Maybe you are just beginning your career path or you are looking at making your next move up the ladder, whichever pathway you are on studying can be a great way for you to enhance your chances of securing your dream job.
Michael Spiropoulos shares his tips on how training or studying can give your skills and qualifications a boost.
Whilst a huge amount of hard work and passion will help your career progression, improving your skills and knowledge is also fundamentally important to help you to move forward in your working life. Studying for an extra academic or professional qualification is a great way of doing this and putting in some extra work towards your career development can bring some huge rewards.
What are the benefits?
You get to stay competitive in the in the job market
The job market is a massively competitive place, and with two thirds of jobseekers telling us they currently hold or are studying for a professional qualification, it is actually more important than ever to ensure that you are on an even playing field with other jobseekers.
You get to perform your current job more effectively
As well as aiding you in securing your next role, professional qualifications can assist you be more efficient in your current job. The right qualifications not only help to set you apart from your counterparts, but will also help you continue your personal development; an essential part of career progression.
You can apply for specific roles
For certain roles, it might be a minimum requirement to have gained a professional or academic qualification. If you’re looking to move on to a more senior position, a combination of the right attitude and relevant qualifications will help you stand out from the crowd.
You can change direction
If you feel that you’ve done all that you can in your current job, professional qualifications can help facilitate a change of career direction and allows you to build the foundations in your chosen field. You can then apply these to your Resume, making you more valuable to prospective employers.
Where do I start?
If you’re looking to enhance your career progression with training, there are a wide variety of different courses for different learning types available.
As well as enhancing your CV, gaining qualifications can be invaluable for your personal development in a number of ways from improving your time management and organisational skills, to improving interpersonal or people management skills.
Career progression is about more than just waiting for your next opportunity to arrive. Studying for qualifications in an area you’re passionate can help take you to the next step in your career.