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Upskilling for Job Seekers - C&L ;

It’s a problem most unemployed individuals without experience face – companies generally only hire candidates with a pre-specified amount of experience, but it’s nearly impossible for you to actually get experience if nobody wants to hire you. It seems like a paradox, but there are steps you can take to make yourself more desirable for prospective employers. The easiest and most cost-effective step you can take is to upskill yourself. This article will tell you why.

Employers want to know that you are more than book smart and that you are actually capable of functioning (or even excelling) in their companies. The best way to do this is to upskill yourself. You will gain invaluable skills in your line of work and you will demonstrate to potential employers that you are serious about your career. This in turn will give you an edge over other candidates when applying for a job (note: it does not guarantee that you will get the job you want, but it will raise your chances of getting it significantly).

Here are a few more benefits to upskilling:

  • You will become more confident in your own abilities,
  • You will become more efficient and productive,
  • You will be able to keep your skills relevant and competitive,
  • You will learn how to cope with stress,
  • Your salary tends to go up the better qualified you are for a job,
  • It is a long-term economic investment – you will quickly earn back the money it cost to upskill yourself.

Upskilling is highly beneficial – whether you already have a degree and are looking to step into (or re-enter) the job market, or if you are already employed and you want to expand your horizons. C&L Skills Management specialises in the upskilling of individuals and delivering organisation-specific development programmes. All our courses are SETA-accredited and registered, and we have dedicated learner support systems and quality content delivery systems.

For more information, contact us at ciskad@clskillsmanagement.co.za.