Amazing Ways to Stay More Informed Professionally

Information is power. Staying informed has the potential to change your life for the best. However, the medium of getting information is fundamental in gauging the accuracy of the information. As a professional, the source of your information plays a huge role in authenticating the information.

Fortunately, staying informed in this day and age has been made easier with evolving technology. Regardless of your whereabouts, you can get information as it happens. Currently, social media for instance plays a huge role in informing the world.

You see social media doesn’t really have filters. Everyone posts whatever it is they what, whether verified or not. Professionally, you cannot blindly take all the information on social media as it comes. Authenticity is what makes some sources preferred over others.

Sources of Information

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There are so many sources of information available. From traditional sources to modern sources. The choice of a specific medium to use largely depends on one’s profession. Does your profession give you time to read books, watch television?

  • Newspapers
  • Books
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Websites
  • Reports
  • Statistics

How then can you be more informed professionally? Ignorance is bliss, and at the end of the day, there is no excuse for being uninformed. Well, there are so many ways that you can be more informed without blindly watching the news, or being online when it happens. Thank goodness for the internet.

Five Ways to Stay More Informed Professionally

  1. Subscription to Email Newsletters- Depending on your professional genre, you can subscribe to newsletters that will inform you on matters your profession. The trick with these subscriptions however, is to keep it low. The more newsletters you subscribe to, the higher the chances you will be overwhelmed and treat them as junk. You are better off staying with one subscription that will serve the purpose.

  2. Sign for Google Alerts- News can be overwhelming, and as a profession, you don’t really have all the time to dig through it all. Google alerts only emails you news that you are interested in. Whether it is about yourself, your organization, or anything that interests you. It narrows down to your preferences and gets you the alerts as they happen.

  3. Follow bloggers that inspire your industry- It’s like everybody is blogging these days. The beauty with blogs and forums is the amount of time participants spend discussing issues in depth. Again, following specific bloggers gives you room for growth. First, you will have to go through the blogs to find the ones that work for you.

  4. Be active on social media- As much as social media does not really have filters, it plays a great role in keeping you informed. It is one great way of staying informed and interacting in real time worldwide. If you are a marketer, social media comes in very handy to your advantage.

  5. Networking- Network, network, network. It’s not only the unemployed people that are supposed to network. Even as a C.E.O, networking is important in creating relationships across borders. This works to your advantage by expanding your playfield.

Information is your go to source if you want to climb up the professional ladder. With the current competition in the job market, being highly informed places you in a good spot. There are so many sources of information to choose from. It is upon you to explore those that will keep you more informed professionally.

 

Byjosephine muchilwa

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