They say that a dream without a plan is just a vision; and whilst we do agree with this sentiment, it’s often hard to determine how you’ll make those dreams a reality. From putting your plans on paper, to studying a post-graduate degree like a BCom Honours, here are a few tips that might bring you one step closer to your dream career…
Studying is one of the most vital tools for success in any industry. Whether it’s teaching or a position in business management, a sound qualification will ensure that you’re taken seriously. Always ensure that your qualification is accredited so that the doors of opportunity are always open in your favour.
A degree alone is great, but a post-graduate qualification is even better. Programmes like a BCom Honours will help give you that extra edge, especially when you find yourself in the running for a position where the competition is fierce. It also gives you more advanced knowledge of your field, making it well worth the time and effort.
Keep those dreams front of mind with a vision board that will help you visualise your goals and aspirations. If you hang it somewhere where you’re bound to see it daily, you’ll never lose sight of what you’re aiming for. If you’re not one for loads of pictures, use a whiteboard or a chalkboard to write down your goals so that you can be reminded of them.
One of the key factors that determine whether or not you are hired is often work experience. Don’t ever neglect this because you are studying. There are many organisations and brands that take on student interns and this can even be done on a part-time basis or during your holidays. This work experience is a “foot-in-the-door” and might even help you land a full-time position at the company! It’s also a good way to see if you actually like the industry you are studying towards. If not, don’t panic. Simply re-evaluate and tweak that vision board…
When your entire future lies ahead of you, you need to make decisions that will help you get ahead. This includes choosing a respected tertiary education provider. For more on The IIE’s Varsity College, please visit our website today, www.varsitycollege.co.za.
*SLP: Short Learning Programme