If you’re considering making a change in your life, studying a course could help you get where you want to be.
We’ve all heard the old adage “knowledge is power”, but at SEEK Learning, we believe in a slightly different philosophy – knowledge is empowering.
Earn more with a qualification
The stats are in: gaining a qualification can considerably fatten up your salary package.
The Department of Education estimates that Aussie university graduates earn 75% more than school leavers on average. This means that graduates will earn around $1 million more over their lifetime than those who don't continue study after Year 12.
Whether you’re looking to move into a higher-paying position or you want to upskill for your current role, a qualification can get you on the road to earning an increased salary. After all, the more skills you bring to the table, the more valuable you could be as an employee.
Follow your passion
If you find yourself daydreaming about a career that makes a difference or a job that leaves you feeling more fulfilled, it’s never too late to change your direction.
Full-time employees spend more than 30% of their waking hours working, so time spent feeling happy and satisfied at work is time spent wisely. Realising what you love to do and finding a role that involves your passion can ensure that your work day won’t be spent staring at the clock.
Finding your true calling and changing careers can be a nerve-wracking prospect. But if you’re serious about making the transition, studying a course in your desired field can give you the confidence and skills to make the move.
Not quite sure what your ideal career is? See our advice on how to find your dream job in four steps.
Get the job you want
Are you looking to climb the corporate ladder and finally secure the job you’ve been gunning for? Working hard and proving yourself in your current role is important, but sometimes there are knowledge gaps you just can’t fill on the job.
If you want to progress your career in your current industry, upskilling can significantly improve your chances of achieving your goals. Not only will you gain the skills required to take on a greater challenge, but undertaking further study will help demonstrate your determination to succeed.
Boost your confidence
Gaining new skills and enhancing your expertise can be a great way to improve job satisfaction, reinvigorate your passion for your industry, and make the time you spend at work more enjoyable.
Whether you want to change careers, move up the ladder in your current workplace, or simply do even better at what you’re doing now, investing in education – and yourself – can significantly boost your confidence, and increase your overall happiness and wellbeing at work.
If you’re returning to work after time out and feeling a little unsure about re-entering the workforce, gaining a relevant and up-to-date qualification can help you get back in the game with confidence and a positive frame of mind.