A New Journey

Sunday, 1 January 2017

I may have mentioned it in a previous post, but since August last year I have been doing a distance learning course in HR (Human Resources that is). It's been a few months now, I can honestly say it's been great. Sure, it requires a lot of self-motivation and there have been many times that I have just wanted to lounge in front my laptop (doughnut in hand...oops), but have instead decided to pick up my pen and books and get studying!. The online course provider I decided to go with is ICS Learn, which is based in the UK. I must admit I had been frequenting their website for years, trying to figure out what/if I wanted to study, but last year I thought it about time I took the plunge and signed-up for the course I thought would benefit me the most career-wise.

HR is something I have been interested in for a while and currently I do aspects of it in my job. By studying for a CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel Development) qualification I thought it would further my job prospects and help me to take on new responsibilities at work. I also liked the idea of doing something apart from work and socialising, something tangible.

As its the dawn (or evening rather, as I type this at 21:30pm) of a new year, I wanted to share my experience with the intention that it may inspire you to also try something new, whether that's studying for a formal qualification, learning a skill, trying a new hobby, etc. It does take determination and initially some gusto, but once you are on that bandwagon its a scenic ride, as slowly, but surely, you near your "destination".

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