CAREER DEVELOPMENT / JUN. 07, 2013
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The Importance of Gaining Qualifications for Career Progression

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As an employee in any job sector you will learn to understand the importance of developing your career by expanding upon your current qualifications. Increasing your qualifications base can take time however once acquired you will be in a position to improve your knowledge of your employment sector and work your way up the career ladder.

Gaining qualifications – why it matters

Improving your qualifications when working in an executive role is extremely important if you are to gain greater confidence, experience and knowledge within your area of expertise. Acquiring some new skills, whether from a short-term course or a longer, more globally recognized qualification, will enable you to cement your position within the workplace, whilst opening up a range of employment opportunities.

How additional qualifications can help

Improve your current job role

Improving on your qualifications will give you a better, broader and stronger understanding of your current job role. For example if you work in HR management within the Medical Staffing industry of a hospital, completing a specialist HR course will give you a greater understanding of this specific industry and of how to conduct yourself in the workplace. It will also enable you to broaden your responsibilities in the workplace, as oftentimes specific qualifications are needed in order to legally undertake a certain activity.

Undertaking an additional qualification will also enable you to learn more about the laws pertaining to your industry of expertise, which will consequently give you greater confidence when conducting yourself in the workplace.

Develop your career

Gaining additional qualifications related to your area of knowledge will give you a better chance to develop your career. In today’s competitive environment it is crucial that you acquire unique skills and knowledge in order to better stand out from the crowd and more easily develop your career. These additional qualifications will also help you when applying for jobs, whilst giving you greater confidence during the interview process. 

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