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How to rebuild your career if the Covid-19 chaos cost you your job

A new qualification could future-proof your career and cost you little, if anything, writes Louise McBride

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A new qualification could future-proof your career and cost you little, if anything. (Stock picture)

A new qualification could future-proof your career and cost you little, if anything. (Stock picture)

A new qualification could future-proof your career and cost you little, if anything. (Stock picture)

Getting a new qualification under your belt could be the key to bouncing back from unemployment if you are one of the almost 600,000 people who have lost their job since the Covid-19 crisis hit Ireland.

Even if you are still working, the severity of the current emergency could mean that your job is less secure than before - and so future-proofing your career by learning new skills would be a wise move. Given so many household incomes are squeezed today, footing the entire bill for a postgraduate or other college course may not be an option. However, there are plenty of affordable ways to brush up your skills and qualifications.

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