June 24, 2019

Enhancing your career with a postgraduate degree

Shot of businesswoman taking postgraduate degree

Having a degree can greatly enhance your career prospects as the job market is highly competitive. But even with a degree it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. However, a postgraduate degree can set you apart, showing a much deeper level of commitment and understanding of a particular subject.

A postgraduate qualification is a necessity for some careers such as; a teacher or a solicitor but even if it’s not essential in your chosen career it can greatly enhance your job prospects. In addition, it can help you land a promotion or it a can be a springboard for an entire career change.

Undertaking postgraduate study isn’t a guarantee you will land your dream job. You need to look at the courses carefully to make sure they will update your skills and knowledge to your advantage. But it can certainly give you a big professional boost and make you much more attractive to potential employers.

A more hands-on degree

Even if you don’t enter a profession related to your degree, the skills you learn while studying – communication, problem-solving, leadership and team working – are highly sought after.

A postgraduate degree, allows you to differentiate yourself from other students and develop a specialism. It is also much more hands-on and collaborative, both through placements you undertake or through the work you carry out which imitates real-life scenarios. GSM London’s postgraduate courses are business focused so they are designed for the real world with practical projects to make sure you’re well equipped for work.

In addition, it can increase your industry connections because of the more practical nature of the degree. There are lots of opportunities for networking while you study and the people you meet on the course can yield benefits and useful connections months, or even years down the road.

Increase your promotion prospects 

Undertaking postgraduate study can increase your chances of promotion in your current company. If you want to move into senior management, then such courses can equip you with the management skills needed to make the leap.

Lots of postgraduate courses carry internationally recognised qualifications such as GSM London’s MSc in Applied Economics and Science which could make it easier for you to move companies and into a more senior role.

Develop your workplace skills

Post graduate study requires an extra level of commitment which will set you apart from the competition when it comes to applying for jobs.

It will also expand upon your transferable skills such as:

  • Research
  • Planning and Organisation
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Data Analysis
  • Teamwork and Motivating others
  • Leadership

These skills are of great interest to employers.

Changing your career

If you’re feeling somewhat disillusioned in your current career, taking time for postgraduate study can be the springboard you need. Even better, many postgraduate courses can be undertaken part-time so you could still work while studying, meaning the financial impact is less. There are courses leading to a legal career, work in tourism and management and even the oil and gas industry to name but a few.

We want to hear from you if you’re thinking of undertaking postgraduate study. You can call us on 020 3797 468 or find out more here or book an appointment with one of our Course Advisors.

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