How to Enhance Your CV Without Leaving the House

Published on April 6, 2020

If you are looking for a new job, or a change of career, it is important to be as best prepared as you can. Making sure you have the right experience and skills is key to landing your dream job. But sometimes that can be very time-consuming! But did you know there are great ways to enhance your CV without leaving the house?

There are quite a few really valuable things you can do to boost your CV, experience, and skills, all from home. Key is to find the right ways!

So how do you enhance your CV without leaving the house?

Online resources

Let’s share the secret immediately: the internet! Although it will forever divide opinions, everyone can agree that the internet is a vast source of accessible information for everyone. Whether you are looking for an article with more information, a specific skill or a video tutorial. It is all there only a mouse click away – and what an easy way to enhance your CV without leaving the house.

If you are starting to use the internet for something specific to boost your CV though, you want to really know what you are looking for. Just reading one article about being a housekeeper does not make you one. Watching a video about someone setting a table does not make you a silver service professional.

So make sure you know what you are looking for. Use the online resources as a way of finding out a new interest of yours. Are you stuck in a job you do not like but are not sure what to do next? Start browsing different jobs, and you can read all about what that job could mean. It’s a great way of already getting an insight into whether it might be a path you want to take.

It can also be a great way of turning a hobby or passion into a job. Are you a keen photographer? Use the internet to research what it would take to set up your own photography business! Have you always wanted to make money by cleaning houses? This is your chance to start a cleaning business! You can use social media and online advertising in very clever ways to get your name out there, and in this way – enhance your CV from home.

Official Training

So besides many free articles and videos you can find online, you can also step things up a bit. If you are really serious about wanting to enhance your CV from you, you need to look at more official training routes. And luckily, the internet still delivers here! To really add value to your CV without leaving the house, you should do an official, recognised training course.

There are many great, recognised training providers who nowadays have managed to translate their training into online versions of its content. You can find this is all sectors and areas, and even some university degrees are now available for full online training!

Doing official training, albeit online, is really a great way to boost your CV. Future employers will always look at the skills and education section on your CV. So to have relevant courses, training and qualifications for the job you are applying for can really make you stand out. Especially if you are applying for a job in a crowded job market where you might be going up against hundreds of other applicants, you really want to make sure to enhance your CV before applying. So that you really stand out!

Doing relevant and suitable training always looks good for a new employer. It looks like you take the role seriously, so much so that you have invested time and money in the subject relevant to the job – to become better at it. It will also give your employer the confidence that you have certain skills – from your training – that do not have to be taught anymore.

Before you sign up – know what the payment, cancellation and possible refund policy is. You can read more about the European rules on guaranteed, canceling and returning of online purchases here.

What to look for in Online Training

Online training and courses are a great way to enhance your CV from home. But they can be a very messy business, so you want to be really mindful about where you will spend your money on. There are many great training providers out there, online and online. But before you spend your well-earned money, make sure to know it’s going to the right place.

Recognised provider

Firstly, is the training provider a recognises business? Have they provided training before, maybe face to face, or is this the first thing they do? Don’t be alarmed when a provider offers online training only – it might be their specialty. However, you should still be able to see proof of this. Reviews are a great indication of this. Not just on their website, but on their google and Facebook pages too. If you are unsure, could you ask to speak to a previous student who has completed the course? This can also give you some more insight into what the course will really be like!

Contact & guidance

Can you speak to someone about the training course you want to book, or is it just a website with an online link for you to pay and sign up? Any company should really be contactable over email and phone – especially if you would be spending your money with them! So make sure to try and give them a call and ask any questions you may have about the online training. They should be able to give you all the answers or at least point you in the right direction.

Also, is the online training course interactive, will you be able to speak to a trainer, will they be monitoring your progress? Or are you just following online lectures and courses, with written course work? Either can work well but think about the type of training you are looking for. Some are just not suited for a text-only approach.

If you are for example looking to do online training in butlering, housekeeping, or silver service, you really should have videos to showcase you how things are done and what it should look like. There should also be enough interaction where possible with trainers to monitor your progress. Especially if you are doing 1-1 training, you should be given contact hours with a trainer to make sure you are learning the right things and focusing on what you should improve on.

Certifications

Does your online training give you a certificate at the end of the course? If you are going to spend time and money on an online training course, it is important to be able to get something out of it you can show your (future) employer afterward! Some institutions might only give a certification after you will have successfully passed their training or just an acknowledgment of participation. Understand what is important for you – and your (future) employer and make sure to check what the online training provider will offer!

How can Polo & Tweed help?

Polo & Tweed are an internationally recognised training provider who offer all their training online too! With the latest technology, the best trainers in the industry and outstanding video skills the whole Polo & Tweed training catalogue is available online too. Whether you are looking to become a housekeeper, boost your silver service skills or understand what it takes to become a butler – there is an online course for you. 

Might this be something for you? We would love to speak with you further to work out how best we can help with your training needs so do call on +44(0)203 858 0233 or get in touch here. Whether you are an individual looking to advance or an organisation looking for support we are here to help, online and offline!

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