Why Tertiary Education is Important
Are you wondering whether or not to pursue tertiary education? Are you unclear on the benefits of attaining higher levels of education?
There are a significant number of benefits to higher education, and many choose to take a route into tertiary education.
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What is tertiary education?
Tertiary education is education beyond the level of secondary school. This includes undergrad and graduate certificates, diplomas, masters, and doctorates.
There are some different places you can find tertiary education programs. Colleges, technical schools, and universities are some of the more well known.
Why should I?
Having a certificate in higher level education can help you get a better job. Tertiary education shows you can apply yourself, and a good grade is another string to your bow.
There are loads of graduate positions available now that were not available before. Companies are set up to provide tailored support to graduates through schemes and programs.
These schemes give a broad view of the company and enable grads to move around the business and gain experience.
There is plenty of evidence to suggest that graduates get to be higher earners than those who did not engage in tertiary education.
But, making sure you select the right course for your next level of education is super important. If you chose the wrong course, it could be much harder to land a job in your chosen field, so make sure you do the research.
Employability is very important in the job market in this day and age. No one goes into a job when they are 16 and retires 50 years later from the same company. There is no such thing as a ‘job for life’ anymore.
You need to place value on transferable skills and make sure you are as employable as possible. A graduate recruiter will look to see candidates with relevant skills and the ability to get on in the workplace. I meet graduates who are incredibly clever but have no idea how to talk to people. They can’t get a job done or progress in the workplace. Atop your academic success, you need to prove you are a good communicator, team player, and hard worker.
Employability doesn’t just come from your degree or your diploma. Employers are on the hunt for well-rounded individuals, with a particular set of skills. What happens when you are up against other candidates with the same credentials as you?
This is when extra-curricular activities come into their own. Volunteer experience is great to see on a resume. Proof you can push yourself, through taking on additional activities and anything impressive that you have achieved.
These things need to be mentioned on your professional resume too. You have impressed with your apparent academic skill; now you need to wow them with your skills and your personality.