This month we continue our series about the various types of Career Step students by focusing on those who have decided to make a career change. (In case you’ve missed the previous posts in this series, we’ve already covered High School Seniors, New Moms, Military Spouses, and College Students.) Let’s face it, you don’t have to be middle aged to have a “mid-life” crisis. At some point, each of us will examine our life and decide to make a change, often with our employment situation.
Career Step is the perfect choice for those individuals who feel trapped in their current job and want to try something different. If you are looking to increase your referrals, here are a few talking points on why Career Step might be the right choice for your friends and family who are looking to make a career change.
Affordability and Flexibility
Career Step’s certificate programs are more affordable that traditional 2- or 4-year degrees. Most of our courses cost less than $3,000 with payment plans available. And with the online format, students have the flexibility to go at their own pace and fit school around their lives. This is important to people who already have a job and might need to still work while going back to school. Career Step essentially gives them the freedom to still earn while they learn.
Quicker Graduation and Job Placement
Career Step’s courses are designed to get students trained and in the workforce as quickly as possible. While the average Career Step student completes their course in 11 month, many of our courses can be completed in as few as 3 months. This is critical to those who need to change their employment situation as quickly as possible.
We also offer graduates the skills they will need to get a job. This includes proving interviewing tips, resume reviews, and job placement help through our employer partners. (Currently 84% of our graduates find a job in the industry they trained for!)
How to Spread the Word
Letting your friends and family know about the opportunity to change their career with Career Step can be as simple as opening your mouth! Tell them about the difference Career Step has made in your life and chances are they will want to make a change in their life too. For people you might not know as well, you can also customize and print out a business card with your referrer ID. This ensures they’ll have the information they need to make sure you get credit for referring them. We even have a great Start a New Career flier that you can customize with your referrer ID and post on bulletin boards in your community.
Bottom line, it’s easy to let your friends and family know that with Career Step’s affordable, online, career-focused courses they can get in, get out, and get working in as little as 3 months.
Are you a Career Step student who decided to change your life by going back to school? We’d love to hear your story in the comments below.