One of the key characteristics of people who master a craft, who are frequently promoted and/or have longevity in their careers is their commitment to learning. Most graduates leave the university environment hoping to put the books and classrooms behind them; expressing their unwillingness to ever return to studying if they can avoid it.

As you move into the workplace, you will hear many managers talk about having a growth mindset, believing that your talents can be developed. Development takes on many forms and can range from official training sessions to asking insightful questions of elder staff members who informally act as guides and mentors. People with a growth mindset tend to achieve more, and organisations that encourage this mindset tend to be more collaborative and innovative.

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Written by Jameka Neil