Have you considered going back to school to further your education and grow your earning potential? While investing in your education is always a worthwhile endeavor, there are many reasons to enter the workforce and gain practical, on-the-ground experience today!
From developing interpersonal skills to advancing your skillset, pursuing meaningful employment is always a solid decision – especially if you need to build your resume and become acclimated with professional settings. It’s a common misconception that a college degree is necessary for landing a competitive job. Now, in 2021, there are many employment options that only require a high school diploma. As long as you’re committed to performing your best and reaching your greatest potential, there’s no reason not to consider work instead of more schooling. If you’re questioning your next move, here are three reasons to start working today:
Gain “real life” experience.
To progress in any career, it’s important to gain experience performing in fast-paced professional settings. Working among a team of colleagues, receiving constructive feedback from managers, and exposing yourself to jobs in various industries, are all part of building a strong resume and acquiring professional references. In many cases, employers are seeking candidates with at least some degree of work experience. Taking even an entry-level job can provide the experience necessary to make yourself more marketable in the future.
Learn from mentors.
Unlike a traditional classroom setting, employment provides ample opportunities to learn directly from seasoned professionals, and ultimately, grow your confidence and expertise in a specialized area of work. The managers and supervisors whom you work under in different jobs can be an incredible resource and provide guidance as you navigate workplace challenges and encounter various types of situations. Through employment, you can significantly expand your network of professional connections while engaging in valuable learning opportunities, such as on-the-job training and development programs.
Explore possible career paths.
In addition to experience and mentorship, working can help you determine what you like – and what you don’t like. Working is a powerful way to discover new professional interests, explore potential career options, and figure out which types of jobs align most with your qualifications. Additionally, you’ll get a better sense of your strengths and weaknesses, which will serve you well as you improve your skillset and capitalize on your best qualities.
If you have the drive to succeed, these are just some of the reasons to opt for employment over education. Candidates who seize opportunities in today’s booming job market will be well on their way to a fulfilling career in no time!
At HH Staffing, we help candidates find a wide range of jobs that don’t require any college degree or advanced education. Our Florida-based recruiters specialize in staffing for a variety of industries, including property management, accounting, finance, administrative, and industrial sectors, among many others. If you’re ready to embark on an exciting career, get in touch and let us help you explore new employment opportunities across the U.S.!
Until Next Time,
Your Staffing Partner, Darrin Rohr- President, CEO, and Chief Servant
Current owner of HH Staffing and Former Chief HR Officer for several successful Multinational Fortune 500 Companies. Brings a fresh perspective from decades of experiences creating Great Workplace Cultures by building high-performance teams while leading and managing people from all different backgrounds. HH Staffing is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, and is uniquely positioned to serve both local and national clients.