2014/04/14

Experience is the key to success to landing a job


key to success  - landing a job
Nowadays education itself doesn’t guarantee employment. Employers recruiting candidates pay attention not only to the diploma and certificates obtained, but above all completed practice and experience. At this point your resume can stand out from the other applicants. Consider the pros and cons of starting a job during studies.

Information gained at classes at university is only a necessary basic needed to pursue the profession and in many industries this knowledge is quickly outdated. Often, more important is ability to use it in the practice. Unfortunately, you can’t learn that during lectures. Now we’ve got a problem. Teacher won’t learn his profession from books but he has to work in kindergarten or school. Similarly, future engineer must appear on the site, and Romance philology student should go to France. Such experience is essential to take a job in accordance with education, but many masters entering the labour market, can not show it off. This is the main reason for the difficulty in finding work among fledgling graduates.

Gaining the practice or internship during studies isn’t so hard as some might think. Employers look favorably on people interested in professional development. It seems that the trainee in areas such as IT or marketing is much more appreciated by recruiters, rather than having the same university diploma. The internship also allows you to check whether the "dream" profession meets the expectations and that we find in the industry that we selected. You may also find that working in a large corporation, you've always dreamed of, it is not for us. The sooner we shall see, the better.

It is also importat that practice or internship doesn’t have to be precisely connected to field of study.  For sales representative not only knowledge from economy area will be usefull but also psychology and culture issues. Future linguist doesn’t have to get practice only at school or in translation agency. Department of international cooperation in some company or work as a tour guide can be a good idea. There is a lot of possibilities. It’s important to take a look at your options broadly and not limited.

Significant are also interest. Very popular among the student is volunteering. Adepts of medicine  can teach children in Africa mathematics, and political scientists to rebuild a school in East Asia. Gained experience and competence, such as the ability to cooperate, establish contacts with people from all over the world and empathy, will be useful in future work, wherever they work.

On the other hand, prior to the decision to start a job or internship it is worth  to look at the industry in which you want to work and plan possible scenarios for professional development. If you are considering continuing career in college or want to work in public administration, you should consider as soon as possible to complete studies and to obtain as high results as possible. In both cases, your academic achievements, probably will be a lot more important than potential experience. In addition, a diploma and thereby its fastest gain is often a prerequisite for access to a particular profession. It refers also to professions such as doctor or lawyer, in which the appropriate permissions can earn after graduation.

You must also be prepared to that if you start an internship or a first job without a diploma or you will not receive salary or it will be much lower than for other employees with more work experience. If you decide to throw into the work, or after completing an internship or practice in the company will get a well-paid position, there is a high probability that you will not have enough motivation to complete studies. Just keep this in your consciousness the fact that workers without a degree in the long term, even though a large professional experience, they advance much more slowly than their counterparts who are the credentials of the diploma.

That‘s your choice.

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