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How to Enhance Your Career

By Peterson's Staff updated on Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Have you found yourself daydreaming at your job recently?  Have you been thinking about how to enhance your career?  Wondering what you want to be doing in five years? It is time to do something about it!  Don’t just daydream… start taking steps to consider, evaluate and choose your career goals. Then get to work on achieving them!

An excellent place to start would be to get in touch with DreamDegree.org, a non-profit student advocacy organization. DreamDegree offers free consultations with experienced personal education coaches who will be happy to listen to you and then offer suggestions for career enhancement.  One of the first suggestions will probably be degree completion.

An excellent way to improve your career potential is to complete an unfinished college degree or to begin an undergraduate degree program. Speak to one of DreamDegree's personal education coaches to discover your options, including ways to pursue a degree at reduced cost.  DreamDegree offers lower tuition rates for college courses than many online schools and has an agreement with over 1600 colleges and universities to accept their transfer credits.

Perhaps taking courses in your field to help you become qualified for additional responsibility on the job will develop your career enhancement potential.  If you work in an office, consider signing up for some business management or accounting courses, which might eventually lead to a business degree. If you are in a sales position, taking courses in marketing or communications is a good place to start. You may find that you are fascinated by the psychology behind the marketing cases you will study. You can learn to write better press releases or more interesting sales letters to possible vendors or shareholders if you take communications courses.  You will be expanding your academic universe and learning how to enhance your career at the same time. The more professional knowledge you acquire, the more valuable you will be to your employer and the more competitive in the job market.  You will have shown determination, ambition, and a strong work ethic by completing or working toward your college or graduate degree.

If you worry that you have been out of the job market for too long or that you have waited too late to change careers, consider visiting the DreamDegree website.  You can learn more about career enhancement by chatting with their personal education coaches at no cost. They can help you find the best education programs to achieve your goals and facilitate your search for the lowest tuition rates.  They can recommend available scholarship programs and can represent you to colleges when you are looking for the best programs to help you succeed in your chosen career field. 

There can be many confusing choices among degree programs and classes which will result in career enhancement but DreamDegree's Enrollment Central can offer information that will help you decide.  Visit the website and learn from people who have years of experience… don’t wait any longer.  Start dreaming and making it happen now.
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