Anyone concerned about the increasing competition on the job market might want to consider increasing his or her own resume power. A stronger resume will likely be instrumental in getting a better, maybe even steadier, job when the rest of the job market seems to be in turmoil.
One absolutely fantastic way to do so is to enroll now in an MBA program offered by a school near you. Colleges and universities everywhere offer this highly valued degree program so there's bound to be one near you.
And if there really isn't one near you, consider enrolling in an MBA program offered as a distance learning experience. This method of study is becoming more and more common as its popularity grows.
Schools that offer a distance-learning MBA program most likely do so in one of two ways. And there's likely to be the chance to blend these two ways together and with some time on campus, too, if that's feasible.
Perhaps the most common form of distance learning where an MBA program today is concerned is studying over the internet. Schools today routinely videotape lectures, present and grade exams on computers only, and require research papers and essays to be delivered in digital format.
In places where computer availability isn't quite as widespread as it is in North America, an MBA program can be completed by correspondence in many cases. Some locales have centralized computer stations where students can study but, even then, they must sometimes supplement computer time with written work.
Completing an MBA program requires a lot of research, review of case histories, and reference work of all kinds. Using a computer for studies, whether the education is in a distance-learning format or directly on campus, puts university libraries at the student's fingertips.
Undertaking an MBA program requires a great deal of self-discipline and independence. These traits are highly valued on the job market, especially for an applicant vying for a management position, and they are also instrumental in completing an online or distance course of studies.
It'll take a little while, a lot of hard work, and perhaps a headache and a sleepless night or two but an MBA program will prove itself to be well worth the time and effort when competing for a promising job in today's tough job market. And the sooner you start the studies, the better. It's unlikely the competition will subside any time soon.