With access to more apprenticeships and courses in 2016 than ever before, our chances to develop and progress are bigger than they’ve ever been. Whether you’re just starting out in your career, or you’re mid to senior level looking at getting that extra push in your career, it’s key to understand that the options are there if we want them. In this article we’ve listed some of the main reasons why you should look at improving your CV.
- Get access to different niches
Not only do training courses allow you to get experience working within particular niches, but they also give you an edge against your employees. If you are already in a certain position you may be tempted into thinking that the route to get ahead isn’t possible. However, with the amount of training courses out there, this means that taking an additional course off your own back could be the perfect opportunity for how you get ahead and show off to more senior staff.
- Networking events
The availability of networking is easily done now a day’s when the opportunities are pretty much on our door steps. One way to go about things is to physically go to networking events where you can merge with people face to face. With different networking events up and down the country, you won’t be short of finding somewhere that suits your needs. Whether you want a more generalised event which covers a number of different topics or something a bit more specific make sure you sign up and have a look at what would be the best option for you.
- Networking – LinkedIn
If networking in person takes you out of your comfort zone, then you can have faith knowing that there’s an alternative solution. The online platform LinkedIn allows you to network with a large number of people from different backgrounds. Not only can you access a whole platform of contacts, but you can see their experience to work out the relevance of working/speaking to them.
All in all, make sure you do your research before you start jumping into a pathway. There may be potential opportunities in your current workplace if you’re keen to push yourself to pursue them.