When the recession hit in 2008-2009, many people lost their jobs😞
As a result, some pursued their undergrad and some pursued their masters🎓
I fortunately did not lose my job but I decided to get my MBA.
I worked 60+ hours/week and did 60+ hours/week of coursework to get my full-time MBA at the same time.
I applied what I learned to work and took what I learned at work and applied it to school.
It was incredibly hard and I sacrificed any free time available.
I graduated in 2011 and got an even better job making +56% more that next year.
I connected with students in my class a year later and they were shocked..
Almost all of them were still in the same job or had a new job doing virtually the same thing.
They asked me how I did it.
I told them it was no secret but many people look at degrees incorrectly.
Many go to school HOPING that a degree would open up job opportunities.
I went to school and APPLIED what I learned to develop SKILLS.
SKILLS allowed me to get RESULTS.
Results allowed me to FIND and EARN a better position.
For those who are thinking about going back to school, I do encourage it as long as you understand this:
Degrees and knowledge do NOT make you HIREABLE.
SKILLS + RESULTS do.
Do you agree?