Why qualifications are extremely important for your career

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With the world economy struggling and computers and AI rapidly affecting an influence over the job market it is very important to do everything in your power to make sure that you are employable. The truth is that there are two ways to earn a living. The first is to do it yourself – go the entrepreneurial route and start your own business. The second option is to work for somebody else. There is nothing wrong with either option and they can both be very rewarding. But with either choice, you face a better chance of making it if you have the right qualifications behind your name. Here are a few reasons why studying is so important.

 

Knowledge is power

People love to comment on the self-made businessman. The person who has come up the hard way. This is a person who typically has reached the top without any support of qualifications. And the reason it is so comment-worthy is that it is very hard. A qualification, in whatever field you chose to study, is the foundation that underpins and support your entire career. If your career is a rocket, then the degree or diploma you read for is the launch pad. And in these modern times, you can get qualifications in almost any field. In the old days, it was just the professions like medicine, engineering or law, etc that saw you read for a degree. But now you can study for a diploma of logistics, a Bachelor of media studies or a qualification in retail management. Whatever your chosen field you can almost certainly find a course of study to help launch you on your way.

 

Help your CV stand out

Most jobs that you look to apply for will have upwards of 20 applicants for a single position. In some instances, the number of applications will be a whole lot higher. So, how do you ensure that your application stands out from the crowd? You need that qualification and you need to make sure that it is a good pass as well. So, work hard and return the best possible result, it is not just about the degree, it is about the level of the pass as well.

 

Stay current

Studying is not a once-off thing that you do at the start of your career and then sit back and enjoy. Studying needs to be ongoing and continuous. The reason is things change and memories fade, and you need to ensure that you are current and continuing to operate according to industry best practice. Build on the knowledge-base that you established with your first course of study by always looking for new courses and complimentary fields that will help you to be better at what you do.

 

People will take you more seriously 

If you want to be taken seriously by your peer and colleagues, then you need to have the right qualifications. So, research not only what it is that you study, but also where. Both are important factors. As much as a qualification is a launchpad for the rocket that is your career, that launch pad needs to be built on the right surface – foundations built-in sand is not as strong as those built on rock. Do it right and you will be taken seriously.