What Employers in Wicklow want in 2021

07/01/21

The start of a new year will often bring new opportunities, as companies re-assess their needs for the year ahead, and people taking the opportunity to change careers or industries.

This year more than ever, with the rise of remote working and other logistical challenges, employers will be paying particular attention to what candidates can offer, both through their experience, qualifications and skillset.

In this article, we take a look at some of the key areas that can help you secure the career you want, and how to improve your job prospects.

First though, a key tip on how your CV can make all the difference when it comes to making a strong first impression.

Start treating your CV as a living document

You might think that your CV is the finished article, but to really stand out from the crowd you need to tailor your CV for the position you are applying for.

What does this mean? In short, you need to amplify how your skills and experience match the job description. For example, if an employer is looking for candidates who are flexible and can think on their feet, provide an example of how you did this in a previous role on your CV.

A CV that addresses the key requirements of a position will stand out from the rest of the applications, and is worth the effort in the long run.

Don’t neglect your soft skills

Now more than ever, employers will be keen to speak to candidates who can display their soft skills. Communication, teamwork and leadership are more important than ever in the current climate, and will be high on any employer’s list of priorities.

If you feel you can improve these skills, Pitman Training Wicklow offer flexible Courses designed to bridge those skill gaps, and help you stand out from the crowd.

Experience isn’t everything

Some job listings will give requirements relating to relevant experience, but this does not necessarily mean you can’t apply if you don’t have the experience employers are looking for.

It may be that you have experience in a similar area, or you can display through previous roles the experience you have that relates to the position.

Another alternative is to enrol in a Course or Diploma that provides practical experience for your chosen career.

Training and courses

Courses & Diplomas can give you the opportunity to gain new hard and soft skills, from IT & Tech courses to Management & Leadership Diplomas. Practical and career-focused courses can help you upskill for particular roles and give you the skills and experience you need for your chosen career path.

A short course may give you what you need, but there are also lots of Certificates and Accredited Diplomas that will make your CV stand out, and more importantly help you to gain the skills you will need.

If you are unsure about your own career progression or the skills you need for the job you want, why not get in touch with us at Pitman Training Wicklow for a free career consultation? Our Course Advisors in Kilcoole are available for career consultations with no obligation, to help you find the right opportunities for you.

To get in touch or to arrange an appointment, call 01 281 2428, WhatsApp/SMS 086 065 8570 or email [email protected]!

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