3 Surprising ways to further your education and save money

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By: Good Nelly
on 21st Aug,2014

Given the rising cost of education and tough job market, they would be more interested to see you getting employed as early as possible.
3 Surprising ways to further your education and save money


Are you tired of looking for a job after completing your education? Are you planning to go back to school and further your education? Have you discussed about your plan with your parents and got negative feedback from them? Well, there's nothing surprising about it since your parents have already spent a substantial amount for your graduation. Given the rising cost of education and tough job market, they would be more interested to see you getting employed as early as possible.

You have 3 options left now – (a) further your education with a strict budget, (b) keep on trying for a new job, (c) find work and complete your education. If you want to go for the third option, then you've just come at the right place. Here are some money-saving ideas for completing your post-graduation.

1. Look for a job that is ready to pay for your education

Check out the 'about us' and 'employee benefits' sections of the company website before going for the job interview. If the company offers compensation for post-graduate courses, then this job is perfect for you.

When you're attending an interview, try to leave a good impression upon the recruiter. Answer all his/her questions to the best of your ability. Explain why you want to be a part of the organization. Give reasons why you're the best candidate for the job and discuss about your education plans to develop your skills in future.

The recruiter may ask you why you want to go for post-graduation and how would the company benefit from it? This is a tricky question and you have to handle it smartly. Explain that the skills you'd gain would benefit the company. You can use those skills to give a better output and generate revenue.

2. Be a part of the military and continue your education

Thank your stars if you're fortunate enough to get a job in armed forces. If you can present your case very well, then military may agree to pay for your education. There is yet another benefit of being a part of the military and that is they can help you pay off your existing student loans provided you and loans are eligible for it. You can check out various types of financing options from the Military Education Benefits ebook.

Make sure you do your own homework before making any decision regarding education. Keep it in mind that you're serving your nation. You may have to go to various places for your job. There is no point in thinking about higher secondary education if you move around the country a lot.

3. Obtain a certificate to attain your education goals

You don't always need a degree to further your education. Besides, degrees are quite expensive. One degree may cost you years of hard work and thousands of dollars. So you may try to get a job and further your education without a degree. But how will you do that? The best way to fulfill your education and financial goals is to get a job in a book publishing company.

You won't need additional education to get a job in a book publishing company. A certificate is enough for this job. In fact, a certificate is as good as master's. Besides, you can get a certificate at a much lower cost. You've to spend around $3000 for obtaining a certification, but for master's you need to pay $20,000.

The above 3 money-saving options can help you further your education post graduation. There are many more options as well. Make sure you analyze the pros and cons of each option before making a move.

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