The Importance of Persistence and Curiosity in a Knowledge Economy

Persistence and Curiosity - Knowledge Economy

Understanding how persistence and curiosity can impact one’s career goals is important for anyone at any stage of career development, particularly in light of our continuing transformation into a knowledge economy, and the critical importance of embracing lifelong learning. It is especially important to recognize how the skills you learn, the knowledge you accrue, and the experience you gain, can translate to “value” for both yourself, and for employers. Finally, it can be instructive to explore concepts like planned happenstance and growth mindset, and to investigate differences between persistence and resilience, in order to effectively identify your personal strengths, and those areas you want to improve on.

The two most important traits in a job candidate

A recent Business Insider article highlighted an episode of Reid Hoffman’s podcast “Masters of Scale” that featured Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt as the guest. In the episode, Schmidt identifies what he believes to be the two most important traits in a job candidate—persistence and curiosity.

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The Times They Are A-Changin’: Growth Mindset and The Future of Work

Growth Mindset, Udacity

The Sharing Economy. The Learning Economy. The On-Demand Economy. Hybrid Jobs. The Skills Gap. The Talent Shortage. Interviewless Hiring. Lifelong Learning. Competency-Based Education. Disruptive Innovation. Growth Mindset. What in the world is going on? If you’re either preparing to enter the workforce for the first time, are facing the need to skill up to remain competitive in your current role, or are contemplating a career change, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed right now.

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