A lot of people look to the internet to learn new things in today’s online world. Fast answers are great if you want to learn something quickly, and the world of e-learning doesn’t stop there. E-learning is a convenient way to boost your knowledge, which can be done pretty much anywhere. E-learning tools are available in abundance, and you can study such a wide range of topics, so you’re sure to find something that will be beneficial to your personal and professional goals. 

So, how can you use e-learning to your advantage, and what tools can be used to get started?

The importance of developing your skills

Adopting a ‘never stop learning’ attitude throughout your life is important to ensure that you are continually developing. If you are upskilling your skills through the utilisation of relevant online training platforms, then it is likely you will be able to use the information you learn to inform your working life. 

As mentioned above, there are so many e-learning courses available online. You will be able to find a course that is directly related to your role, or linked in a way that will enable development and progression in your career.

How e-learning can set you apart from other candidates

When you are going through a recruitment process, a potential employer will often ask you about your hobbies and interests. If you have taken part in an online training programme, it is likely to set you apart from other candidates who haven’t done so. Independent study shows that you possess the drive and determination to better yourself, and these skills are considered very valuable by hiring managers across the board. 

Not only do these courses make your CV shine, but they also provide interesting talking points to discuss in the interview, which shows something about your personality that they may have not seen otherwise. People hire people, and showing your personality as well as your technical skills in an interview is crucial.

Tools to help you excel

At Michael Page, we are dedicated to helping you excel in your career and find the best roles for you. We have developed some great tools and formed strong partnerships to help you to upskill through the use of online platforms.

Skills checker tool

Our skills checker tool allows you to discover the skills you need to progress to the next stage in your career. Whether this is a promotion or a new role completely, you can search by job title to find out more about the skills and qualifications that employers are looking for in new hires.

New Skills Academy 

We partnered with the New Skills Academy to allow our candidates to better explore the training opportunities that are available to them online. You can use our skills checker tool to determine which skills to develop, then we with the New Skills Academy can offer discounted courses to upskill in those specific areas.

Using your new skills to broaden your horizon to new potential opportunities is a great way to develop yourself and your career, by taking it to the next level. If you are interested in browsing our extensive library of career advice, click here. Alternatively, if you’d like to speak to one of our consultants about new opportunities, get in touch today.

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