University Degree and a Related Job
Studying a subject at university that is relevant to the industry or profession one wants to pursue after leaving college is important. Such a course of action has many advantages.
Advantages from the Students Point of View
Learning the subject from academicians helps the students to better understand the job and its requirements.
Study of the subject and knowledge gained also enhance their core skills.
Gaining employment in the relevant field is easier, for some employers recruit directly from the university campus.
Related qualification makes it possible for these students to withstand the changing pressures of the job scenario.
Knowledge helps the students to develop personally and prepare professionally. Such candidates not only improve their employability but also improve their earning power.
The specified requisite qualification increases their trouble-shooting and problem-solving capacities. This subsequently leads to career development. Advantages from the Employers Point of View
Increase in competition at the national and international levels makes employers recruit university degree holders, whose subject is work-related.
Such students contribution to the organisation will be more than the others who have not studied the job-relevant subjects in the university.
Qualified employees produce better quality product or service.
Their decision making capacity also develops their leadership qualities. They are effective managers or supervisors.
Having suitably qualified employees enhances the image of the organisation with prospective clients; for the employees are more in touch with the customers than the management personnel.
Such employees are more committed to the organisation. Profession-related education helps the employee, employer and the economy as a whole. The employee and the employer are benefited for the reasons mentioned above. The economy is benefited for it increases the competitiveness and productivity of the sector as a whole. Growth and productivity are dependent upon human resources.
Education and Unrelated Jobs
But some industries look to recruit students who have studied subjects that seem unrelated to that industry. The reasons for their preference are not far to seek.
Higher education develops the core skills in students.
It improves their communication skills, problem solving capacity, their IT knowledge and develops them as good team players.
Such candidates have increased learning power. They easily learn the job in any sector.
Candidates with unrelated education to their specific jobs are very flexible. They can easily take up diverse yet related tasks. The financial and business sectors attach more prominence to the core skills that have been developed in the student. Even the hotel industry selects such students for their non-technical jobs.