional groups and take advantage of free training?

* Do you participate in online webinars?

* Do you share what you have learned with others--and how?

The last element to consider is the "so what?" As a learner, what is the impact on you and the results others experience? As a result of the addiction to learning, will costs be lower, productivity be higher or some other tangible benefit be realized?

So how do you invest in your career success by learning? What habits have you developed? How do you share your success and demonstrate the results? Leave a comment or send me an email about your efforts.

The author of Into the Breach: Protect Your Business by Managing People, Information, and Risk Michael Santarcangelo is a catalyst that helps organizations make smart investments in human capital by harnessing the power of people to rapidly develop efficient and effective solutions with immediate and far-reaching returns. He delivers Awareness that Works", a program so effective it pays for itself. Guaranteed. Learn more at www.securitycatalyst.com or engage with him on twitter.com/catalyst.


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