According to a recent survey, job-seekers value learnings just as much as their salary when they consider a new job opportunity.

Among finance and accounting professionals surveyed, 64 percent said the chance to gain new skills is a critical consideration when making career advancement. 50 percent also reported they are very concerned about keeping their skills current in the next several years; another 38 percent noted they were somewhat concerned. The research revealed that the value placed on learning and keeping skills current was greatest for those early in their careers but still significant for those who have risen through the ranks.
Finance and accounting professionals were asked, “When evaluating a new job opportunity, how important is the ability to gain new skills in that role?”
Their responses were thusly:
Total Entry Staff Management Executive
Very important 64% 81% 68% 55% 55%
Somewhat important 34% 17% 30% 43% 41%
Not at all important 2% 2% 2% 2% 4%
100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Respondents also were asked, “How concerned are you about keeping your skills current in the next three to five years?” Their responses:
Total Entry Staff Management Executive
Very concerned 50% 61% 57% 44% 38%
Somewhat concerned 38% 32% 34% 43% 40%
Not at all concerned 12% 7% 9% 13% 22%
100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Workers at every career stage should keep their skills current and relevant. In today’s competitive hiring market, a robust professional development program can be an appealing benefit to would-be new hires. A company’s best performers are often the first to leave if their employer does not provide ample training and development to help them grow professionally.
CTL business group will help you gain skills and keep your skills current in the accounting field. The group will offer trainings and courses on bookkeeping, payroll, personal/self – employed tax prep, cooperate tax prep and computerized accounting. This is certainly useful and critical for developing a bloom career and career advancement. Check out the great deals CTL business group has to offer now!