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Online Education in Times of Global Recession

Monday May 25, 2009

Online Education in Times of Global Recession
Once again, life warns us that nothing is safe by introducing the global financial crisis. The time of twists and turns where nobody is safe, where many people will lose fortunes, companies, jobs and no profession is recession-proof, but not everything is so bleak. Behind every crisis opportunities are hidden. Online education can be one of them, that is if you know how to use it.

First of all, the good thing to know is that no profession is safe or privileged. Crisis affects all areas so people lose their jobs and it can easily happen to any of us. In that situation the best thing to do is to improve your skills and learn new things. The best way to do that is via further education. Additional skills and degrees will make you suitable for various jobs so you will be able to adapt more easily to demands of the market. But you must plan it carefully, because education costs and the crisis will hit your budget too. So no one needs failed investments. Examine the situation on the job market. Which professions are most wanted, paid best and where do you fit in. You shouldn’t be too ambitious either. There are simply things one can or cannot do. So be realistic.

Also you shouldn’t wait for the worst to happen. Start planning how to improve your career as soon as possible. The employers like to see a hard-working, adapting individual, working on self-improvement. In fact they will be looking for such workers. So beat unemployment to it. Make yourself adaptable and suitable for various job positions. It might seem as a needles waste of money at first, but when you think that it might save you your job when millions are going unemployed, the picture is quite different.

But don’t think that you are the only one that has come up with this idea. Many people think the same way and the competition for enrollment will be fierce. The colleges won’t enroll just anyone who applies as they will have lower budget too. It will be up to you to convince them what makes you the best student. Colleges won’t be so eager to accept someone who is looking for back-up plan to handle the crisis. Everyone is doing that. Therefore, you must have a clear goal and a strong plan about how you will achieve it.



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