Looking for a job? Want to keep the one you have, or maybe be promoted? Learning a Living says it all. The secret to landing and keeping a job is to take charge of your own education. Employers are looking for competence, and in these lean times, demonstrated knowledge and ability can count more than paper credentials. Full of useful tips, Learning a Living reveals simple and proven ways to build your competence and improve your standing at work, whether or not you have a degree or certificate in your pocket. It’s not enough to squeak by with what you already know. From his own experience, author Hayes can attest to the value of deliberately adding to that knowledge base and also studying organizational behavior. When they see you as the go-to person, he notes, they want to keep you around. (5254 words)
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About the Author
Charles D. Hayes is a self-taught philosopher and one of America’s strongest voices in support of lifelong learning. Promoting the idea that education should be thought of not as something you get but as something you take, his work has been honored by the American Library Association and featured in USA Today, in the UTNE Reader, and on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation. Hayes’ September University: Summoning Passion for an Unfinished Life has been described as a “must read” for anyone aspiring to a better world. His previous book, The Rapture of Maturity: A Legacy of Lifelong Learning, upholds the importance of seeking truth and serving others to achieve our full potential as human beings. Hayes spent his youth in Texas, and then served as a U.S. Marine and a police officer before embarking on a career in the oil industry. Alaska has been his home for more than 30 years.