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I want to boost my skills.

A good place to start when it comes to boosting your skills is identifying the specific areas where you want to grow or gain knowledge. To do this you could:

  • Research industry trends
  • Speak to an expert working in the field you are interested.
  • Read up on recent success stories.

If you want to learn more about the skills required to work in different sectors, you can read our working in different sectors here.

Once you’ve pinpointed the skills you want to develop, come up with a plan that fits in with your job search ambitions. Think about enrolling in online courses, workshops or attending conferences.

You can also gain practical experience through internships or volunteer opportunities.

Once your skills journey is underway, stay up to date with the latest developments by subscribing to newsletters, reading relevant articles and participating in online forums. Platforms like LinkedIn, Coursera and Udemy provide easy access to online courses, many of which are free.

Working with a mentor, either in-person or online, can boost your confidence as well as provide you with practical guidance and knowledge. Don’t forget, learning new skills takes time but commitment and a willingness to adapt will set you apart in today’s every-changing job market.

National Careers Service

If you need additional support, then you can contact National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.