Do You Really Need A University Degree To Succeed?

Most of us link success with the number of academic qualifications one has obtained. In recent times, this notion has been heavily challenged. Several researches conducted have proven that there seems to be no direct connection between the level of academic qualifications one has gained and their performance in the workplace or success in life.  

While it is a must for professionals like doctors, engineers, nurses and surgeons to obtain a valid degree from a recognised university to practice what they do, graduating from college or university is not an integral part for other professions. Here are few reasons why it is still possible to be successful without fancy higher education qualifications.  

The Diminishing Significance of Résumés 

Several years back, a lot was riding on one document with two pages at most, to be considered for an available job opportunity. Today, companies display more interest in reading the cover letter that is attached to the application than the résumé itself. This is because; the cover letter ties up the entire résumé and shows the employer what you can bring to the table. Therefore, a recent pass out from a Thailand international school with a fantastic cover letter could have a better chance of securing a job than a degree holder with a poorly written cover note. 

It is the Skills and Talents that Matter 

For starters, how many people end up pursuing careers in their chosen field of study? Most students, who graduate from college or university at a very tender age, have hardly any idea or certainty about what kind of job they want to do or what industry they want to be part of. They just enrol at University straight after secondary school as they feel like it is the next ‘must-do’ step in life.  

However, chances of not landing your dream job even with the best academic qualifications are increasing day by day. Employers now look for candidates with the right personality and drive that can be easily trained well to do the job, rather than those with outstanding paper qualifications and poor personality. So, you may have studied at the best international school in Bangkok since childhood or the best public school in the country, none of it would matter if you do not possess the key traits the employer is looking for.  View more information here

Practical Experience Counts  

While a student who takes the mainstream route spends up to four years studying full-time at university, another might progress directly from school into the workforce as an entry-level experience holder. They then undergo thorough job specific training, both on-the-job training as well as off-site to enhance the learning and develop skills that are needed to perform the job well.