Blogs & Websites
If you want to learn various skills, you can study at a TESDA-accredited school. They’re usually priced very reasonably and they can give you a quick jumpstart to the kind of job you want to do.
Mindtools.com has a good list of articles and resources about the skills you’ll need at the workplace. The setting, though, is based in the United States, so you’ll need to look at possible ways to contextualize that in the Philippines.
One of our natural advantages in the 21st century is the availability of information online. If you want to learn Photoshop, writing, video editing, audio editing, and a lot of skills, you can just go to YouTube.com, search for tutorial on the skills you want to learn, spend some hours doing it and you’re well on your way to becoming good at that skill.
Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin
Yes, talent is important. But Geoff Colvin says that talent alone cannot help you build a successful career. He proceeds to highlight the importance of ‘deliberate practice’ and it can help you become the best person in your career. Available at National Bookstore and via Amazon.com
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers, for me, is the natural reading companion to Colvin’s Talent is Overrated. Gladwell explains all the seemingly random factors that determine how people succeed. Although observers and other writers have identified the 10,000 hours as a pre-requisite to becoming a master at anything, Outliers helped popularized that notion even more. Available via National Bookstore and Amazon.com
What Color is Your Parachute? By Richard N. Bolles
Back when career guide books weren’t popular, Bolles came up with a comprehensive guide to helping you identify your skills and other things to help you get your dream job. Available via National Bookstore and Amazon.com
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