So, you've graduated and you think that your education days are over. All you have to do now is work. Well, things aren't as easy as they seem. In today’s shifting economy, jobs are much less secure, and besides having additional sources of income, one has to have an education broad enough in order to land on feet in the case work position becomes shaky (or is lost altogether). These should give you some ideas how to improve after you graduate, as learning is a life-long process that shouldn't be institutionalized to mandatory schooling only.
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- Online course. Today, there are a multitude of free online courses offered by even the most esteemed universities out there. These are golden – you can take the courses from the comfort of your own home, do them when you have spare time and still obtain valuable knowledge and insight.
- Arts and crafts. These are perfect for those who like to tinker, make stuff and give in to their creative sides. You can sell your crafts online, but the hidden benefit is that with arts and crafts you can make presents for the people you know. A penny saved is a penny earned.
- Language course. Being bilingual (or even trilingual or more) is probably one of the best things you can do for yourself. It allows you to do translation work, have ease in the countries where that language is spoken and open yourself to whole new cultures.
- Postgraduate studies. If you have time, talent and willingness, these are for you. Postgraduate studies allow you to specialize in different fields, thus making you an expert. And let us not forget, you get a quaint little title in front of your name.
- Seminars and conferences. Both of these convocations are useful to get the latest news in your field, as well as to meet experts. Due to their generally less formal nature, they offer a perfect combination of rest and work.