Is your lack of a degree holding you back from career advancement?

Then maybe what you need is a degree, diploma, certificate or accreditation..

Seriously, sometimes the right piece of paper can make all the difference. In the food industry, a food hygiene or food safety supervisor course can be a foot in the door. In the professional fields, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credits are a popular way for engineers, dentists, accountants and lawyers to keep up to date and advance their careers.

There is nothing worse than missing a critical element to practice the career you’ve always dreamed of, but even if you are in your chosen profession or industry, you can find yourself stuck or held back from the career fast track just because you don’t have the diploma or certificate that’s needed.

There was a time when an MBA was a ticket to business success – now with specialisations, there are a multitude of options that the serious career person needs to evaluate and assess.

Not everyone is going to get 5 university degrees like I did, across multiple disciplines including engineering, law, business, corporate governance and ecommerce. That’s not really the point.

The point is for you to find the missing piece of the puzzle that permits you to get to the ultimate job, position or role you aspire to. Maybe it’s the corner office with a fabulous view or it’s an international role that allows you to travel the world or it can be a domestic role that provides to your local community.

Have a look at studyfinder.com.au they might be able to help.

1 Response to “Is your lack of a degree holding you back from career advancement?”


  • A degree was certainly essential to my chosen career in engineering. And with such a high study load it is important to have the best study strategies.

    But this goes beyond University. I am an Electronics Engineer. Electronics Design is a rapidly changing field and I also work in the development of new products with a wide range of clients. So keeping up to date is also hard work. The same study strategies that allow you learn quickly and effectively at University will also allow you to keep up to date in a rapidly accelerating technology field like Electronics.

    If I look at some of the projects we are doing now then we need to be on top of technology areas such as:
    - high power BLDC motor drives
    - short range RF communications
    - low power battery operated timers, sports equipment and remote controls
    - DNP3 Smart Grid communications
    - Analogue Electronics for sensor design
    - RFID proximity cards and readers
    - ARM Cortex M4 based smart meters

    And that is this week.

    Ray Keefe
    Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd
    Casey Business of the Year 2010
    Industrial Electronics Future Award Winner 2011
    Award Winning Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development

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