By Perminus Wainaina
It’s that time of the year when you are planning for your career in 2019. You are likely looking for ways to advance to a higher post, a job better suited to your strengths, or a higher salary. Whichever the case, you are accountable for your success this year.
While there are many ways to grow in your career, some of the methods are tasking, cost a pretty penny, and can be time-consuming. There are, however, free and low-cost methods that you can incorporate and boost your career to the next level.
Here are five cheap methods you can exploit in 2019 and have your career grow;
1. Read a book and enroll in short courses
Reading is one of the most inexpensive ways to grow yourself. With a book, you can equip yourself with knowledge from some of the greatest minds ever. Try and incorporate it into your routine to read and finish a book in a month. Look for books that will increase your knowledge about your industry and career path. Some of the most successful people today allocate time out of their busy schedules to read, good examples are Chris Kirubi, Bill Gates and Strive Masiyiwa.
Moreover, look at the wide range of available short courses you can partake. Many of these courses are either free or cost a small fee. A short course will help you gain insight into your field. Other general courses such as project management, public speaking, programming, Advanced Excel and coding can give you a competitive edge over your colleagues.
Mueni is a beneficiary of the public speaking short course. She says…
Read more to discover low-cost methods to advance your career.