8 Excellent Ways You Avoid Marketing Extinction 4
…And from becoming a dinosaur in 2016!
The previous article, 8 Excellent Ways You Avoid Marketing Extinction 3, further drove home the very real need for marketers and sales professionals to continue developing their skills and education in order to remain relevant. The major shift in the way that people research and buy products or services means that in order to keep up, business must also and therefore the marketer and the sales professional must also change or be left behind in the job market.
On the other hand, going back to school for a higher degree or perhaps a different one isn’t exactly in order here either. There is the significant time commitment as well as the substantial financial one to take into consideration versus the returns on your investment in yourself. But are there any other options to going back to college for another degree?
Tip #4 – The Alternatives to More College
“Anyone who stops learning is old, anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
Henry Ford, Founder Ford Motor Company
Well bummer, RVHWD didn’t make the recommended reading list; maybe next year. But in the meantime, there are indeed some excellent resources listed in the graphic above. We have our favorites, some of which did not make the list, but these are the most popular choices.
Side Note: Interestingly enough, we (RVHWD) are currently in the initial stage of possibly forming a strategic partnership with one of the above recommended top websites. There is nothing concrete to divulge at the moment other than we are exploring possibilities and it looks promising – so maybe we will see RVHWD added to that list in the future.
In any case, the moral of the story is that you do not necessarily need to go get another degree or even go get a graduate level one if you already went that route. But you do need to feed your brain with some of the cutting-edge tools, knowledge and information that is shared by the resources listed in the infographic above. In other words, you do need to continue refining and redefining your skill-sets to match the changes that are occurring all around you in the world today!
Special thanks to Ladders for sharing their infographic and be sure to stop back for the next article in this series – 8 Excellent Ways You Avoid Marketing Extinction #5 (coming soon).
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