Amidst the fast changing economic framework, the education and the employment market is offering a host of options like never before. But the same also get a series of questions to those who have completed their graduation and pondering upon the choices available. And one of the major question I have constantly being asked upon is to make that golden choice between Post Graduation vs. Job.
Certainly there is no universal answer to this question, which suits every individual. But one can certainly think of the available options and then make an informed decision to pick the most desirous and beneficial option.
Job vs. Post Graduation ?
This is certainly a question that is thought over by every other graduate and I am sure it would also be a concern for parents too. Being a person from the corporate background, I have come across various post graduate students (especially MBA) who have picked a PG Course because his/her friend had opted for the same. And unfortunately the same PG student got landed into a job which would be picked by any graduate too. It is quite important to know the need of a PG Course in the present job market and how that would help an individual to make a better career move. Ideally a year or two into job would make a lot of things clear to an individual to make a choice of PG (and also the area of specialization)
There are certainly a host of competitive examinations available today, which are offering the best for the best brains across various departments / corporate verticals. But as said and done, they are competitive in nature and test the best into your competitive ability to stand out in the crowd and make a mark for yourself. With wide array of changes in the business / economic scenario, the need for fresh graduates (especially commerce) is on a biggest growth sphere. And certainly graduates are considered to be the best pick for delivering the results.
A post graduation enables you to grasp a lot of new things and also provides an opportunity to unlearn a lot of things in the area of your interest. But the same comes at a cost (not just monetary) which is 2-3 years of your valuable time. There is certainly no second thought, a rich work experience of 2-3 years in place of a post graduation course ignites a lot amongst the individual and who can make a much better decision for his/her own career.
The article is being kept short, in order to make things clear at a basic level of making a choice between starting a career or picking a PG Course. There are a host of options available at PG level today for Arts, Commerce and Science graduates to pick from. And each stream has its own set of opportunities to offer and an individual can certainly make wonders in any stream that is being chosen. It would be unfair to rank the streams on silly questions like; science is better than commerce? commerce gives an edge over arts? Each and every stream has its own set of opportunities and challenges. It’s the amount of effort an individual would like to put and make the decision worthwhile in the long run.
For students / parents looking for a better clarity can connect with the author for a free counseling session to clarify their queries and doubts.
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