Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by lTZY, Jun 9, 2019.
work experience is more important than education
That's bullshit.. The potential of those educated ones is greater than experience.
I find that people with only work experience are more likely to have a difficult time understanding ethics. Just based on my post-education work experience.
Depends on what field folks are trying to get into. Education is important if you’re studying for a field that’s in demand, such as healthcare or engineering. You get trained on the job for healthcare and engineering majors usually get internships/co-ops before graduation for experience.
If you’re trying to do something like business, administration, arts/design, then there’s more emphasis on work experience. Still important to have a degree but the degree needs to be relevant. None of that BA/BS in underwater basket weaving.
Also depends on the kind of education you're getting. In my case I see no use of many sleepless nights spent to do my homework for me and it's quite common situation. I'd say you should choose field of study with the visible practical appliance for your future career and then when work experience comes you'll reach success. Ideally ducation and work experience are to work in pair.
I just lost 6775465 braincells from reading this
Yeah. In my country, fresh grads need to have at least 30 years of work experience to get a job and a decent wage.
But how can you get proper work experience when you enter the field if they judge you based from your education?
Agreed. At least in my experience, my work history has gotten me way farther than my "education," outside of anything teaching related but even then, my work history prepared me more for teaching than college ever did.
Agreed. Most employers prefer someone who knows how to act in a work environment. Also careful you don't have too much experience... If you stayed somewhere for a longer time it shows that 1. you're serious and 2. you're most likely a hard worker and/or a decent person (otherwise your ex boss would've kicked you out sooner) it's kinda like dating, if you're looking for something serious, would you rather have someone who's only been in proper relationships, or a hoe?
Also, the most dumb and close minded people I met in life had fancy degrees, therapists take the take, many are not even nice.
Work xperiience isnt eveyghing though.u need certificates for plenty of jobs. U need both.
Education got my foot inside the door - my employment prospect would have been much smaller if I was a high school dropout. The rest is faking it until I made it.
Education gave me the opportunity to get work experience through an Internship, now I will finish my studies this year and have work experience as well.
I disagree. You can obtain experience just at that moment when you know many options and while working you understand which one is the best. You know these options just after you learn everything. So you have to learn first and after that to implement your knowledge in practice. Now we have a lot of blogs that can help us with our knowledge. I have found this one city-internships.com I really like how they explain every domain and their business. Now I'm thinking to make a new degree thanks to that blog. Knowledge is the key to success.
as someone who has employed people in mid management level positions: its true
degree helps a lot to get a kick start, but experience outweighs it.
Not for the younger generation since you won't get that work experience without education.
nope, they do. there are many ways not just education that leads to work..
Except some specific careers aka more artistically inclined careers, most of the jobs do require education.
how many people have you hired?
I have hired for managerial positions around 65k.
mix of analytical and people management skills.