Evaluating Other Benefits- Professional Development
Much of the knowledge that will be important to your career, you will acquire as part of your job. Some of the benefits you might expect include.
Advance Educational Support– Many employers will pay all or most of the costs of an advance degree. For most graduates, your degree will be done part-time while you are working. Some employers will require you to stay with the organization for some period of time, or you will need to pay back your educational expenses.
Certifications/Registrations– Many employers will help you achieve certifications or registrations in your profession. This support includes
- Classes to prepare you for exams
- Professional fees
- Time off from work to achieve the certification or registration
Company Sponsored Training– Almost every employer will have internal training programs. Some of these can be quite valuable for your development and your resume. You can also expect to be able to take advantage of external training opportunities.
Conferences, Seminars, Workshops- Most employers will give you the opportunity to attend professional events. Support in this case will include registration fees, travel expenses, and time off from work.
Most people will tell you that the professional development while working will become as important long term in their career as their degree. These benefits can be very important to you. .