How tempting is your CV? Is it full of desirable qualifications, great training and a proven track record? Is there enough to attract the attentions of a prospective employer, or is it a little tired looking with training gaps that leave you looking like an also-ran? Instead of trying to cover those gaps up with hyperbole and bluffs (which any prospective employer will see straight through), it might be time to fill in your CV potholes with some decent training.

Making you look good

Training doesn’t just improve your qualifications. It also improves your image with prospective employers by proving to them that you’re willing to continuously improve your skills set. Nobody wants to employ someone that is only willing to do the ‘bare minimum’ to get by. Employers are looking for dynamic team players that are willing to tackle challenges head on. A CV that demonstrates this through continuous personal development and training is going to be much more attractive compared to a CV that was last updated five years ago.

Show you’re keen

Additional training shows that you’re keen to advance your career. While you may not be after the boss’s job yet, you still need to show that you’re willing to push yourself out of your comfort zone and tackle challenges that less experienced or well trained candidates might shy away from. It also reassures a prospective employer that, even if you do have gaps in your skills set, you’re the type of candidate that is willing to undergo further training to fill in those gaps. Don’t underestimate the importance of this. It can mean the difference between being called for interview and being rejected out of hand.


But it’s not enough just to do training course after training course for the sake of filling up page two of your CV. You have to be able to demonstrate that you’ve understood the training and that you know how to apply it in the real world. Anyone can excel in a classroom. The question that prospective employers will be asking is can this candidate demonstrate the ability to put this training into real life application? So choose your training wisely. Don’t choose training that may look great on paper but in reality has little or no bearing on the job you’re applying for.

Demonstrating teamwork abilities

Training isn’t just about advancing your own career. It’s also an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to work as part of a team. Taking additional training demonstrates a desire to be a proactive team player, and that can be very attractive to a prospective employer. Once again, having the ability to demonstrate how you’ve put this training into practice can also enhance your employment prospects.

So if your CV is looking a little outdated, avoid the frustration of rejection after rejection for your next job and spend a little time ‘filling in the gaps’. It might mean that you have to wait for a few months before you start sending out application letters. But the results could be much more positive in the long run if you’ve shown future employers that you’re up to date with best practice, are willing to learn through additional training and know how to apply that training in the real world.

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