Laid Off – Questions to Ponder
Posted Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 by
If you’ve just been laid off, you may have a strong incentive to get right back into the workforce for one of the obvious reasons: bills. Or, you may decide to give yourself a few days of unrestricted leisure time. Many choose to dive right back into the job market so that life can quickly return to normal. And others choose to advance through additional education. Here are few questions to help you plan your next move.
Did you love your last job? Be totally honest with yourself. If you loved your last job, you may be ready to find a job replacement that is as close to your old job as possible. You may even have the experience and desire to start your own company. If so, check with your state to see if there are programs in place for entrepreneurs.
What would your dream job be? If you’re laid off, your instincts may be screaming for you to be practical and find a job that can keep you afloat. This, of course, can be a good plan, but it doesn’t mean you have to stop thinking of ways to make money by doing what you love.
Is it time to go back to school? Your dream job may require training beyond what you already possess. The good news is that attending a college or university may be easier now than it has ever been, especially if it’s an online university.
Online learning can be a valuable learning experience, whether you’re taking a single course or pursuing your degree. Many students, when asked about why they chose to learn online responded, “Because it’s convenient.”
Others answered that the benefits of taking an online course go beyond mere convenience. Here are some additional popular reasons to choose online learning:
- You get to attend class anytime you choose and anywhere you want as long as you have Internet access.
- You can access your course materials 24/7.
- You can network with a wide range of people from all over the country, even the world.
- You can to learn at your own pace. You can study when you want.
- You can benefit from a flexible schedule that allows you to balance family life with your pursuit of education.
- You can benefit from career placement services for graduates.
Everest University Online, a division of Everest University, offers practical, career-oriented degree programs. Pursue an online degree when and where you choose. You get to set your own schedule. It’s all up to you. Contact Everest University Online today.