Entering the big-bad world…

It seems like no matter what field you chose to enter, once you leave the comfortable school/college environment and try to step foot into the “real world” you will face challenges that you never imagined before. Technically school is supposed to prepare us for the real world challenges…isn’t it? but for some reason it just doesnt seem like they’re doing a good enough job teaching, or maybe we (as students) aren’t doing a good enough job learning. whatever the case may be, i really think that there needs to be a better way of preparing us for these real life situations. I mean sure they teach us about interview skills and job search techniques, but howcome they fail to mention the simple truth that getting to that dream job isn’t just going to spend on what you write on the resume or what you say in the interview, the main cause of achieving success in most of these fields is to talk to the right people and getting to these right people at the right time is the simple skill that these institutions fail o introduce to us naïve students. the same students who then enter this world with big dreamy eyes thinking that everything is possible just because they have a wonderful degree and charming recommendations, but it doesn’t take too long for these students to realize that these aren’t enough to become successful in the “real world”. It takes a lot more persistance, charisma and patience to achieve any kind of success especially if what you are looking to do is slightly off beat and unconventional.

So my recommendation —- i think professors should focus more on teaching students these simple tactics to help them get by in the world rather than teaching them to manufacture a piece of resume which will soon become outdated anyway and will need some serious touch ups.

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4 Responses to “Entering the big-bad world…”
  1. Simar says:

    Good Read …and I totally agee !!

    An egaging video you might find enteresting.

    It evenices some facts that reinforce yoru ideas.

    1. The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004.
    2. We are currently preparing sutdents for jobs that do not exist.
    3. People might have 10 to 14 jobs by the age of 38.
    4. One in four workers has been with their current employer for less than a year and two worker has been with their current employer for less than 5 years.
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  2. Simar says:

    Correcting a typo in the last point..

    “One in four workers has been with their current employer for less than a year and one in two for less than 5 years.”

  3. Karan Kumar says:

    True. It has to be a holistic approach from all sides. More often than not things are not that tough than what they look like.

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