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Finding the perfect job is definitely part of the puzzle, but it isn’t everyone’s ideal solution.
Finding the right qualification for your career can be just the thing to help you take it to the next level. But what happens if you’re not sure where to turn? Well, you’re in luck.
As well as having 160,000 jobs available on the site, there are also almost 2,000 different courses and qualifications to choose from to help enhance your career prospects.
If you’re not sure where to start, here are some of our most popular courses to inspire you:
I’m ‘the organised one’…
Are you always the one arranging nights out? Does a lack of organisation and proper planning fill you with dread? If the answer’s ‘yes’, becoming a Project Manager could be the perfect fit for you.
One of the most widely recognised project management courses available is PRINCE2®. It’s become the industry standard for many companies, and is often considered a pre-requisite when looking for project management vacancies.
For those just starting out, the PRINCE2®Foundation course has no entry requirements and can be taken online or in a classroom setting. You’ll learn how to manage, control and organise a project, and, once qualified, you’ll be able to start applying for entry-level project management roles.
I’m good with money…
If your strengths are more numerical in nature, there are many courses which can help you turn your natural aptitude for numbers into an actual career.
Think you have to have a business degree to become an Accountant? Think again. An AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification can be studied regardless of age, experience or previous qualifications, and they’re specifically designed to give students all the practical skills they need to build a career in finance.
If bookkeeping’s more your thing, then you’re in luck. IAB courses are a great start, and courses are available right now.
I want to learn a new language…
Parlez-vous français? Would you like to?
Rosetta Stone is a globally recognised computer-assisted language learning programme, and teaches more than 30 languages to millions of students across the world. GCSE French it is not…
You can learn at your own pace and get started as soon as you sign up using their interactive computer programmes. What’s more, they offer one-on-one training with a native speaker at times that suit you, not to mention a range of free demos to try before you buy.
Not only can a new language be a great way to enhance your CV, it can also open the door to a world of possibilities.
I’m ‘the doodler’…
You know the teacher who said you can’t turn doodling into a career? Well, they were wrong.
There’s a whole host of careers open to those most comfortable with a pencil or paintbrush in their hands, and we’re not just talking Graphic Designer. Web Design is a great way to combine a love of technology with your artistic side, and also turn your hobbies and habits into a viable career.
To get started in the industry, however, you’ll need more than the ability to sketch on demand. Learning industry-standard programmes, such as Adobe Flash, Photoshop and Dreamweaver, is a necessity for anyone interested in Web Design and can be combined into one package to make the most of your time.
I want to be creative…
It’s a little known fact, but it’s possible to be a creative soul but have no ability to draw whatsoever (doodling or otherwise). If coming up with innovative copy and great ideas are more your sort of thing, a career in Marketing may be the perfect outlet.
For anyone looking to become a Marketing Assistant, a CIM Introductory Certificate in Marketing can help kick-start your career and set you apart from the crowd. It covers the fundamentals of marketing, including writing a marketing plan, understanding customer behaviour and segmenting and targeting customers to meet specific needs.
And, if you’re better in small doses, Social Media courses are also available for those who can formulate their ideas in 140 characters or les…
Finally, it’s never too late to learn
If you’ve always wanted to study for a degree but never had the time (and/or money) to go away to University, there are plenty of other options available to you.
The Open University feature a number of their courses on reed.co.uk, offering degree certifications in everything from Engineering and Computing & IT through to Business Studies, Business Management and Maths. They even offer Masters Degrees in a range of disciplines, allowing you to continue at a fraction of the cost.
So, whatever your interest and whatever your passion, start learning now.
Learn today, job tomorrow…
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