Does education matter while searching for a job?

September 15, 2007 2:03pm CST
Friends it often strikes me that what I studied in University is not really used by me in the job I do. I think most of you may be having a similar feeling like I do! Other than in professional education like MBBS, Engineering, Pharmacy, etc, most of the other general courses are just for earning a degree & we don't really use what we have studied in our day to day careers What do you think??
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@sephrenia (567)
15 Sep 07
I think education does matter in some respects. Prospective employers can see that you are willing to learn even if what you've already learned has no bearing on the job you are applying for. Employers also like to know that you are willing to stay committed to one thing for a long period of time, even if it has only been study up to that point. In other cases the type of things you have studied matters immensely such as you've already said like teachers and so on and so forth. I do believe that we unconciously use things we have learned during our studies like time management, we dont realise it while we study but all those deadlines get us used to working to tight schedules and that experiences translates across very well as does the ability to write better thought out letters and what have you. Granted, we dont use it all but we do use some of it :)