How to impress employers with your study from home skillsPosted on 19/02/2020 by Jess O'Connor
Although studying from home is becoming more popular, not every employer is familiar with all the benefits of this flexible study option.
When applying for jobs, it’s worth highlighting the skills you learned while studying from home – these skills could set you apart from other candidates.
For example, study from home students tend to be very:
They’re also excellent at time management and thinking outside the box when it comes to solving problems.
If you identify with these traits, try to reference them on your CV and in job interviews.
Talk about how studying from home helped you to become a master at time management and motivated to succeed.
Explain how setting your own study schedule and ultimately being in charge of your own time helped you to stay organised and prioritize effectively.
Skills like this are invaluable in the tourism industry, which has high demand for ambitious, hard-working people.
The only potential gap in your study from home resume might be customer service experience.
If possible, try to get a part-time customer service job while completing your qualification. Even if you only work a few hours a week, this will help you build confidence when interacting with people face-to-face, and prove to potential employers that you have what it takes to succeed both in people-facing roles and in the back office.
The main thing to remember is to be proud of your study from home skills and shout them from the rooftops. It’s not easy completing a qualification via distance learning – it’s a huge achievement, and one that employers will want to hear all about.
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