In today’s poor economy and competitive market, securing employment is arguably harder than it ever has been before. Candidates that are highly experienced and seeking work are everywhere while positions that are actually open and available are few and far between. This is why it is so crucial to make yourself stand out from the crowd in any and as many ways as possible.
Many people who are experienced will have to really emphasise this experience on their CV, during the interview and showcase their strengths in a strong and immediately apparent way. Those that are relatively inexperienced are relying on their qualifications and other abilities to get them noticed. This is exactly why a college degree is a crucial aspect of seeking employment. Lack of experience or relevant work experience is a problem when looking for a job, as so many highly experienced individuals may be after the exact same position. Having no formal education, particularly a college degree is in this case, a fundamental drawback and a potential problem for prospective employers. Having a degree, though inexperienced, means that a candidate has a high level of education, experience of completing projects and assignment, a solid knowledge base in a specialised subject and experience working amidst a group and also independently.
Even those who have a wealth of experience behind them will benefit from a college degree. This is basically the full package and would be difficult for an employer to say no to, given the interview goes well. Particularly for technical and scientific professions, a degree means that you are aware of changes in the area and are more than likely updated and aware of various aspects of the relevant subject. Compared to an individual offering experience alone, this is a highly desirable set of skills and knowledge and will help you to stand out as the best fit for the job.
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