Know Your Skills
What are they and why are they important?
Certain jobs require a subset of skills that are job specific. These are called Domain-Specific Skills. Examples of Domain Specific Skills would be Finance, Accountancy, Secretarial or Warehouse. A prospective employer would require someone to possess the relevant Domain Skills in order to consider them for a particular job vacancy.
Transferable skills are not always obvious to the company recruiting or the individual looking for work. So it’s important for someone to know where and how their skills can be applied and appeal to employers, especially when considering a career change.
Qualification Verses Experience
Which are more valuable?
It is not always beneficial to hold a qualification as not all employers or roles require it and therefore experience may be preferential in these circumstances.
It is important to research your desired career in order to establish what training, experience or qualifications to undertake to meet your objectives.
Some jobs require an employee to hold a specific qualification in order to legally employ them to carry out the role.
There are certain instances when a role may be advertised as requiring a qualification or equivalent experience. This may be due to a recent change in legislation that does not require certain groups, which predate this to comply with the new legislation in order to remain in the profession. Alternatively it may be mandatory for unqualified individuals to gain certification regardless of this to remain in the employment.
This may be achieved through subsequent training and examination.