So, you are fresh out of school and into the workforce. You think you can finally ditch the books for good and start building on working experience for your career progression. While there is nothing wrong with this mentality, you may actually be losing out on important benefits on continued education and here are three reasons why;
1. Keeping up-to-date with trending skills
You would have noticed that technology progresses at lightning speed. There’s no doubt that technology has changed the way we communicate and receive information. And because of this change, businesses have had to adapt how they communicate and build relationships with their customers digitally.
So, what does this mean for you? It means that skills like digital (social media) marketing is only expected to grow in demand and it is important to gain these skills to remain a desirable candidate to (potential) employers.
2. Beat that competition
If you throw a stone into the crowd, the chance of you hitting a person with a bachelor degree or higher is close to 100%. To stand out among the crowd, you will need to equip yourself with additional skill sets that others do not possess. With numerous courses made available via SkillsFuture and WSG initiatives, you can definitely learn something new, like a new language, to complement your current experience and beat the competition during job interviews or promotion.
3. Preparing for a career switch
Circumstances or priority changes may result in you having to switch your career from one industry to another. With more organisational changes due to economic reasons, it is better to be prepared than to be desperate when the tire hits the road.
So, get back to class today!