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How Older Workers Can Crush Skills Gaps and Soar to Career Success!

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from the Center for Workforce Inclusion

As an older worker, staying competitive in the job market can be challenging, especially with rapidly evolving technology and industry trends. Identifying skills gaps and creating a personalized learning plan is essential to enhance your employability and career prospects. In this article, we will explore 7 effective strategies to identify skills gaps and develop a tailored learning plan to suit your needs and career goals.

  1. Self-Assessment: Identifying Skills Gaps
  2. Research Current Industry Trends
  3. Set Clear Goals
  4. Leverage Online Learning Platforms*
  5. Seek Out Workshops and Webinars
  6. Mentorship and Job Shadowing
  7. Join Professional Associations

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* Editor’s note: Your local library offers free access to online learning platforms like LinkedIn Learning, Udemy, and Gale. With a library card, you can close skill gaps and learn new, marketable skills through libraries in Montgomery County, Frederick County, Washington DC, Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington, to name a few. Check with your local library for free online access.