Get a job where you are paid to learn things you wanted to master anyway. I know this may sound a bit counter-intuitive since you think employers are hiring because you are already an expert, but you’d be surprised what they value more.  

Look at it this way. Yes, there are some companies that want a full glass of water. Someone completely skilled up and ready to perform every task at a high level on day one. However, many dare I say smarter companies, see the value in hiring someone who may have 65% of the skills (water) on day one, and demonstrate a 95% capacity learn anything else quickly. 

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What’s the number one skill you can learn at your “regular job”? (Comment below or on twitter)

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