How to Build a Career in Business

If you want a career in business, you need to build it from the ground up. It is important to get the right training and experience –and the best time to start is now!

Get career training in business to learn the fundamentals of what it’s like to work in a business or office environment. If you want to build your career in business, you’ll need to understand the basic principles of accounting, payroll management, human resources, employee relations and project management. You’ll also need to know how to professionally interact in the modern business office.

Learn the technology of the business world. Every modern business relies on a wide range of technology to remain effective and competitive. You’ll need to understand the basics of computer networks and hardware, but also business specific software such as the Microsoft Office Suite and accounting programs like Quickbooks. Technology is an invaluable tool to help you build your career and your future!

Polish your soft skills. Did you know that many employers think your soft skills are even more important than the concrete skills of your profession? In a survey last year, companies said the top three qualities they were looking for in job candidates were a positive attitude, good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

Make sure to network. If you want to succeed in business, you need to develop a business network. That means reaching out to the people you already know, like family, friends, faculty and former employers. It also means meeting new people! Create a professional LinkedIn profile and get in touch with friends of friends. Go to networking events and job fares. The more you put you and your skills out for the world to see, the more opportunity you’ll have to build the career in business you really want.

If you want a career in business, you need to start with some solid business skills. Check out the Associate Degree in Business Administration or the Administrative Assistant programs at Career Quest Learning Centers to see if we have what you need to get started. Give us a call at 877-481-4930 or 877-365-8144 to schedule a school tour today!



“If anyone’s looking to get into an office setting, this is a great start because you can get all those basic computer skills that employers are looking for." 


“Half of my staff is made up of Career Quest graduates. Career Quest has played a huge role in the success of my business.”