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Why Going Back To School Could Be The Best Thing For Your Career

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When it comes to thinking about your career, you may find that at different times in your life, you feel as if you’re in different rhythms. And that’s totally normal. Years ago, you may have felt like you were on totally the right path. But now, you may feel like you’ve lost direction, or you’re not too sure where you want to head next. And again, it’s something that can happen. So instead of feeling bad about it, or worrying that you’re on the wrong track, you need to be able to take action and change that. One thing that could work out for you, is actually going back to school. Whether you’re interested in learning, or you want to be able to make a change in your career, here’s why this could be a great move for you.

  1. It Gives You A Much Needed Break

So first of all, when you go back to school, it often gives you a break from your career. And this can sound like a luxury, but it can often be something that really allows you to get some distance from your career. Sometimes, taking a career break can help you to work out if you’re on the right path. Or, it could give you the fresh air that you need to be able to get better or improve on what you’re doing.

  1. You Learn More

Now, one of the key things that really benefits both your career and you as a person, is that you’re going to learn more. If you’re taking a class or doing your master’s or PhD in a field that is related to your career, you’re going to be able to learn so much more about your work or your industry. This can often give you great ideas to help you go back to your job and make a difference.

  1. You Can Progress Your Career

So the next thing, is that further education within your field can help you to progress your career. At the same time, you could even progress your career by learning in a new field and then moving into that new industry. When you take a master of education course or get your MBA, you often learn top-level skills. This then will enable you to progress to a higher, managerial level.

  1. You Get A Chance To Network

Another really great thing for your career is that you get a chance to network. Networking can often then give you opportunities to boost your career. So when you go back to school and interact with leaders in your field, it can nurture you all round.

  1. An Experience Could Set You On Your Right Direction

And last but not least, you may also find that when you do go back to education, you could have your ah-ha moment. In life, all of your experiences can point you in the right direction for your life at that time. When you go back to school and learn, you will find that you could learn something, meet someone, go to an event, or even just have a moment that makes it clear to you what you need to do next.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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