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Top 3 Reasons Why Career Changers Make Great Hires

As an employer, mid-career changers may not be the first group of candidates that come to mind when hiring. However, you should not write them off so easily, especially with the introduction of the Career Conversion Programme (CCP)!

If you’re looking for a new employee who can be a true asset to your company, don’t discount the value of a career changer. With the right attitude and the willingness to learn, they can bring a lot to the table, and should be kept in your hiring plans.

So, why should your organisation take a chance on career changers? Read on to find out.

Career Changers Add Creativity to Existing Teams

Career changers offer fresh perspectives that can breathe life into your team and organisation when entering a new role.

They might not have the deep subject matter expertise of someone who has worked in the field for years, but they make up for it with creativity, openness to new ideas, and a willingness to learn.

For example, hiring someone from a different industry could bring new perspectives that make you rethink business functions or inspire creative solutions for common problems. Concepts of how things are done in other industries could be adapted to your organisation to improve and streamline processes.

This is especially important if you want to implement creative thinking into your business strategy. In fact, it has been said that creativity is the key to a successful reopening for organisations following the pandemic.

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Career Changers Can Provide Cross-Industry Perspectives

Career changers also come with a wealth of knowledge and expertise acquired from past experiences. There’s an opportunity for innovation and growth for your company simply by thinking beyond industry borders.

How you may wonder, can this be applied to your company?

Imagine this – You’ve hired a mid-career changer who was in an IT role for the past 5 years. He was hired to take on your company’s social media marketing role. This new hire would be able to provide valuable technical insights into areas such as Web Development, CRM, and CMS systems used in your company.

With the help of the Career Conversion Programme, career changers are trained to be better equipped to take on various challenges required in their new roles.

More often than not, current processes can be improved and made more innovative when cross-industry perspectives are introduced.

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Career Changers Are Adaptable & Committed

We can all agree that the skills many have today will be insufficient in the next ten years. This means that employing candidates who are adaptable would be vital to business success.

While career changers are no strangers to change, their strength lies in their ability to adapt to various industry needs. This can be ascertained from candidates’ proactiveness in acquiring relevant knowledge, skills and certification for the desired role. 

As an employer, you can easily select such proactive candidates through CCP Singapore. Especially since on-the-job training is a requirement under the programme, it shows their commitment to making the switch and is in it for the long haul.

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Interested in hiring career changers for your business? Explore how the Career Conversion Programme (CCP) can help!

Highlights of the Career Conversion Programme:

  • Salary Funding Support: Eligible companies can receive up to 90% of monthly salary support for CCP Training duration
  • Up to 70% Course Fee Subsidies
  • Train new hires for in-demand roles

Join us every Thursday at 11 am for the Career Conversion Programme Onboarding LIVE Webinar by BELLS to learn more during our Q&A session.

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