Education Is Essential to Employment


Welcome back to day 29 in our Get Hired job search blog series.  How many tips have you implemented this month?


Question of the Day: Do you remember your last high school science fair project and research paper?

I am a huge proponent of education and because I understand that education can open doors to many opportunities.  Your earning potential is tied to what you know.


Job search tip #28: Commit to Continuous Learning

The 21st century workplace requires that we possess not only technical skills, but strong communication and problem solving skills.  Specialization seems to be the job trend of today and the future.  Unless you are already working in a growing field or are a new graduate, you may be considering additional education to boost your employment potential.  After all, education means higher pay and added value to a company right?


Your formal education includes your degrees, diplomas, and certificates.  I am not proposing that you enroll in college or a certificate program.  There is also value in self-directed learning.  Don’t overlook the power of attending seminars, conferences, conventions and trade shows to increase your understanding of a subject or industry and build your professional network.  I also recommend that you research courses from local your recreation department, adult learning center, or employment training center and even consider creating your own independent research project to immerse yourself in a new subject.

Stay tuned for job search tip #29 tomorrow.


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Nicki Sanders, Chief Visionary Officer of The Teen Toolbox, is a Life Skills Expert who uses her Packaged For Success™ programs to help clients set goals for life and create a road map to reach those goals. Ms. Sanders is an experienced case manager, trainer, and administrator. She offers professional development training for both youth and adults. Ms. Sanders holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and has fifteen years of direct experience with a diverse array of clients in residential, school-based, and community based agencies.


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Comments 4

  • I am so on board with this, I am always writing about how important it is to keep your skills up and ready for the next open door. We have to be willing to invest in ourselves if we want others to do the same! Thank you for sharing this!

    • Aida, I couldn’t agree more that “we have to invest in ourselves if we want others to do the same”. Education is indeed an investment of time and resources but shouldn’t be viewed as drudgery or a necessary evil. I am proud to be a life-long learner!

  • I couldn’t agree more, I always tell my daughter education is the one thing no one can take away from you. Continued learning is so very important.

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