We learn new skills at college and university and through hobbies and extracurricular activities. But we often forget that our work can also be a useful arena in which to gain new skills that could stand us in good stead for another rung up on the career ladder. Today we’re going to take a look at some of the training courses you can go on while still at work. There may be options to talk to your employee about funding these, or you may have to fund it yourself but be given the time off to take the course. More often than not, though, if the course you present to your boss looks like it will benefit the company, they’ll probably enroll you and other team members on it.
If You’re In HR
There are many professional development and HR training courses that can help benefit your career. Such courses can also push you further up the human resources ladder. Human resources team members are an important asset to many companies. Their focus is on recruiting and hiring new employees and managing current employees. They are essential in keeping a company successful regarding staff. Nowadays HR is often invited into the executive room. Here they talk about processes and business solutions to help improve the company’s organization of people. Therefore it essential that you have the right training under your belt. If you are keen to stay in HR but move towards more managerial positions it may be time to go on some development courses. These can include employment law, negotiating skills, assertiveness in management and managing organizational change. As laws and regulations are constantly updated, it is essential to stay on top of everything.
If You’re In Social Media
In recent years social media has had a huge impact on many businesses. Most companies who want to achieve brand awareness now put a lot more effort into their online presence. And many companies employ a whole social media team. It may be that you are part of that team but wish to develop your skills further. There are many courses and training programs out there that can help you. These include courses such as teaching you how to create successful Instagram collaborations. And courses in social media analytics and SEO and PPC. It may be that you work in social media, but it would be beneficial to know coding. Reach out to your company and ask if they would be willing to send you on a training course. Showing you are ambitious and interested in career development is seen as an asset to an employer. It pays to continuously be aware of new trends and programs that may set you and your company apart from the competition.
No matter what line of work you are in, you should ask your company if they offer any safety courses that you can participate in. Not only can these come in handy in emergencies but they are great skills to add to your CV. There are courses in everything from First Aid to Fire Safety and Risk Assessment. And also occupational safety and health administration.
Presentations And Public Speaking
Are you are in a job that requires you to create presentations and participate in public speaking? If so, you may find it beneficial to go on a course that helps develop these skills. It may be that you slipped through the net when it came to learning PowerPoint. If so, there are day courses available to teach you how it works. Or perhaps you want to hone your public speaking skills so you can showcase the brand you work for in the best way. There are one-to-one workshops and longer courses that can all improve your skills. This type of training can help develop your confidence in communication and increase your sales and influence approach. It can also help hone your body language and gravitas in the workplace. These courses are great for those in PR and sales. And also for Directors/CEOs, team leaders and front of house staff.
If You’re In Beauty
If you work in beauty, it may be that you are trained in hairdressing, makeup or massage. But how about adding another string to your bow and developing your skill set further. You can take eyebrow threading courses, hair extension courses or bridal makeup training. Learning new skills in your industry can be appealing to new employers. It also gives you a way of branching out and setting up your own beauty business too.