So we’ve launched our Skill Communities on BraveNewTalent. But why should you become part of this new world of skill-sharing and lifelong learning?
Charlie Duff has put together eight of the many reasons you should get on board…
1. You learn by teaching others
Have you ever noticed that once you know how to do something, if you then teach someone else, you become even more confident in your skills? It happens because teaching someone else can help seal in your knowledge of the topic and helps you know it inside out. Skills communities give you the opportunity to do just that with potentially thousands of people.
2. Raise your profile with ‘expert’ status
When you add a skill on BraveNewTalent you can also rate your level of skill on that area. If you are a professional or experienced in that area you can contribute as an expert. If you already write a blog and want to bring your content to a bigger audience this is an ideal opportunity.
3. Make your experience work for you
You have created numerous experiences in your life. Each one of these represents a chance to share one thing with someone who has never had that experience. You might think that your insider knowledge of something is only helpful to you – but I bet there are others who would love to have that knowledge too.
4. Highlight your skills to potential employers
Employers on BraveNewTalent such as Unilever, Tesco and Pinsent Masons are looking for their future talent, just as you are building your future. By posting on BraveNewTalent you can better attract their attention and start to prove that you are the best person for their next hire.
5. Attract a following
Who doesn’t want a following? You too could have your own school of fans who are learning every time you post.
6. Become a mentor
Being a mentor is special. You are helping someone develop and make a great future and career for themselves. Every successful person has had at least one mentor, if not several. And you learn a lot from mentoring others.
7. Become mentored
No mater how successful you already are, you can still benefit from mentoring. If you are just starting out, learning from someone with more experience is often a key in your success. Following experts on BraveNewTalent can help you learn from those with more experience and set you on the right track.
8. Learn about other skills from other experts
You also have the potential to learn from others outside your field. Join a community you know nothing about and see how fast you learn. It’s great to be a beginner sometimes. Achieve your full potential – decide to be a lifelong learner.
Here’s some links to some great skill communities to get you started:
Until next time – keep learning!