5 Reasons Why You Should Up-skill

Expanding your skill-set is undoubtedly a good idea for many reasons, here’s our top 5!

In an ever competitive job market whether you are looking for your first job or for a promotion it is very likely that your skills, as well as your positive attitude, will give you the edge over your competition. Expanding your skillset as much as possible is a good idea for many more reasons…here’s our top 5.

  1. Develop your personal currency

At the end of the day you are in charge of your own destiny. Demonstrate that you can take initiative by taking charge of yourself. Those who up-skill are likely to have higher levels of productivity and better performance overall making them more valuable to an organisation. With an increasing amount of skilled workers in the labour market as well as outsourced labour, it is more important than ever to make yourself irreplaceable. If your skills are outdated, you may be first to feel the pinch.

  1. Open the window to employment opportunities

The more skills you have the more windows you can open. Finding great opportunities is the key to creating a promising career. Developing your skills in your chosen field is a great way not only to expand your knowledge but also to create your own opportunities. Clever up-skilling allows you to accumulate a variety of skills in different areas, which can open up opportunities to a new job, new company or a new profession altogether.

  1. Increase your salary

The more skills you have the more valuable you are to your business. The more valuable you are to a business, the more money you can earn. Up-skilling may ensure that you earn a better rate of pay.

  1.  You might enjoy it!

There’s nothing more rewarding than learning something new. Sometimes you won’t realise you like something or are good at it, until you give it a try. Up-skilling is as much about self development as it is about career development.

  1. Meet like minded people

Up-skilling will not only help you expand on your knowledge but also your network, because sometimes it is also about who you know!

Wednesday 26 July 2017 | Imelda Rey

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