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Tips to help with Changing or Retraining to boost your Career

Tips to help with Changing or Retraining to boost your Career

In this current time, there are going to be redundancies and job losses, but it does not have to be a negative thing. New opportunities could be round the corner if you look in the right places.

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With the pandemic effecting the jobs market and not for the better. Many people are going to have to look into new areas and roles for their new job. This can be a daunting experience if you have only worked in one sector. Getting the right advice and seeing how you can make the change, will make it less stressful and put you on the path to your new career. Here are 5 useful tips to making the transition.

  • 1. See what transferable skills you already have

    Go through your CV and see which skills could be a benefit to other industries, will help you to see the skills you already have. Team leading, customer service, communication and digital skills are needed in most roles and something that you can use to your strength.  Looking at job roles and seeing what skills employers are looking for, will give you a guide to what to include and what to leave out

  • 2.Take a course to retraining and join a new industry

Retraining can open up a world of different opportunities and industries you may nether have considered before. Find a course that allows you the time to learn the skills needed for roles you have been applying for. This will give you an advantage over other applicants as you will already have the skills and knowledge the employer is looking for. You will also build your confidence at a time when it can be easily knocked by being made redundant.

  • 3. Contact advisers to help

Finding websites and places that can give you guidance and support while going through this process will mean you are not going it alone. Organisations like the National Careers Service, can give you extra guidance in all different areas from learning providers for courses, employment guidance or just a place to talk to someone if you are finding it hard.

  • 4. Skill up

This may be the perfect opportunity to take a look at your CV and see if you have any gaps or skills that you are missing. With many courses being delivered online at the moment, it is a great time to join one and learn something to boost your career. Many employers will be looking to see if you have ‘future proofing’ skills such as Digital skills. Being able to add these skills to your CV and show that you have been proactive about your situation, will show future employers you are willing to make changes and improve.

  • 5. Skill up

This may be the perfect opportunity to take a look at your CV and see if you have any gaps or skills that you are missing. With many courses being delivered online at the moment, it is a great time to join one and learn something to boost your career. Many employers will be looking to see if you have ‘future proofing’ skills such as Digital skills. Being able to add these skills to your CV and show that you have been proactive about your situation, will show future employers you are willing to make changes and improve.

At Free2learn, we provide courses for people looking to go into key industry roles or boost their skills. We also provide the extra skills employers are looking for and are transferable from sector to sector. Whether you are retraining or looking to make a change, we can support you with this transition with help from our employability team and wellbeing officers. Go to: https://free2learn.org.uk/courses/ to find your next and new career.

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