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A CIPD Graduate's Top 6 Reasons to Study CIPD in 2022

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Why study a CIPD qualification? I asked myself this same question back in late 2019/early 2020, and I'm sure many of you are thinking the same now.  

I remember very clearly it was a Friday afternoon and I was having an in-depth conversation with my wife. I'm lucky to have her as she is not only my friend but my coach, counsel, and wise advisor. I told her that I wasn’t satisfied with the finance world anymore and was looking for a change. That's when she suggested I'd be good at working with people, so I started to do some research based on what I like to do and what I don’t like to do.

This was about the same time the COVID-19 pandemic would start its sweep through the globe and, unfortunately, about the time I left my well-paid finance job as well.

You can imagine I was going through a lot was going at the time, unsure of what my next steps should be. After a lot of soul searching and further conversation with my wife, however, I decided that I liked the sound of human resource management (HRM), but I noticed almost all HRM roles would prefer that you be CIPD qualified. 

With that being said, below I review my top 6 reasons why I believe you should study a CIPD qualification this year.


 

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1. CIPD is internationally recognised in all industries 


CIPD is like the gold standard within the HR world. Their professional qualifications not only give you the seal of approval that you have best-in-class HR knowledge but enhance your career and earning potential just by enroling. 

CIPD qualifications are globally recognised across all industries and the demand for CIPD qualified professionals is high. I would recommend taking a look at the CIPD profession map before you sign up so you can come to understand the skills and behaviours one needs to progress in their HR career and excel to the top of their game and what you can expect to learn. 



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CIPD is your doorway to countless opportunities


It’s not just an HR course as it also opens the door to other perks and opportunities.

Once you enrol, your CIPD membership gives you access to a wide variety of key knowledge which is extremely useful, helping you to stand out within the crowded job market. You can start as a Student Member work your way to higher levels of membership as you study with CIPD. 

In an age when good high-quality information is key, CIPD gives ample lots of it



3. CIPD boosts your earning and career opportunities 

I wanted to enhance my earning potential as well as be professionally recognised and CIPD offers the chance to have both with a CIPD qualification - and much more.

Adding that you've been studying a CIPD course to your CV makes it stand out and greatly enhances your chances at higher earnings.

In today's day and age when everything is getting difficult within the job market, it’s more important that we invest in ourselves to upskill so that we can stay ahead of the game. 



4. CIPD empowers you with a high level of knowledge and industry skills

Just like the way we all try to keep up to date with the latest gadgets, HR professionals need to stay up-to-date with all the HR news, events, challenges, and trends. This way we can deliver for our organsations as well as our clients.

At the end of the day, we as professionals want to deliver the best we can and for that to happen we need quality knowledge. CIPD does this in bucket loads and more. You'll learn so much and start to look at HR management in a multidimensional way.

You'll learn all the best practices which in turn will help you thrive. 



5. CIPD is incredibly flexible

This means you can fit in your CIPD studies around your busy lifestyle.

I've never known a professional course so flexible and completely remote-based as CIPD. Although please note this is the way I wanted it to be, and I'm aware CIPD can be amended as per the learner's availability.

This flexibility, however, means that CIPD can be studied anywhere and at any time. You could be part of a live classroom, or live webinar, or watch the recordings later on, You have all the learning materials available to you and it’s just a matter of working through them. 



6. CIPD is cost-effective

Many CIPD learning providers (like ICS Learn!) offer a range of flexible, affordable payment methods for your CIPD course. It’s not like you have to pay for the whole course in one go. You can spread the cost over a period of time while you develop and increase your earning potential.



So, there you have it, my top 6 reasons behind why those looking to start or enhance their career in the people profession should seriously consider studying for CIPD qualification! 


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