Continuing your education is worthwhile
Employees should always ask themselves if further training in certain areas makes sense. With new skills and the development of existing skills, you can broaden your profile and improve your career prospects. As the SGD distance school explains, further training is used not only by the employees themselves, but also by the employer, who can thus avoid hiring external specialists, which is often associated with high costs. Training is practically a necessity for employees as deficits in the area of modern technologies and processes in the company are not welcome and can also lead to lower wages.
There are many opportunities for training in many different variants. They are also accepted by an increasing number of employees in order to increase self-worth for the company and to secure good arguments in wage negotiations. Because, as bigKarriere magazine explains, further training not only increases self-confidence at work, but also increases the chances of negotiating a better salary. According to a survey by the ILS Learning Systems Institute, 80 percent of people with further training experience feel they are more competent and confident in their work. A total of 45 percent were able to obtain a higher position in their company immediately after further training.
The advantages are manifold
According to the SGD, further training should be designed in such a way that employees can complete it in parallel to the work performed – this is the only way to be sure that no salary payments will be missed. Of course, this comes with the challenge of working and studying at the same time, which can lead to stress and time pressure. In order to be able to use the advantages of further training in the best possible way, you should choose an offer that is tailored to your needs.
The advantages include: improving personal prospects at work, as those who strive to acquire up-to-date knowledge on a regular basis become less and less redundant for the employer. In addition, of course, there are the already mentioned better promotion opportunities, because targeted further training not only strengthens one’s own position in the company, but can also open the way to new areas of responsibility. One should also not forget the simple fact that everyday working life can be made much more exciting with further training, as more and more diverse career paths open up as more areas are learned better. Further training also increases the chance of receiving greater accountability and influence over projects.
These possibilities are there
There is room for further on-the-job training in many different professional fields. There are excellent promotion opportunities, especially in areas where there are no protected job titles. The SGD lists a whole range of professions that can benefit particularly from further training.
For example, in the real estate sector, further training to become a real estate agent or IHK real estate specialist can give you very good career prospects. It is a good idea for artisans, architects and engineers to continue their education as energy consultants. Anyone who works in the communication sector may be interested in further training to become a social media manager or online editor as both professions involve very attractive and exciting activities. HR staff could consider, for example, training to become a mental trainer. Of course, there are also excellent offers in the technical field, both in the professional fields of mechanical and electrical engineering and in robotics and computer science. The possibilities are varied and in most sectors there are plenty of them, all you need to do is find the one that best suits your personal circumstances.
Thomas Weschle / Editor of finanzen.net
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