27 Nov Continuing my education for promotional purposes
Continuing my education for promotional purposes
I have been in my current position in my firm now for more than three years. I do not uncover my job difficult sufficient or if I am sincere rewarding sufficient monetary sensible or fulfillment wise. I do not feel excited about coming to perform the way I utilised to only a year ago.
My dilemma is that my existing level of education signifies I have reached as far as I can go in my specific field. The new “kids on the block” who join our firm straight from university have degrees coming out of their ears. The only point they lack is encounter but this can be accumulated inside a couple of years. I have accomplished some research and within two years, the most current young high flyer will have accumulated sufficient encounter to side step me. So in as small as two to 3 years he could be my boss. What ever I determine to do, I want to do it now.
I require to get an equivalent degree if not a master’s degree. This would see me into my well-deserved retirement and guarantee the younger management members will remain my subordinates. I have to initiate my continuing education program and quick if I want to fulfill my ambitious strategy in the tight time scale. My continuing education means time away from my desk, attending lectures. The written operate is no problem as this can be carried out in the evening at home or in the workplace if I require to access files etc.
I took no time in contacting the neighborhood university. I was shocked to hear I would have to sit an entrance exam if I wish to continue my education. They also insist that I attend a returning to education workshop as it has been so lengthy because I studied. I had to agree if my continuing education strategy was to succeed.
I produced all the relevant appointments and carried out a costing exercise of the next two years throughout my continuing education system. I was now ready to address my boss with my proposal.
I asked for a consultation and it was scheduled for the next day. I also asked for my supervisor to attend the meeting at the latter stage. I also asked a human resource representative to attend. This way any agreements would be carried out there and then rather than schedule yet another meeting therefore wasting valuable time and resources.
As I imagined it, the meeting went flawlessly. My meticulous arranging was a masterpiece. My continuing education plan was now a reality. I do not believe the new younger managers could act so proactively now or in the future, you either have it or not. And I not only have it but very soon I will have a master’s degree that will hold the young pups biting at my heels exactly where they belong.
I would suggest any manager to initiate a continuing education program of their own if they want to stay ahead of the game. “If you snooze you lose” as the saying goes.