It is common, in these times, to encounter several young grads armed with a degree but without a job. But the promise of a ‘Guaranteed Placement’, made by the educational institution does not seem untrue when the fine print comes to light, something that most of us see only much after.
But why fret? After all, one has acquired the education and the required learning that the respective subject demands. No one can take that away! However, what is essential is to gain work experience and when it is said, ‘work experience’ it may not necessarily be in the immediate line of learning but perhaps related, for eg,. A Masters’ degree in Tourism does not always have to result in an opening at a Travel Agency or Airline or a luxury Hotel chain; one could explore the first available opportunity in Customer Relations or Counter Sales in any industry category – automotive, retail, telecom, apparel, etc,. This way related experience accumulates, before you land the job that you aspire for. Related experience will count for more than no experience at all.
What’s more is that you also gain experience important inter-personal working skills that will come handy both in your professional and personal life.