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5 online courses to boost your CV & employability

Did you know that having a strong CV is a secret weapon in the modern job market? A resume that shines attracts attention, allows you to feel confident in your applications and means you can take your pick of job offers!

Online courses are a fantastic way to add some power to this important personal paperwork. That’s because a certificate gained from doing short courses online shows potential employers you have passion, dedication and drive. You’ll be demonstrating your self determination, as well as your ability to manage your time effectively. 

If you are looking to boost your CV, impress future employers or simply add another string to your bow, we’ve listed some of the best courses to take online below – and why! Whether it’s excellent career prospects, honing your personal offering or filling a lucrative skill gap, these courses can open the doors to some of the best jobs in New Zealand.

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1) Professional communication

As the world becomes more digital, it’s never been more important to nurture your people skills. In fact, research has found that around 70% of companies indicated skills such as listening and effective communication were highly valued attributes that they look for in new hires.

Employers want people who can communicate effectively across all platforms and to a variety of audiences.

Whether your role requires customer service, representing a brand at events, or you’re working closely within a tight team – communication built upon understanding, attention to detail and confidence is crucial for successful business relationships and cohesive culture.

These skills can enhance both your personal & professional life in so many ways, and our Certificate in Professional Communication can show you how. 

Built to help you master your written, spoken and non-verbal communication, you’ll be boosting your CV with some of the most sought after attributes in the business world. This will put you in good stead to start maximising opportunities in front of you – whatever form they might take!

2) Management

Being able to effectively lead a team is an invaluable skill that shines on any CV. It instils confidence in employers and shows them that you can help to drive forward their goals and targets. 

Leadership is a skill that transcends boundaries too. Both moving you up the ladder at an existing company, boosting your appeal for others in the market or allowing you to take your skills freelance into consulting roles that fit around your lifestyle. 

In fact, management and management consultant roles are in high demand, with project managers listed as one of New Zealand’s most in demand jobs. Meaning you could see a lucrative reward for your efforts in developing these important attributes. 

A comprehensive course designed by leading industry experts, our Project Management and Leadership course online will elevate your expertise and help you to develop the necessary skills to climb that ladder. You’ll learn how to manage and support a team, plan and implement a project and smoothly see goals come to fruition. 

A course such as this could also help to demonstrate your passion for that upcoming promotion, improve your future career prospects and set you up for the freelance career of your dreams.

3) Legal administration

Law has always been a robust industry, but its growth even during the pandemic has proved just how resilient this sector really is. Revenue is anticipated to rise 2.6%, and joining the legal world is a sure fire step to a rewarding and successful career.

But law school is a long road, and that definitely isn’t for everyone. Arduous years of study, tricky entrance exams and large student loans might not fill you with confidence. However, there is another way to become a valued member of these fantastic firms.

Completing our course in Legal Administration will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to support solicitors and barristers in their busy day to day work. This course is an ideal way to start a career as a legal assistant, and begin to get a taste of the legal world. 

Designed by experts, this tutor-supported course covers administration excellence and legal terminology for both civil and criminal law. It’ll set you up for success at any firm, and allow you to get a taste of whether that law degree is right for you or not. 

Start with this course and who knows? The sky’s the limit!

4) Sustainable agriculture

As the world begins to shift to a greener economy, there’s a gap in the market for those with sustainability expertise. In fact, these changes are opening up around 24 million new jobs globally by 2030. 

One of the most urgent areas seeking green expertise is the agriculture industry. With one of the highest carbon footprints, the pressure is on to turn farming back to the sustainable practice it once was. Similarly, having the knowledge to harness the power of organic goods to improve public health and meet the swelling demand for quality crops is a recipe for a lucrative and highly rewarding career. 

Being one of the more comprehensive courses for Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture online, our modules have been specifically designed from the ground up by the best industry professionals.

You’ll learn the fundamentals of sustainable soil management, livestock rotation & organic produce, setting you up for success in this booming industry. Plus, you’ll be working to make a positive impact, making a real difference to the planet.

5) Landscaping

Throughout the recent lockdowns, natural spaces took on a new significance in all our lives. Offering calm, clarity and hope, many turned their hands to gardening, or enjoyed calm walks in their local parks. Maintaining and preserving these spaces has become a priority all over New Zealand.

As people get busy going back to the office, but the desire to maintain these landscapes increases, taking care of these green spaces has become a high priority and a sought after trade.

Learning how to provide these services could be a healthy, happy career choice that leaves you feeling refreshed and connected to nature. It could also become a lucrative side hustle that fits around your day job too! 

In our online Landscaping course, you will be given the tools you need to achieve your green fingered goals. Including how to pre-plan your design, understanding the important landscaping elements, the types of materials that are needed to create the perfect garden and how to bring it all together to develop the perfect space.

Completing any short courses online shows heaps of initiative, self-direction and a strong handle of time management. Plus it’s a better way to learn! 

Traditional in-person courses can be stressful to fit into a tight schedule, with all that precious time wasted on the drive to and from class, finding a seat, navigating the hallways, finding lunch spots and all the other endless distractions.

Online learning in New Zealand means you are in your own environment, with your space set precisely how you need it, learning at a time that suits you. It’s cost-effective, more productive and suits all manner of lifestyles. Saving you time you would never get back!

With our payment plans starting at just $25 a week, you’ll be saving your hard-earned money too, and even earning while you learn too. 

If you have any questions about the right course for you or how to maximise your CV potential, speak to our friendly staff today. They are always happy to lend a hand to help you boost your skills and identify what course will be the best fit for you.


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