This is a subject I can mildly relate to. Before my PIE days, I was working for a generalist recruitment agency that would work on almost any positions. I didn’t go to Uni and I was really keen to get into a field that I could learn like the back of my hand and become a ‘Specialist’ – this is what lead me to PIE.
I’ve learnt a crazy amount of silly/pointless/fun facts about the FMCG world since being at PIE but I’ve also learnt a HUGE amount of market knowledge all through being part of the FMCG Team and being able to understand how it plays such a huge part of everyone’s everyday life.
I’ve learnt so much that I didn’t know within the short time scale of me being here. By no means am I an expert yet, but let me get a couple more years under my belt and I’ll be well on my way.
So, here’s 3 ways YOU can become an expert at anything:
- Find out what it is you’re interested in. What makes you passionate? What makes you want to learn and read more and more? This is the most poignant factor to establish before you do anything else.
- Do one thing at a time. Don’t confuse yourself by trying to cram it in all at once. Take your time and pull it apart bit by bit so you become an expert in all aspects!
- Practice makes perfect – you’ve probably been told this 15728 times before but it really is true! Make sure you keep going over and over the new things you’ve learnt to refresh and reinforce your memory. Remember, this isn’t something that can happen overnight.
Follow these steps and you could be an expert in absolutely ANYTHING!
A great way to become more valuable in your current job--or to make a major career change--is to become an expert. The good news is that it is never too late to become an expert by either developing a base of knowledge within your current field of work, or in an entirely new one.