Learn while you earn

It’s that time of the year when the appraisal process at hand. You must be planning your next career move and probably some investments too. Have you given a thought about investing in education and up-skilling for the future? With technological disruptions, up skilling has become more important than being purely competent. Adding new skills enables you to distinguish yourself among multi-talented individuals in your organization. Here’s why you should decide your next steps for personal professional growth in 2018.

The scope of personal professional growth: Opportunities for growth come your way when you are proactive. Having completed two years of work experience now is the time to move to another level. This experience adds values when planning for higher studies.

In the coming months, you could plan to add another feather to your hat by adding a new skill. E.g. a healthcare sales executive could add marketing or management acumen in her/his portfolio of skills. Alternately, you could both change the sector and pick up a job function that suits your skills. E.g. a BPO customer care executive could move to marketing in Retail through part-time masters at a reputed B-School.

Formal education in the market: Taking a sabbatical from work may not be convenient for many individuals who have a personal responsibility. The good news is that there are select master’s degree programs which are tailored to meet the needs of working professionals who wish to earn and learn at the same time. These programs will open new job prospects for roles in Information technology, finance, marketing and economics, management, and accounting across sectors.

Return on personal investment:

Investing time and effort in education has always yielded profits. The tangible returns on having completed your program could strengthen your resume and help you accomplish a salary hike. In addition, you could follow alumni networking which will keep you in the loop of happenings in the industry.

In the end, rediscovering yourself through education will make you self-aware and challenge you to reach a higher position at work.

One of India’s leading B-School’s, S.P. Mandali’s Welingkar Institute of Management (WeSchool), Mumbai invites you to connect with our counsellor for Part-time Masters in Masters in Human Resource Development (MHRDM); Marketing Management (MMM); and Masters Degree in Information Management (MIM).