So you’ve decided to get back into the swing of things and return to the wonderful world of employment. Regardless of the reason you left all those years ago, be it raising a family, taking time off to find yourself in a tropical paradise, furthering your education, etc., you are still a skilled and sought-after potential employee. You just need to catch up on what happened while you were away and maybe get rid of a little rust. This has led to the rise of the returnship. Let’s have a look at what a returnship is and how Alison can help you develop those personal skills and get back to work better than ever!
What Is A Returnship?
Starting with the obvious, what is a returnship? Doesn’t it rhyme with “internship”? Well, you wouldn’t be wrong in thinking that the two are very similar. Like an internship, where a person is brought into a company to gain on-the-job experience, a returnship follows the same principle. There is one major difference: the returner does not have to start from the bottom. A returnship offers the opportunity to learn what has happened in your industry, how the culture has changed, and the new skills and knowledge that you will need to acquire to progress to a full-time job faster.
Back To Work And Better Than Ever Before
Starting again can be a daunting task. Thankfully, at Alison, we have many courses and diplomas that can give you the edge when you begin your new journey.
Setting Yourself Up For Success With Soft Skills
A good place to start is by setting goals for yourself. To quote a cliché; “failing to plan is planning to fail.” Have a look at how to set clear, achievable, and realistic goals to help you get ahead of the competition.
You already have the skills you need to get a foot in the door. Next, let’s have a look at working on those soft skills. This course will help you develop and put into action vital speech-related skills like communication, teamwork, problem-solving, time management, critical thinking, and decision-making.
OK, you’re all set to head on out and go for that returnship. You’ll have to present yourself as the best person for the job. It’s been a while since you’ve needed to, but Alison has just the thing for you. The course on presentation skills teaches you how to understand your audience, choose your delivery, and develop your verbal and non-verbal communication skills to give an excellent presentation and overcome nervousness when getting back to work.
You Got This
Speaking of nervousness, we all get nervous, especially when it comes to the workplace. No one wants it to get the better of them in a potential new position. Let Alison help you overcome workplace stress and anxiety and deal with and manage it effectively and efficiently.
Last but not least, you need to be a consummate professional at all times when going back to work. Prospective employers are always on the lookout for how you present yourself. From your image, to how you communicate relate with your colleagues and upskill yourself, it’s all taken into account. Set yourself up as the go-to person in the office with this course designed to teach you all about workplace professionalism. Head on over to YouTube for a video introduction to office professionalism.