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Here’s Six Expert Tips For Rebooting Your Career In 2021 – Including Considering A Tech Apprenticeship

Published Tuesday, January 5, 2021
by Alicia Turner/
Here’s Six Expert Tips For Rebooting Your Career In 2021 – Including Considering A Tech Apprenticeship

Whether you’ve been made redundant from your job, your financial situation has changed or the 2020 lockdowns have given you pause for thought and inspired you to reassess, here are some top tips for restarting your career in a new year…

  1. Network, Refine Your CV (Curriculum Vitae) And Reboot: If you’ve been made redundant, Alex Hattingh the Chief People Officer for tech start-up Employment Hero, suggests leaning on your professional network via LinkedIn for advice, support and inside knowledge on who’s hiring. While doing this, you can keep browsing through job websites such and spend time updating and refining your CV. “Set yourself a goal to apply for a certain number of jobs per week - the more applications you put forward, the better your chances are of success,” she says. “Be sure to read job descriptions carefully and tailor your cover letter to each application.  Create search alerts so you are automatically notified when relevant positions are posted on-line.”
  2. Keep Bringing Fresh Skills To Your CV: On-line learning, or distance learning, is an alternative route to studying in a bricks-and-mortar school or university, and means you can add some extra strings to your bow in your free time. Charlotte Davies, a Careers Expert at LinkedIn, says: “One of the most valuable things you can do for your career - whether you’re looking to change jobs or not - is to continually improve your skills. An on-line learning course can help bridge the gap when you are transferring from one role to another and help you feel more confident.  You can access nearly (1,000) hours of learning courses on a range of topics on LinkedIn.”
  3. Consider A Tech Apprenticeship: Ben Hansford, who serves as a Managing Director of Apprenticeships at Firebrand Training, strongly urges those thinking about a career switch to consider a Tech Apprenticeship. “They’re open to all ages, are not determined on previous experience, and can reskill people faster than a university course would at a fraction of the cost,” Hansford says. “Apprentices are taught the most up-to-date courses and have the benefit of real business experience, being placed within a company to put what has been learned into practice.”

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