(External) Back To Work | Make Your Way Up: Identify And Bridge Your Skills Gap
Back To Work | Make Your Way Up: Identify And Bridge Your Skills Gap
Do you want to learn more about how to map your way up and bridge your skills gap? Join this webinar!
Date: Wednesday, September 15
Time: 2 PM CDT – 3:30 PM CDT
This session is part of Back To Work | Relaunch Your Career Post-Pandemic, a free week-long summit with the aim of getting your Career Back in Shape! Check out the full schedule here!
Jacqueline Twillie, Founder and President of ZeroGap.co, ZeroGap.co
Andrew Blevins, Manager, Talent Sourcing & Leadership Recruitment, Blend
Jenn Walker Wall, Career Strategist & Consultant, Work Wonders Careers
Alexander Ansari, Learning and Development Manager, Samsung
Stephanie Vaughn, Instructor, Computer Science
In order to find your dream jobs, you must get closer to being an ideal candidates. One aspect of this is to bridge any gaps between your own skill set and those of the perfect candidate.
Educate yourself on the job market. Each job is different, but it will provide a general idea of any gaps that are there. When reviewing job posts, pay attention to the details. What is actually a requirement and what is preferred? Did the company quantify what are they looking for? Compare these details to your own background. Do you have any transferable skills? How about internship or volunteer work that is applicable? While it might not be ideal, you may be able to present your experience in a way that meets the company’s need.
Look for ways you can fill gaps while working and/or looking for your next job opportunity. This can be done by volunteering, taking a temporary work assignment, enrolling in classes or earning a certification.