Competition for jobs is always fierce. It is not an easy process. So, don’t make it harder for yourself by having a basic resume. Do what you can to differentiate yourself from other candidates and enhance your marketability. One way is taking professional development courses and seminars. Sure you have years of experience in your field and lots of knowledge gained from that but when you couple that with formal education, especially if it is recent, you gain an edge over others.
Many companies have in-house training programs that are underutilized and an educational benefit that will pay for approved courses offered by colleges, universities and training companies. Inquire about what your current employer offers and take advantage of these programs, enrolling into short-term or semester long courses that are related to your field.
If your company doesn’t offer any supplemental training or reimbursement, you can find free events offered by Chambers of Commerce, trade associations and training companies like Dale Carnegie and the American Management Association. Very often they provide free workshops and webcasts that have great content with practical application in the workplace.
Once you have taken a program, don’t forget to add it to your resume and LinkedIn profile. Not only will taking these courses make you a stronger candidate, it will also show your prospective employer that you are committed to continuous learning and open to new ideas. Both are attractive qualities in every employee.
At Careerluxe, we are experts in showcasing skills, knowing there are proven ways to differentiate you from others. Contact us for a free resume critique and let us show you how.