Changing job or career

Using learning to change job

Learning not only improves your skills and confidence, it will have other benefits when applying for jobs.

Taking a course will give you something constructive to put on your CV and to talk about in interviews. This is particularly beneficial if the learning can be directly related to the job, but all types of learning can help.

As well as the opportunity to gain a qualification and develop your skills, knowledge and understanding, employers are impressed when adults return to or continue to develop their learning because it demonstrates:

  • your self-motivation and commitment
  • that you can manage your time by juggling study with other responsibilities
  • that you are prepared to work hard to achieve your goals
  • that you are committed to continual professional development

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