GotCred is an app that helps workers keep track of their credentials, so they can organise, share, and update them as needed.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there are almost 13 million workers in Australia, and as of November 2019, there are 237,000 job vacancies. If you swing from one job to another, it’s not always easy to find and provide all the necessary documentation, which can lead to trouble down the line.
Recruiters and employers value seeing workers’ credentials. These creds assure them that their workers are compliant to company and legal regulations. You may think you have everything up-to-date until you start the job and realise that this isn’t so. You may be unfamiliar with new technology in the field because you haven’t attended the latest certification class. Or one of your credentials may have expired without you realising. Whatever the hiccup may be, it always seems to occur at the worst possible moment.
GotCred aims to fix all that with a far more logical solution. The GotCred app allows you to manage your credentials, so there’s no question of your job-readiness.
Learn more about how this simple and effective app can boost your career and pave the way toward a more rewarding (and profitable) future.
How the App Helps Workers Be Job-Ready
You need to be on the ball if you hope to get the best possible positions. No matter what industry you work in, there’s always going to be competition for the highest-paying projects available. Before you head into that nail-biter of an interview, it helps to have all the information at your fingertips.
So imagine just how convenient it would be to show the employer both the quantity and quality of your certifications. You have an instant way of proving your background, and it shows you’ve taken the steps to go above and beyond for the sake of your career.
Employers look for this kind of dedication, even if they don’t exactly list it in their requirements. When you go the extra mile, it’s just one more way for you to stand out from the pack.
An employer is certainly going to take your references and past history into account, but they also have few ways of verifying what your exact skills are. If they’re going to go solely on the state of your credentials, you need to make sure that those credentials are telling the right story.
GotCred makes it possible for you to assess your information to determine if all your licences are valid and whether you could use additional certifications. The more effort you put into practicing old skills and attaining new skills, the more job-ready you’ll be.
How to Make the Most Out of the App
There are just a few simple steps to get the most from your app:
- Store. Your first step is to move all your credentials and store them in the app. Once you have this setup, you’ll be able to access your information no matter where you are. It just takes a quick glance to verify if you meet the qualifications for a project. This also makes it easier to know if you’re mere days away from one of your credentials expiring.
- Share. When employers ask you questions or request for you to follow-up with additional information, you’ll have everything you need to prove your worth. Part of the reason why hiring can be complicated is due to the complexity of transferring information from one party to another. Remove the confusion and the time lags by opening the app and taking care of everything immediately.
- Pay attention. When a credential is about to expire, you’ll get an automatic reminder from GotCred, so you can jump on the ball. And if you happen to let your credentials expire, you’ll get an alert about that too. It pays in more ways than one to engage with GotCred as a way to manage your career.
The Story of GotCred
GotCred is an initiative of GotSkill, a company that provides cloud-based solutions to help employers make smarter decisions about who they hire.
Too many companies are failing to comply with the regulations that govern their respective industries. Employers are having a difficult time identifying, onboarding, and managing workers, largely because the current systems in place are too impractical to use on a regular basis.
After conducting years of market research, the patterns began to emerge about how things could best be improved. There needed to be a platform for employers to simplify the hiring process, allowing them to work smarter and more efficiently.
But there was another need that was identified through the research that we conducted, and it had to do with the workers who depend on the income of every project they take on.
It turned out that the process of sharing credentials to the members of a team was taking far too much time and energy. From project managers to supervisors, workers and executives alike reported frustration when finding, sending, and verifying credentials.
At the end of the day, these kinds of challenges are exactly what lead to compliance violations and miscommunications on the job.
And this is more than just a nuisance for workers. Those who are caught falsifying their credentials or operating without a valid licence can face severe fines of up to $250,000.
GotCred wants to prevent these kinds of penalties by making it simple and secure to store and share work information. This way, you have an easy way to show that they are qualified for the job.
Download GotCred Today
Whether you’re just getting started or you have decades of experience under your belt, your credentials are crucial to your success. If you have so many licences and credentials that you can’t keep everything straight, you risk having something fall through the cracks.