When you're applying for San Luis Obispo jobs, you should look for an advantages over the competition. To find that competitive edge, you should consider furthering your post-secondary education; yes that means going back to school. Returning to school can certainly be a challenge, and even something of a financial hardship, but it can give you a real kick start in finding a new career. Take a look at some of these reason to return to school before you dismiss it out of hand:
1. Obtaining a degree makes you more marketable: these days, many more people have degrees from institutes of higher learning. Its not a secret that jobs requiring degrees tend to pay better and that those kinds of jobs are growing. Getting an advanced degree (or even just a bachelors) will make you more marketable and more attractive to potential employers.
2. It can increase your expertise in your field: going back to school can give you an advantage in your current line of work. Picking up an advanced degree can increase your knowledge of your field, as well as set you up for more responsibilities and even an increased salary.
3. Its really useful for career changes: one of the most difficult challenges facing people trying to change careers is learning the required skills for their desired field of work. The easiest why to do that is to go to school and take classes on them, and picking up a degree in that field will help you land a job that will launch your new career.
4. School is full of connections: networking is extremely easy if you spend a significant amount of time on a college campus. Most professors have experience in the professional world, and they make valuable wells of information and advice. Joining clubs that specialize in certain careers and tapping alumni groups will help you make even more connections. Job recruiters also frequently visit schools, so keep an eye on them too.
By Kyle Wise
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