In order to fuel our rapid expansion, I have been involved in a lot of interviews in the recent past.
Over the past year or so when Retail was in the dumps, so to speak, there were a lot of people who were on the look out for jobs and ready to compromise on salaries, designation, area of expertise. Some of them had been without a job for a couple of months.
Whilst doing this, glancing through the resumes, talking to the candidates, many of them had ‘Skills’ mentioned on their resume or would say that I Upskilled my self during the past 3 months, which got me thinking to ask the question – Do people really understand the meaning?
Most describe ‘knowledge of computers’; ‘knowledge of tally’ as a skill.
Upskill meant ‘learning internet’; attending ‘seminar’ amongst others.
So I started asking
“What do you know in Tally?” – Data entry
“What do you know in computers?” – Email
“How did you upskill?” – attended so & so lecture
After wading through hundreds of them, I can conclude NO, people do not understand the meaning of Upskill.