Certain jobs require you to have specific qualifications before you can be hired. This is commonly the case for higher management roles in corporate companies. Despite being highly skilled or having lots of experience in the company, you may miss out on your dream promotion if you do not have a degree.

There is no need to let a lack of qualifications stand between you and your dream job though. Going back to school may not be an inviting idea, but there are other ways of gaining a degree. Online training and degree courses have become increasingly popular in recent years as they offer a flexible and affordable way to continue your education.

Studying for a degree online is the perfect opportunity to get the qualifications you need without putting your career on hold. NAU Canada offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs you can study online at your own pace.

Whether you are hoping to move up in your current job or switch companies to take advantage of your dream role, gaining the required qualifications to advance your career will help boost your chances of success.

There are many benefits to getting your degree. Not only will it look great on your resume and give you the qualifications to , but it also shows that you have other qualities and transferable skills.

Here are some of the ways you can impress your employer and boost your chances of promotion by attaining your degree.

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Improve Your Knowledge and Specialized Skills

Employers are interested in hiring people that are knowledgeable and skilled in their field. Earning your degree will show that you know the industry and have mastered specialized skills. This in turn will help you in your role at work.

The training and education you receive as part of your online studies will improve your skill set, making you well equipped and prepared to take on a more responsible role. Combined with your previous work experience, this will help you stand out from other candidates.

Further education and research are great ways to keep up to date with developments in your chosen industry. Studying online and expanding your knowledge is one of the best ways to stay on top of new developments so you can ensure your work is valuable and relevant. Providing quality work and adding value to the company will increase your success.

Polish Up Your Transferable Skills

As well as the specialized skills you learn for your industry, studying for your degree will also give you many transferable skills. These are useful and highly regarded in any workplace.

So, what are they exactly?

Transferable skills are skills that are acquired in a particular situation, but that can be applied to another situation. These are basically things you’ve learned throughout your life at places like social gatherings, as a sports team member, in class or while studying online.

When studying online and working at the same time you are juggling your career, your family life, and your studies. This can be complicated even though it is an impressive feat. It requires self-discipline and skills such as:

  • Time management
  • Organization
  • Personal motivation
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Communication
  • Prioritization
  • Problem solving
  • Project management

All these skills are valuable in the workplace and will be appreciated by hiring managers.

Show Dedication to Your Career

Successfully completing a degree takes time and effort. Choosing to invest in education and learning more about your chosen industry shows that you are dedicated and care about your career. Employers want to invest in people who are passionate about their work and will be an asset to the company in the long-term.

Improving your knowledge and skills not only makes you more qualified for the role, it shows you are invested in your chosen career. Being prepared to do extra training to be successful is an attractive quality to highlight when it comes to interviewing for that dream job you’re aiming to be promoted to.

Be Committed to The Company

Loyalty can go a long way, but strict hiring procedures can prevent you from getting promoted if you don’t have a degree. If the degree is the only thing you are lacking, then talking with your managers and letting them know you are prepared to resolve that shows initiative and commitment.

Maintaining your work schedule while you study shows loyalty to your company. You may even be able to work out an arrangement with your employer. Some companies can help pay for training or discuss promotions once you complete your degree. Even if this is not the case there are several benefits to . Earning your degree will be beneficial for your career and increase your value to potential employers.

Grow Your Professional Network

Building a professional network is important both at work and within the industry outside of your own company. While studying online you can network with your lecturers, other university staff, and fellow students. There are a lot of opportunities to form new connections with highly educated people in your industry.

‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know’ is a commonly used phrase that usually rings true. Making connections with professionals in your field can prove very valuable for work projects, potential promotions or opportunities in the future.

Planning your next career move and want to win that promotion you have your eye on? Earning your degree online can help boost your chances. An NAU Canada degree can provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

You can invest in your future and gain the qualifications you need without having to give up your current job. It’s never too late to invest in yourself. Start earning your degree online today and create the future career you deserve.

Ready to take the first step toward that promotion?

You can start the enrollment process for getting your online degree by filling out a Student Application for Admission.

There are also plenty of resources for you to look through on our blog and website for more information.

Or you can also call us on 855.210.5641, we’ll be happy to answer your questions!