Upskilling, while you work, creates a fabulous feedback loop. Your job will inform your study – and what you learn will enhance your ability to do your job. The key is to figure out what skills you need to be better in your current position. It’s a great idea to talk to your supervisor or managers to find out what skills they would be excited about you gaining. By consulting with the people you work for, you’re more likely to enjoy their support while you study – and far more likely to be given new responsibilities once you have qualified. Keep a track of your professional development and use that to prove your skills at wage or salary review time.
It’s likely you’ll pursue a number of different careers in your life. One of the best ways to make a transition from one industry to another – or into a whole new career – is by upskilling. You may not have to ‘start again’ with your education. If you already have
a Certificate III, IV or Degree in one field, look into moving to the next level by becoming a trainer, consultant or expert in a specialty area that you enjoy. Remember qualifications stay with you forever so save them securely and keep a list of all your short courses and webinars.
In many cases, your years of experience in the workforce can also count towards a new qualification. Seek the advice of someone – preferably a hirer – in the field you aspire to. What skills do they look for when hiring? How do they think this might change in the future?
If you’re smart about upskilling, you could emerge fresh out of training already ahead of the pack! WiseClick have a variety of courses on offer. Head over to our training page to see what we have on offer. Call our team on 9207 1088 and get started with advancing your career!
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