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It’s all too often that we get comfortable and complacent in our current roles. Once you’ve got a job that helps you pay the bills without causing you too much stress or frustration, it can be all too easy to let yourself focus only on the short-term.

While it’s important to focus on what’s demanded of you at your job once you’re in the door, it’s worth remembering that you won’t be there forever. This isn’t the 1950s when a significant number of people could be with the same company for nearly their entire working life; you need to plan for life after your current role.

That’s why whether you’re a chippy or a chartered accountant, you need to be upskilling at work. While this can be a daunting prospect for many people, it doesn’t have to be. It’s surprisingly easy to both meet the day to day requirements of your job while building a brighter future for yourself. Let us show you how.

Leading you to new heights

Taking the time to sit in on those ad hoc training sessions you never go to, or taking your boss up on those offers of going to that industry conference or out-of-office training day could lead to some great things in your career. Most people have a very narrow, linear view of education – it’s the thing you do before you’re employed. This couldn’t be further from how education should actually be treated; as something that’s woven through your entire life, helping you chart the course you want for your career.

Putting your hand up to go to those sessions could ultimately give you enough to be granted a qualification in your industry through recognition of prior learning. It won’t happen by accident – you’ll need to be find a qualification or an area that interests you and then actively look for opportunities to skill towards it – but with some focus, planning and diligence, you could accrue enough education to gain a formal qualification, giving you some leverage when you next talk to your boss about a raise, or another recruiter about a more powerful job.

Onward and upward

Once you think you’ve got enough education around a certain area, it’s time to talk to the professionals. Skills Certified is a highly respected institution helping people across Australia leverage their existing experience to get the qualifications they need for a better life. Speak to one of our team members today and find out what you could qualify for.

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