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Sometimes it’s hard to imagine life before the internet. Believe it or not, the internet has just celebrated its 35th birthday. I suspect no one would have imagined the impact such an invention would have on our daily lives. And its potential increases with every day.
The internet provides us with up-to-date news, entertainment, forums, and a multitude of other topics where anything you can think of is literally at our fingertips. Newly popular is the concept of acquiring your education online. While more and more colleges and universities are offering some classes online, online degrees are becoming increasingly accepted and habitual. Anyone who wants to improve their skills, make a change in career, or simply further their understanding of their profession can obtain an online degree. It is especially convenient for people who work full time.
People who work full time may not be able to take a year sabbatical from work or leave work all together to go back to school on a full time basis. At the same time, going back to school on a part time basis may not be convenient for their nine to five routine or it may interfere with their schedule. So why would someone who already has a job want to get an online degree?
We know the job market is very competitive and constantly changing, therefore, our skills continually need sharpening and updating. This is not because what we know no longer applies but rather because what we know needs to be applied to new situations and duties. By improving your abilities, it shows an eagerness on your part to improve your position. Not only will another degree help advance your career within the company but if a promotion should come about, your name may be mentioned as a possible candidate.
If you are unhappy with your current job situation and plan on making a switch, what better way to do so than by getting a degree online. Not only it is convenient because you earn it on your own time but it is a simple way to get the qualifications needed for the new job. Also, try not to get caught up in the excitement of applying for a new job and all the possibilities it may bring. It’s important to remember that applying for a job does not actually guarantee you the job! So before you decide to give your boss your two weeks’ notice, hang on to your job.
Still need another reason why getting an online degree is a great idea for a full time worker? Every June, a new batch of fresh-faced college graduates hit the market running. They are eager, enthusiastic about work, and willing to start at the bottom if necessary if that is what it takes. So in order to keep your place and not get bumped because someone younger is willing to work for less, you need to stay competitive.
No matter what your situation is, whether you want to hone your skills and add new ones, or you’re looking to start a new career path, getting your degree online has never been more convenient. The internet has provided us with a wonderful opportunity; it is up to us to take advantage of it. – MP
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