Five courses to boost overall employability

When people study, they’re often working towards a specific goal. They have a career in mind, and they’ll do the courses that they need to get there.

But, there are general ways to boost your employability. These courses don’t just help with specific careers, but with making you a more appealing person to hire.


A course in British Sign Language is always a good thing to do.

More than 150,000 people speak British Sign Language. Many of these find retail environments, businesses and events inaccessible. You could really appeal to any employer by helping them to accommodate their customers. By learning BSL, you become a much better choice for customer-facing roles.

Office Admin

An office administration course isn’t just good for aspiring receptionists. It teaches important IT skills that all employers look for, including the use of key pieces of software.

Employers want their employees to have at least minimal levels of computer literacy. You won’t need expert skills for most jobs, but should be able to find your way around a computer (and do admin effectively).

Minute Taking

Sitting in business meetings is an important part of many jobs and careers. Your employer will love to see practical skills on your CV, like proof of a minute taking course. Taking minutes is an important job during meetings, but not one that many can do. You can sell yourself by offering up your minute-taking skills for staff meetings.

Microsoft Office Essentials

Apparently, 66% of office workers use Excel hourly, so show prospective employers that you know your way around Word and Excel. Show prospective employers that you know your way around Word and Excel. Whether you’re working with spreadsheets, typing up notes or creating presentations, a course in Microsoft Office Essentials will help you to develop your skills.

Social Media Marketing

An Advanced Diploma in Social Media Marketing can help you get ahead of the competition. Businesses understand the need to connect with their customers on social media, but very few know how to use it to its full potential. With a qualification in social media marketing, you can show that you’ll help the business on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

To improve your employability, focus on transferable skills. Fill your CV, and show those employers what you’ve got.


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November 15, 2023
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