You’ve graduated. You are done with school. You are entering the workforce because you have completed your education and are ready to start making some real money. Or at least, as real as it can be for an entry level worker. You check out the job description of a good job that meets your qualifications. In it, it mentions that it offers continuing education courses. Your first reaction might be “Oh man, I don’t want more school.”
This is the wrong reaction.
Why Additional Learning is Beneficial
You should jump at the opportunity to continue your education after college. In fact, continuing your education after college may be more beneficial to your future career than earning another degree, and could even have longer lasting effects than some graduate school classes.
Benefits of taking company-provided classes while working include:
- Raise Considerations – Companies are only going to offer you classes related to work you may be able to do with their company. By completing these classes, you will become more skilled at the tools that are important to the organization, and be in a better position to receive an increase in salary someday.
- Promotion Considerations – Companies that offer classes rarely make them mandatory. By attending these classes, you will show that you are committed to the company, which will make them more generous with promotions in the future.
- Learn More Skills – Learning more skills can never be a bad thing. The more you know, the more you have to offer both this company and any future companies.
- Great Resume Builder – For all of the reasons listed above, additional learning is a fantastic resume builder. It shows you were committed to a company and to learning and it shows that you are equipped with additional skills that may be beneficial to future workplaces.
College was a good way to prepare you for the tools you need to know when entering the working world. Additional courses and training provided by the employer, however, can make sure that you find success in that world.
Take Away Interview Tips
- Be pleased that the company offers additional learning opportunities.
- Take advantage of them, even if it impacts your personal life a bit.