Most of us have been told since childhood that education is the most important asset to have in order to make it in life and become successful. Well that’s a half truth and a half myth. But do you also know that approximately over 30% off billionaires don’t have a university degree, among who are Steve Jobs and Oprah Winfrey? Living large isn’t only a luxury of the privileged ones who have a university degree.
Anyone can be successful sans the university degree from any local university or overseas . Save that tens of thousands of your tuition for other reasons like an investment or capital for a startup. There’s just so many reasons not to pursue your degree. And here’s why! Need degree to succeed? Picture Credits : Collaborate Creations
1. Landing yourself experience is key
Experience is more important than anything. And knowledge and experience are a killer combo. Through experience, you can gradually gain the necessary knowledge, but through studying you’re don’t really gain the first-hand experience.
If you’re just fresh out of university and reading this, you’ve probably been experienced a turned down job application (or a few) simply because they are looking for someone with experience. Which is illogical since you spent most of your youth studying so you can work in a specific field.
However, if you already have experience in a particular field, and you’re very good at what you do, nothing can stop you, because you’re already one step ahead of everyone else who’s just got the book smarts.
2. Employers look for prospect and deliverables
While pursuing further education can broaden your knowledge as well as fine tune it, it can’t instil certain skills and elements confidence and deliverables, to make employers want to hire you.
How do you achieve that? Land yourself as many relevant internships during your stint in school, to acquire as much experience and evidence of your earlier successes in the job.
Through working in SMEs or small startups during your internship, it hones your confidence and refines your existing talent. Sometimes, employers just go for their gut feel on top of your past achievements. Your confidence plays a big part.