Opportunity – it’s a powerful word that’s often used in business but applies equally in a career context. Starting any new career is all about ‘Opportunity’. You may have completed a new qualification to gain some base level skills for a new career, and whether it’s a Certificate IV or a Degree, it’s designed to help you get your foot in the door.
Sometimes, that training is enough to open doors and create opportunity, and sometimes it’s not.
It’s quite true that some people develop their base level skills through practical ‘on the job’ experience in the field where it’s been taught to them over time. They may have entered the industry or started with an employer via a different job, and through an opportunity could transition into a new role. That practical experience may be enough to open doors with that particular company, but it may not create opportunity in the broader employment market place.
Training will give you effective base level skills as an entry point into a new career, or perhaps as a catalyst for promotion. Practical ‘on the job’ experience develops those skills into a level of expertise that will make an employee a valuable and productive member of the team.
Most companies are looking for people with base level skills attained through some form of formal training, together with practical experience.
Individually, they may open some doors, but together they open far more.
Look at it this way, as you fill your glass of success ready to toast the opportunities before you, training will help fill half the glass, and experience will fill the other half. Then you can raise it in celebration!
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