With spring in the air, it is a great time to spring clean your life. GetMore believes change starts with you. Have you considered upskilling? There’s a common misconception that upskilling means leaving gainful employment to go back to university, but the reality is far more user friendly than most people think. You can enrol in a range of business related courses that you can complete either full time, part time, or at your own pace online, giving you the flexibility to reach your goal as quickly or slowly as you wish.
There are a number of reasons why the trend of upskilling is becoming popular, if not essential in today’s workforce. Employers want more out of their staff and work roles changing. Upskilling allows you to keep up with industry demands, but can also add value to you personally. Consider these four benefits to upskilling:
- Make yourself more employable
The search for a job can be tough, particularly in South Africa with its huge unemployment rate. Employers and recruitment agencies often receive hundreds of applications for any one job that they advertise. This is where upskilling can help set you apart. It may be that extra qualification on your CV that makes you stand out from the crowd, or get called back for an interview over someone else.
- Become a valuable employee
To an employer, seeing that someone has taken the initiative to upskill indicates a willingness to learn and demonstrates an eagerness to succeed and an openness to new opportunities. These are traits that any employer would value.
3. Advance your career
There is growing demand for effective leaders in the workplace, and those with the required skills are often well remunerated. If you want to advance your career, then it is well worth investing some time and energy to develop specific skills. Upskilling yourself is the best option to help you build on current skills, and to display to your peers your drive and commitment to furthering your career.
- Change your career
Upskilling is not just for those who want to stay in the same career, it may help you break out of a job that you merely tolerate, rather than “enjoy”. A change of career can seem daunting, but it does not necessarily mean starting from scratch. Think of the skills that you’ve gained in every job you’ve ever done, then determine which skills to develop in order to take you where you want. You might be closer to a whole new journey than you realise.
Take the next step and contact GetMore on 084 11 438 48 today to find out about what upskilling opportunities are available to you. Take the reins of your own career today by choosing to upskill yourself.