Career Advice

How to Gain New Skills for Career Advancement

Collaborated Careers 12 September

Everyone reaches a point in their career where you feel as though you are no longer fulfilling your potential. Perhaps you’ve outgrown your current role. Maybe you even feel as though you are no longer adequately challenged in your current position. If you have reached a point in your career where you feel it is time to advance but are afraid you lack the skills to do so, there are simple steps you can take that will help you gain the necessary skills to advance your career. Here’s what you need to do.

Sign Up for and Attend Company Sponsored Workshops

Some of these workshops and training courses may even be sponsored by your business. Many businesses offer opportunities for employees to develop essential skills that will help you grow and develop into future leaders for the company. It is much more cost-effective for businesses to develop talent within the ranks than to recruit new talent for various positions.

Take Training and Businesses Development Courses Online

Whether your goal is to learn a specific skillset so you can be more “in demand” as an employee or you wish to learn management processes to make you a leader in your current organisation, there are courses offered online that will help you accomplish your goals. Many may even offer certifications for completion that you can include in your CV.

Volunteer in Roles that Allow You to Develop Critical Skills

Believe it or not, there are many skills you can develop as a volunteer. Different organisations have different needs and provide different experiences. However, volunteering is a great way to not only learn these new skills but to also put them into practice. As a bonus, you get to participate in events and activities that benefit others or the greater good.

Developing new skills to advance your career does take time and effort. However, it doesn’t have to be a financial hardship for you and your family. Especially when there are so many opportunities to improve and develop these skills with little or even no cost to you.