We did a post about how important LinkedIn was for newly qualified assessors towards the end of last year and because we felt like it was such an important tool for assessors, we decided to revisit and update the post!
We have trained hundreds of assessors over the years and one of the most common questions we get asked regarding becoming an assessor is: ‘What are the job prospects like and do you help with gaining employment?’ Firstly, the demand for NVQ assessors is enormous. Secondly, whist we can point you in the right direction and give you as much advice and guidance as possible, it has got to be you that gets yourself the job you want at the end of the day. This post is all about one tool that can be used for both promoting yourself and having access to career opportunities. It’s called LinkedIn.
Most of you will probably have 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 qualified assessors, the professional networking site is a perfect starting point.
Hundreds of Colleges and Providers, including ourselves, frequently use LinkedIn for a variety of purposes. Whether it is to raise awareness of changes in the sector regarding qualifications being scrapped or funding rules, or 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’ and our very own Assessor Training Jobs, News and Courses will all prove to be very useful for either 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. So, if you are looking at training to become an assessor and you haven’t got a LinkedIn account, we would strongly suggest you set one up. The next step in your career could be waiting for you there!