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Are you a Lifelong Learner?

Updated: Mar 21, 2021

The nature of work and careers is changing fast. For flight crew members this is a valuable fact to know and to apply in the job search.

For generations, we have spent 1/3 of our lives acquiring the education we need to find jobs. The degrees are the stamps on our professional passports that paved the way for the remaining 2/3 of our journey. That means that our skills remain unchanged for a lifetime – which of course is no longer true. Our children can expect to have many jobs and careers through their professional lives – perhaps even at the same time, with the maturing of the gig economy.

Interestingly, the right skills and mindset will beat academic qualifications in the future job market. When it comes to skills, employers look for more than just task-oriented or technical skills. Overall, recruiters believe employees with stronger soft skills have a better chance of getting hired or promoted than a well-experienced employee with limited soft skills.

The Career Takeoff webinar covers the wealth of soft skills that flight crew members possess and often go unnoticed. How they can harness their skills and transfer into new sectors.

Now, recruitment is not only targeted at the right people. The focus is more on finding people with the right skills and mindset which will be sought after in the upcoming months and years.

Using university degrees as a proxy for employability means relying on talent with potentially redundant skills rather than lifelong learners with ever-relevant skills.

Being a lifelong learner should therefore be the new standard. Hiring managers need to be on the lookout for employees who are willing to adapt and learn new skills with zero resistance.

Are you a lifelong learner?

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