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Portland Job Seekers: Why You Should Consider Furthering Your Education

Furthering your education is one of the most effective ways to give yourself an edge in the job market when you are applying for Portland jobs. Going back to school can give your current career a boost, or it can help you jumpstart a career change. Here are a few reasons why you should hit the books again:

1. Getting a degree makes you more marketable: we live in a higher education saturated economy; the number of jobs that require degrees tend to be higher paying and that those kinds of jobs are increasing. Getting an advanced degree (or even just a bachelor’s) will make you more marketable and more attractive to potential employers.

2. It can increase your expertise in your field: going back to school can give you an edge in your current line of work. Picking up an advanced degree can increase your knowledge of your field, as well as set you up for more responsibilities and possibly higher pay.

3. It’s really useful for career changes: the easiest why to learn the necessary skills for a new career is to go to school and take classes on them, and picking up a degree in that field. This can help you land a job that will launch your new job.

4. School is full of connections: networking is extremely easy if you spend a significant amount of time on a college campus. Most professors have experience in the professional world, and they make valuable wells of information and advice. Joining clubs that specialize in certain careers and tapping alumni groups will help you make even more connections. Job recruiters also frequently visit schools, so keep an eye on them too.

By Kyle Wise

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