Why Career Webinars Are A Good Way To Learn

 In Career Tips, Job Search Strategy

iStock_000001520735XSmallCareer webinars are easily accessible. You can either attend the sessions live or you can listen to a recording after the event.

Webinars can be visual. Perhaps the attendees can see the webinar presenters on webcam or maybe the presenters are sharing a series of slides with the attendees’ screens.

Sometimes the webinars just rely on audio material and this in itself can be very powerful. A typical webinar does tend to be short, 45 to 90 minutes on average. This allows it to have a big impact on people by being concise and to the point.

Now, in the market there are both good and less good career webinars. There are a number of factors that influence the quality of a webinar.

The expertise of those creating and presenting the webinars is probably the most important thing. You want to be assured that those providing input to you are doing so at both a conceptual level and a deeply practical level. In other words, their experience and their skills needs to deal with the ‘what needs doing’ as well as the ‘how to do’. Typically, less good webinars can be long on the ‘what’ and short on the ‘how’, which can be pretty frustrating.

You want to attend a webinar that is lively, energetic, fun. So when choosing a career webinar, try and be clear on what it is that you want and what it is that you need. Research what’s available and be very specific about what it is that you’re trying to buy.

Get recommendations where you can, from people that you know will know the best ones. Keeping up this type of learning is not just important now, it’s going to become increasingly so. There are lots of webinars being generated and it is really worthwhile understanding where the best sources are. Just like you get referred to a good book or a good film, you want to use a similar approach to finding good learning.

Did you know that all Career Ignition Club members have 24/7 access to Position Ignition’s ever-growing archive of career webinars? See for yourself by signing up to a 7-day trial for only 99p and paying just £9.99 a month thereafter. Also view our up and coming live webinar sessions here.

By Simon North, Founder of Position Ignition (www.positionignition.com) and the Career Ignition Club (www.careerignitionclub.com), the UK’s leading career change and career development company and platform. He is also the author of 125 LinkedIn Job Search Tips (http://www.positionignition.com/100-linkedin-job-search-tips). Follow him @PosIgnition for more help with your career challenges.

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