We have trained hundreds of assessors over the years and there are two worries that a lot of our trainee assessors have, these are: ‘How will I find work?’ And, ‘what if I can’t get any candidates?’ One tool that can be used to spread your name and have direct access to opportunities for an assessor nationwide is LinkedIn.
Most of you will probably of heard of LinkedIn before. If you haven’t, it is essentially a Facebook for professionals. LinkedIn is all about business opportunities and making new connections. For newly trained assessors, the professional networking site is a perfect starting point.
Hundreds of Colleges and Providers like ourselves, frequently use LinkedIn for a variety of purposes. It can be used for things like raising awareness of any changes, or funding rules. Even job opportunities and new courses! If you aren’t on LinkedIn then you could be missing out on an opportunity perfect for you.
There are thousands of groups on the world’s largest professional network. Joining groups that are relevant to you will give you the best chance of getting what you want out of LinkedIn. If you are reading this then you should find groups like ‘NVQ and Apprenticeship Assessors looking for work’, ‘The Assessor Verifier Group’ . Plus, our very own Assessor Training Jobs, News and Courses will all prove to be very useful for professional development. Whether that involves seeking new career opportunities, networking or recruitment.
It only takes five minutes to set up an account on there and to start to build your profile. If you are looking at becoming an assessor and you haven’t got a LinkedIn account, we strongly suggest you set one up. The next step in your career could be waiting for you there!