Whether it’s a position at the shops, on a job site, or in an office complex, competition for employment is fierce right now. With so many applicants and so few openings, employers can cherry-pick the best-of-the-best to fill their vacancies, so it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re competitive.
Improving your employability can go a long way in securing yourself a new position, but it’s not just one thing. Your employability is the combination of your education, previous work experience, skills, and even things like your professionalism, motivation, and communication.
Improving just one of these aspects could make the difference that puts you above the rest. Here are just a few ways you can help yourself to stand out.
One of the best ways to improve your employability is to upskill and improve your education. Completing a diploma, certification, or degree shows employers not only that you’re qualified, but also that you’re serious about your career and have the drive to succeed. Upskilling also opens doors to new industries and higher-level positions. For example, upskilling with an SIBT Diploma of Arts could get you into roles in creative industries, NGOs, or media and communications.
Now is the perfect opportunity
With the job market fiercely competitive, now is the time to set yourself up for long-term success. By upskilling and improving your education while employment is hard to come by, you’re putting yourself in the best position for when the economy improves.
This doesn’t mean you have to start an expensive, multi-year Uni journey, though. You can gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in tomorrow’s economy in just 8-12 months with SIBT, with no upfront costs thanks to FEE-HELP. This way you can help put yourself ahead of the rest in just a few months. However, if you do decide a Uni degree is the way to go, you have the option of direct entry from SIBT into Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus, for year 2 of your chosen bachelor’s degree.
Volunteering is a fantastic way to improve your soft skills and gain extra experience, all while furthering a good cause. It also shows potential employers that you’re proactive and eager to contribute; exactly the kind of person they’d be looking to hire.
Volunteering to help raise awareness for a cause is a great way to develop your communication and marketing skills, useful for employment in advertising and PR. Further development of these skills through a Diploma of Media and Communications at SIBT helps demonstrate that you know how to connect with customers and shows companies that you could be a good face for their brand.
Improve your soft skills
Soft skills are crucial to success in any arena. Teamwork, communication, and time management are becoming more important than ever, and as such they are receiving more and more emphasis from employers. These can be improved through numerous methods, but practical experience is the best way to develop them, which is why they’re crucial components of all of our courses.
There are plenty of hot-tips and tricks to help boost your chances of landing a job, but you can never go wrong with a bit of self-improvement. Improving soft skills and experience is undoubtedly important, but improving your education is crucial, especially for entry-level positions.
By upskilling and boosting your credentials you’re setting yourself up for long-term prosperity, ultimately making yourself more valuable to future employers and improving your chances of starting your dream career. Graduating with an SIBT Diploma in just 8 to 12 months is the perfect way to get started on the road to success, and with the flexibility to continue on to a full 3-year Uni degree, there’s no reason not to put yourself ahead of the game. Enquire today!