4 Ways to Be a More Informed Professionally


Being well –informed regardless of whatever profession can be a ladder to move up successfully.

If you’re a busy professional who doesn’t have several hours to spend on news every day, there are absolutely ways to become much more informed without having to do a ton of work. Check out these four tips by Lily Herman a writer, editor, and social media manager.

  1. Subscribe to One (Just One) Email Newsletter

Subscribing to 30 different email newsletters all at once won’t turn you to be the world’s smartest human; doing so rather makes you more likely to send them all straight the trash bin.Instead, start by subscribing to just one email newsletter. Spend several weeks getting acquainted with the messages, clicking on links, and reading the material provided.


  1. Put Time in Your Schedule

One of the biggest complaints from professionals when it comes to why they aren’t more informed is that there just aren’t enough hours in the day. However, reading the news doesn’t have to be a gigantic undertaking. Taking even 10 minutes to skim an email newsletter or read through a couple of stories on your favorite one or two news sources can make all the difference.

  1. Find a News Buddy

Being informed gives you perks to show off how current events-savvy you are by talking to other people about what you’ve read or listened to. In my experience, finding someone to talk news with (whether it’s world news or industry news) makes the experience of staying informed a whole lot more enriching. The easiest way to find someone to talk to? Head to social media.

  1. Aggregate Your News

One of the most annoying things about the internet being so vast is that if you really want to get a diverse “information diet,” you typically have to go to several different websites and scroll around to find what you’re looking for. Use New aggregator like Feedly, Pulse, or Google News.


Becoming better informed doesn’t mean you have to sit reading every single page of the newspaper every morning. With these simple four tips, you’ll be the information envy of the office in no time.

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