The business world is a competitive one; not only between the businesses themselves but also between the employees that work for those companies. With the economy being what it is it’s more important than ever for employees to bring as much to the table as possible – hopefully securing their role in the organization and increasing their chances of longevity and success.
There are certain choices that have to be made when it comes to staying competitive and adding as much value to your resume as possible. There are certainly on the job accomplishments that can be planned for; that experience earned in the workplace is invaluable to employers present and future so rack up as much as you can; work on goal oriented projects on which your results can be measured (this gives you solid examples of your accomplishments to list on your resume); don’t be afraid to try something new as racking up the experiences is what will set you apart from others in your industry; align yourself with mentors that can help you further your on the job education; and do consider furthering your actual education as a higher degree may be enough to bring you to the next level at work.
If you are concerned that the pursuit of a traditional business degree would be logistically impossible in light of your current work schedule and other activities, consider the possibility of earning an online MBA. Through online degree programs, students in all types of situations are able to pursue their education without sacrificing what else is going on in their life.
An online MBA degree program can be completed entirely on the computer which means that work can be done on a student’s “off” hours; after work, on the weekends, whenever there’s a free moment in which to do focused work.
Take your value up a notch in the workplace with the earning of an online MBA; a commitment of time (when it is convenient for you) can pay off in dividends.