Who’s Who of Career Step Students: Why Career Step?

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lady with laptopOver this past year, in an effort to help you increase your referrals, we’ve been exploring the different type of Career Step students. We’ve highlighted high school seniors, new moms, military spouses, college students, career changers, working moms, and retirees.

However, there are many reasons why people decide to go back to school, and some of your friends and family might not fit into any of the above categories. This last post in our series is designed to give you some general talking points about why Career Step might make sense for someone you know.

Self-Paced
Everyone learns are their own pace. With Career Step’s courses, you can study at the pace that’s best for you. Some students can complete their course in as little as 3 months while others might need to take a full year. The bottom line is you can learn at whatever pace is right for your lifestyle.

Convenient
With online classes you have the flexibility to study whenever it is most convenient for you. Are you a night owl or an early riser? With Career Step’s online courses, it doesn’t matter! Study at whatever time fits into your schedule and makes the most sense for you.

Student Support
Even the most motivated student can struggle sometimes with an online education. Luckily Career Step offers one-on-one support from instructors who have real world experience in the job you are training for. They can answer any questions you might have and provide the support you need to get through the rough patches.

Portable
Online classes also provide the freedom to study wherever you want. Going on a fabulous vacation but still want to get in some study time? Not a problem! You can access your courses anywhere you have an internet connection. This can also be especially helpful if you are moving to a new city or state in the near future. You can still take your Career Step course with you!

Affordable
Most students choose to go back to school in order to make more money. So choosing a school that is affordable is important.  Most of Career Step’s courses cost less than $3,000—and because we prepare students for careers that offer the opportunity to earn a good living, you can earn that back in just 2-3 paychecks once you start working! There are even several different payment plans to accommodate your budget.

Career Focused
The purpose of going back to school is to get a job. The purpose of Career Step’s certificate programs is to give you the skills and knowledge you’ll need to start a new career in the industry of your choosing. Our courses include real life examples and practice of the work you’ll be doing upon graduation so you’ll be fully capable of doing the job you’ve been trained for from day 1. This is just one of the many reasons why Career Step is approved by so many industry experts, associations, and employers!

Quicker Route to a Job
Career Step’s courses are designed to get you in, out, and working as quickly as possible. The length of time it takes to complete your course will depend on what program you take and how much time you have to spend on it. However, all of our courses can be completed in less than a year (some in as little as 3 months), which will get you out and working much quicker than a traditional 2- or 4-year degree.

Graduate Services
Your time with Career Step doesn’t end when your course does. We want to help you find a new job in the field you’ve trained for. Our graduate advisors can help you with everything you’ll need to land your dream job, which includes help building your resume and tips on interviewing. They even work with our employer partners to get you on the inside track to job openings.

How to Spread the Word
There are lots of ways you can increase your referrals by getting the word out about Career Step’s awesome courses. One of the easiest ways is to share via social media. Check out our Using Social Media for Referrals series for some ideas or our bi-weekly Facebooking for Referrals series. The Referral Resource Center also has several fliers you can customize with your referrer ID and post on community bulletin boards as well as a business card you can customize and handout to anyone who is interested in going back to school and starting a new career.

These are just a few of our ideas on why Career Step is a great choice for those looking to change their lives. Do you have any other thoughts on why Career Step might be the right choice for your friends or family? We’d love to hear what has worked for you in your referral efforts in the section below.


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