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Ten Ways to Future-Proof Your Career

Updated: Dec 4, 2019

"In a marked shift from the generations before, millennials needed to optimize ourselves to be the very best workers possible."

Read below to get started:

Take a class 

General Assembly is great for this! They offer so many classes on hot topics like coding, digital marketing, design, data, and project management.

Teach yourself a skill 

Have you always been interested in learning how to do something but never took the time to learn it? We love Skillshare because they have thousands of classes to choose from!


When you do good, you feel good. Take a day or two every month (or however often you want) to give back to your community and causes you care about. Here are 5 ways you can volunteer as a young professional.

Master an online tool 

Coursera offers online courses in an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes, and projects, brought to you by the world’s best universities and companies.

Seek out people who are on the career path you aspire to

thelighthouse is here for you. Our Insiders offer the best advice to help you get to where you want to be (and where they are).

Shadow a colleague 

Interested in learning what your peer in another department does? Or maybe you want to spend the day in a totally different industry. Go Hoppin' and spend time in someone else's shoes.

Find a mentor

We're navigating an unprecedented amount of change in our careers. Get guidance from thelighthouse to navigate your career with ease and confidence!


This might seem like the most obvious, but we have to mention it. Do a Google search, and you'll be sure to find articles upon article for professional growth and improvement.

Attend a conference

Mix, mingle, and learn some new skills. Check out these tips from The Muse on how to attend a conference like a pro.

Don't neglect your soft skills

Whether you want to practice public speaking, improve your communication, build leadership skills, or something like, Toastmasters can help you get started.

Let's get started.

You Scored The Ultimate Invite! become a lighthouse member!

We couldn't be more excited to announce that we just launched our lighthouse memberships and are offering our current community members a special rate of $40/month. You’ll be grandfathered in at this rate and it won’t change for your first year of membership.

What you’ll get:

We’ll make sure you stay on top of your career goals. Whenever a career challenge or opportunity pops up - whether it’s applying for your dream job, preparing for a performance review or asking for a raise - you just shoot us a message and we’ll get you connected with the right Insider for a one-on-one career video session.Unlimited lighthouse sessionsFree tickets to all our events (and the recordings if you can’t make it)First dibs to unique opportunities including warm introductions to job openings, panel speaking opportunities and more.

Check our website to learn more and sign up.