Multiply Your CV – Don’t Just Add To It
At Lendwise, we often come across students who are contemplating what course or qualification to study for in order to enhance their knowledge, CV and potential employability. So the phrase “add to my CV” is one that we hear often.
In a change of mindset, we would like you to think more in terms of how the qualification or course you intend to do complements and acts as a multiplying force to knowledge, experience and network that you have already successfully developed. A powerful and unique combination of qualifications and experience can lead the way to exciting career paths.
For example – an engineering graduate applying to a coding bootcamp for a data analysis and machine learning course. In the popular mindset the graduate adds computing to their engineering knowledge. In our view, the coding bootcamp course acts a lever, as a multiplying force that will continue to compound and offer benefits and rewards for a prolonged period of time.
The graduate can synthesise the engineering knowledge and apply it in the computing bootcamp as well as use new tools to produce a product, service or analysis in the engineering field. The interaction with a new network of peers does not only expand the network by adding the number of new contacts made to those already made in previous employment or course but rather multiplies the benefits of introducing peers from two different worlds for mutual cooperation.
So whether your course is a bootcamp, a language course, a professional qualification, an MBA program, a Master’s or Diploma – take a step back and visualise how it can help you and what you can do during the time to use it as a multiplying force to your existing knowledge, experience and professional network.