Your Degree was a Big Investment. Should a First Employer Invest in You?

iStock 629639348 1024x683 - Your Degree was a Big Investment.  Should a First Employer Invest in You?Completing your college education is an important milestone, and it’s a big investment – of both time and money.  According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 school year ranged from $9,970 (state residents at public colleges) to $34,740 (private colleges). These figures don’t include housing, meals, supplies or transportation.  According to a 2016 report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, it takes an average of 5.1 years to earn a Bachelor’s degree.

Many of the best entry-level roles require work experience, certifications and training in addition to a college degree. Will you need to continue to invest in your future beyond graduation? Or, should your first employer help you acquire the skills, licenses and learning you need to be successful?

If that employer seeks a long relationship, cares about job stability and wants to promote advancement from within the answer is YES!

Wegmans Food Markets, a regional grocery chain in the U.S. is renowned for their investment in employees by providing extensive training and focusing on customer service skills. It has been a recipe for success, as they’ve been voted one of Fortune’s “Best Places to Work” list for 20 years in a row (they were #2 in 2017).

Another great example is Freedom Mortgage’s own “First Flyer” initiative– an industry-leading career development program designed for recent graduates of any major. Freedom Mortgage offers competitive pay and benefits, along with a rotational training program through different roles in the company. The program cultivates future leaders and prepares entry-level employees for success by bridging between school and the workforce through training, mentorship and a nurturing culture.

Freedom Mortgage, headquartered in Mt. Laurel, NJ, is one of the nation’s top 5 mortgage companies and is hiring hundreds of “First Flyers” for roles in the Philadelphia suburbs, Tempe, AZ, and Columbia, MD areas.

If you or someone you know has graduated recently or is graduating soon, the Freedom Mortgage First Flyer Career Development Program may be the right fit.  Visit us today to learn more or apply.

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Jennifer Gitt

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