Should YOU go back to school to change your career?

By Shirin Khamisa | Advice

Jan 15

Should you go back to school to change your career?

Dear All,

Watching the class of 2016 make their way back to school might have you wondering: should I to go back to school?

Many people fear that the only way to make a career change is heading back to the classroom.

While upgrading your credentials is one way to a new career, often it’s not the only solution.

Understanding yourself and having a clear career goal is a prerequisite to knowing if more school is the best option. 

It’s important to know the costs of going to school (financially, personally and professionally), as well as the kinds of support you will need in order to be successful.


There is more than one way to get to your Happy Mondays. Exploring your options now will save you time and money in the long run.

To your success,


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About the Author

Hi! I'm Shirin and I founded Careers by Design over ten years ago and have spent many more years helping people to get “More Happy Mondays.” I’m a caring Career Counsellor and ICF Certified Professional Coach. I specialize in assisting clients to choose a career direction, resolve career-related issues and increase feelings of happiness in life and work. Let's create More Happy Mondays! Find out more at Careers by Design.

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