How You Can Retrain To Be More Attractive To Employers.

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For anyone looking for a new position, the prospect of hitting the job sites every morning can be extremely daunting, if not overwhelming. With the world the way it is at the moment, it can be downright scary. However, it is always worth remembering that you never need to be defined by your past experience when it comes to finding your new job. The competition is fierce, but it is up to you to find ways to make yourself more appealing, to stand out from the pack, and show that you have the drive and the resilience to keep improving yourself.

One of the best ways to show an employer that you have that ability is with additional learning and retraining. There’s a big difference between explaining how your experience in a past position could potentially be transferrable and showing that you have put the hours in to actually fit the sector you want to work in. Here are a few options.

Attend An Online Course

Throughout lockdown, many of us have headed online to try and boost our skillsets, but we’re not just talking about free language apps and home improvement video tutorials. There are a wealth of online courses available on pretty much any subject imaginable from accredited schools and universities. It is a commitment, but it’s absolutely one that is worth taking, and you can avoid paying out too much money up-front with a student loan. Take some time to think about how a course can give you the knowledge base you need to move forward in your career.

Sign Up For An Apprenticeship

Sometimes you just cannot beat a bit some practical hands-on experience. If you’re heading out of school or university and you know where you want to be headed, an apprenticeship is a fantastic way of logging hours, developing skills, and building relationships in your chosen industry. However, apprenticeships aren’t just for teenagers. Employing An Apprentice has all the information you need about how an adult apprenticeship can help you retrain for the career change you need. What better way is there to get your foot on that ladder? 

Part-Time Education

Many of us don’t have the luxury of being able to commit to retraining full time. There’s the financial stress that comes with leaving a job that’s paying the bills, not to mention the fact that we have family responsibilities to take care of. However, just because you can’t make a new 9-5 work just yet, there’s no reason why you cannot find a course schedule that works for you. There are many colleges and universities that offer part-time and distance learning courses specifically for those with other life commitments. Although you will tend to find that these courses are inevitably a bit longer than their full-time equivalents, they can also be a bit cheaper, and the flexibility means that you don’t have to give everything up while you’re preparing for the next step. And, as we mentioned, more and more learning is heading online so part-time options are everywhere.

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