How to upskill yourself into a future-proof role at your current company

Posted on 8 Sep 2023
How to upskill yourself into a future-proof role at your current company

Whether you took some time off over the summer or have been working hard throughout, I hope this newsletter finds you fit, well and raring to go!

We've had a busy time of it at Aspire Jobs, we've moved office - within the same building, but to a larger suite so that's kept us busy. Plus getting ready for Becky's return from maternity leave on September 18th. We can't wait to have her back!  Hopefully, in our next newsletter, I'll be able to share some further team expansion news... watch this space.

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Upskilling yourself into a future-proof role at your current company involves taking proactive steps to develop new skills and knowledge that align with the organisation's evolving needs.

Here are some steps to help you achieve this (source

  • Identify Future Roles: Start by researching and understanding the emerging roles and skills that will be in demand in your industry and company. Look for job postings within your organisation or other similar companies to get an idea of the skills required for these roles.
  • Set Clear Goals: Define specific, achievable goals for your upskilling journey. Determine the skills you want to acquire and the timeline in which you plan to achieve them. This will help you stay focused and motivated throughout the process.
  • Talk to Your Manager: Initiate a conversation with your manager or supervisor to discuss your career aspirations and the skills you want to develop. They may be able to offer guidance, support, or even suggest relevant training opportunities within the company.
  • Leverage Internal Resources: Many companies offer internal training programs, workshops, or online courses for employees. Check if your company has any learning and development initiatives that align with your upskilling goals.
  • Seek Mentorship: If possible, seek out mentors within your company who have experience in the roles you aspire to. They can offer valuable insights, guidance, and advice on how to achieve your career objectives.
  • Online Courses and Certifications: Explore online platforms like Coursera, Udemy, LinkedIn Learning, and others to find courses and certifications that align with the skills you want to develop. These platforms often offer flexible learning options that allow you to study at your own pace.
  • Attend Workshops and Webinars: Keep an eye out for workshops, webinars, and conferences within your industry. Participating in these events can provide valuable networking opportunities and keep you updated on the latest trends and technologies.
  • Work on Real Projects: Apply the skills you are learning to real projects within your current role. This will not only reinforce your learning but also demonstrate your initiative and value to the company.
  • Build a Portfolio: If relevant to your upskilling journey, create a portfolio of your work and projects to showcase your newly acquired skills. This can be useful when applying for future roles within the company.
  • Stay Adaptable and Open-Minded: The job market and company needs can change rapidly. Stay adaptable and open to learning new skills even after you achieve your initial upskilling goals. Continuous learning will keep you relevant and valuable to the organisation in the long term.

Remember, upskilling is an ongoing process, and the more you invest in your professional development, the better positioned you will be to take on future-proof roles within your current company.

I hope you find this helpful and as ever I'm here to support my candidates; if you need any help or advice with your job hunting, please do get in contact with me or one of the team.