Getting noticed by employers: free guide from Home Learning College reveals all

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Home Learning College has produced a free guide called ‘Boosting Your Career: What Employers Want to See on Your CV’ which contains advice on personal development and outlines the positive impact of gaining professional qualifications.

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“With competition for jobs so fierce, professional qualifications can make a real difference to someone’s employment prospects and career progression.”

Up to 70 people are chasing each job vacancy in Britain today*, while the CIPD’s Learning and Talent Development Survey 2012 shows that employees receive an average of just 24 hours of training per year. This high level of competition, and increased onus on the individual to enhance their skills, is the reason Home Learning College has produced a free guide for ambitious professionals. ‘Boosting Your Career: What Employers Want to See on Your CV’ contains advice on personal development and outlines the positive impact of gaining professional qualifications.

Home Learning College’s own research reveals that three quarters of adults in employment say it is harder to move jobs nowadays without the right study credentials. A further survey of 500 recent Home Learning College students shows almost half (43per cent) have more confidence when applying for jobs thanks to their new qualification.

Topics covered in the guide include:

  •     Why professional study is so important
  •     Understanding qualification levels
  •     Choosing the right course
  •     How distance learning works
  •     The benefits of distance learning
  •     Choosing a training provider

‘Boosting Your Career: What Employers Want to See on Your CV’ is free to download here: http://www.homelearningcollege.co.uk/Boosting-Your-Career.

“With competition for jobs so fierce, professional qualifications can make a real difference to someone’s employment prospects and career progression,” says Academic Director Dave Snow. “Professional accreditations exist for most industries and can often be gained in a relatively short period of time when compared against academic courses such as GCSEs, A Levels or degrees. Modern distance learning techniques also mean that study can be fitted around even the busiest lifestyles.

Lynda Smith gained her CIM Certificate in Marketing with Home Learning College. She comments: “Prior to this course I had gained many years of practical marketing experience, but no professional qualifications. Achieving CIM Certification has added tangibility to the mix, enhancing my role and job satisfaction. As well as enhancing my CV, it has provided grounding for future studies.”

*Association of Graduate Recruiters 2012

About Home Learning College
Home Learning College is the largest provider of professional distance learning courses in the UK, with 50,000 current students.

All Home Learning College courses lead to CV-enhancing, employer recognised qualifications, including AAT, CIM, Sage, CompTIA, Microsoft, ICB and CIW. Subjects covered include book-keeping, accounting, IT and computing, web design and many more.

Home Learning College students benefit from a dedicated in-house tutoring service and the Virtual Learning Community - an online learning environment which facilitates the delivery of course material and peer networking. Students are also eligible for the NUS Extra card from the National Union of Students (NUS), allowing them to enjoy the savings and services available with the discount card.

For more information on all courses visit Home Learning College, follow us on Twitter @home_learning or check out student testimonials and other video content on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/homelearningcollege

Contact:
Tor Goldfield
Content Marketing and Communications Manager
Home Learning College
Tel: 020 8080 9258
Mobile: 07843 335606
Email: tor.goldfield (at) homelearningcollege (dot) com

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