An Education Gap?
You’ve probably heard of an employment gap and a skills gap, but are you aware there’s an education gap as well? Hiring influencers want to know about long stretches between jobs in any industry, and in highly technical fields such as Engineering, IT, or Communications they’ll want an explanation for a lack of the latest skills, but did you know that at the C-level and above there can also be questions about educational gaps?
Filling Your Education Gaps
If you’ve worked your way nearly to the top and have found your career slowing down, take a look at your resume. Where are your gaps? A gap in employment can be explained right on your resume. You can explain a skills gap more easily if you have already begun to work on acquiring the latest programming languages or certifications, and those with an education gap with no new degrees or certifications should seriously consider if an MBA or eMBA would be helpful for their careers.
Deepen your knowledge of your industry, broaden your experience, and grow your leadership skills in graduate school. If those aren’t enough reasons, the networking opportunities through good business schools are unparalleled!
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