If you didn’t earn your high school diploma and you’re too old for high school, you’re likely a very good candidate to take the GED test. And while you might have a job, children to care for, or other life situations that make earning your GED certification seem hard or even impossible, it’s a step you should take NOW. Here are four reasons why:
1. Employment- Even if you’re currently employed, earning your GED certificate will increase the the number and quality of jobs you can apply for in the future. And even if you plan on staying at your current job a while, you may get passed by for promotions or raises without it.
2. Self-esteem- It might sound cheesy, but earning your GED certificate will help you feel a sense of accomplishment and pride in yourself. Your GED certificate is proof to the world- and yourself- that you’re competent and are able to set a goal and achieve it.
3. Role Model- Have kids or plan to in the future? You want them to succeed in life, and the best way for you to help them do that is by being a good role model. Earning your GED certificate shows your children that you value education and you expect them to as well.
4. Education- If you want to attend college and take your career to the next level, your GED certificate is the first step.