go for further study or start to work?

@redkey65 (221)
China
April 14, 2009 10:30am CST
it is said that nowadays it is very difficulty to find a satisfying job because of the bad economy conditions. so many students continued to stay at school for further study, instead of walking out to the society to look for a job. so what is your opinion? do you prefer to work or stay further studying? thanks for your advice! i am a student, and i will make the choice between work or study in next three month. and i am confused nowadays. i did not konw what i should do? and i amn't sure if i can work well or study well. how can i find my strength and interests? is there any ways to identify one's strength?
15 responses
@rj1578 (27)
• Malaysia
15 Apr 09
Since you're still a student, my advice is that you just continue with your studies. It's not easy to look for a job now as the economy is so bad. You may run into a risk of being laid-off if you do since you don't have enough or probably nil working experience. Even many professionals got laid-off what more to say newbies. Stay in school, get your degree and by the time you graduate the economy might be more stable and who knows, by then you'll get a much better paying job. Education is VERY important. I'm sure if you put your mind to it, you'll be able to do well in your studies. Good luck!
@axibal (63)
• Philippines
15 Apr 09
if i were you, i would rather work. it is about time that you should work.
@mira91 (986)
• Singapore
15 Apr 09
It is true that it's getting very difficult to find a satisfactory job without a degree or something..So i'd suggest that you go and study first because at this point of time i bet there's that little bit in you that knows that education would be the best path for you right now. Look inside yourself, and or experiences, you will somehow find that something that you're interested in...Like me, it had always been science and it happened to me when i was in high school that i figured science had always captured my attention. I hopw you'd choose education because it will be worth your time in the long run. Take care, regards, mira.
@askm95 (34)
• Indonesia
15 Apr 09
i prefer to work and school. I choose both coz without money we cannot continue to study.
@happy2009 (330)
• China
15 Apr 09
I prefer to get a work .If there's a good chance ,why not to get it ? along with the bad world economy condition the employment rate of the student is very low at present ,many graduates choose to stay at the campus to have further education as the are afraid of being unemployed .there's one words pop in the campus that's when out of school ,out of work .so they wish to have a higher diploma,then they can get a good work ,but when they get it ,they will find why there's still so hard to find a ideal job .so if you can get a job ,do cherish it ,love what you do.you should believe you can learn more in the work days than in the school .
• Philippines
15 Apr 09
I think you'd better do both. lol but it's fun, I've tried it after my graduating, I opted for further education Masteral Degree. You know life is about learning anyway, and I don't like getting my brain rusted, if it's anything that you can do to nurture the profession you have, I'd say do it. The downside is you really that you have to have determination, and you barely have a lot of time to hang out, though i still hang out. Just go and start it, your confused mind will know and learn when you're there!
• China
15 Apr 09
After I graduated from college, I find a job and start my carrer. Now many years passed, I decised to go back to school for my further study. I know what I need and which aspects I need to focus on as I have the social experience.
@gxyywhyzy (450)
• China
15 Apr 09
I had this your thinking when I was to graduate from college.some of my classmates decided to further study.I thought there many chance for me to get success.then I would get more knowledge than I was at school.
@redsponge (557)
• Malaysia
15 Apr 09
In my opinion, you need to know what you want at the first place. If you are unsure, you should try to expose yourself to as many field as possible. I would say school or college or university is the best place for you to explore freely. Once you are out from school, college or university, you should be ready to get into the society. Since you are not ready yet, maybe you should continue to stay in school. But, this time, you must not waste your time. You should explore as much as possible and get to know yourself better! Hope you find your way soon!
• China
15 Apr 09
I advise you to work. If you continue to stay school. Then when the graduation date coming, you also should go to society. Are you sure you can find a job better than this one. If you are confidential. congradulation, go to school. If you are not so confidential and this job is even good. I think the better choice is work. No work, No money.
@abuelin (106)
• Chile
15 Apr 09
mm go for further study I find that it is best as they can depend on myself in the future and not just the economy that is because someone does not know the deal
• Malaysia
14 Apr 09
Hi redkey I suggest you to give yurself a try to the working industry. No doubt due to the instable economic down turn it is hard to get a job but however having experience in the related field is better before pursuing your eduction. One day when you have the highest qualification as well as experience there are higher chances for you to be employed. Good luck in your future and wish you all the best Regards Thanusha
• India
14 Apr 09
Well I have still 2 years left for my graduation to complete. And consider me a bit luck for this. I feel very sorry for you and thousands of other students people out there who are to graduate this year. Due to sudden change in economic situations specially due to USA economy gripping into recession, it has become hard to find good jobs. If I would have been in your situation I would have certainly chosen future education as an alternative to pass of time in these bad times because it serve a dual purpose.
• India
14 Apr 09
well i would work for a year and then opt for further studies ,this will also give me a work experience that will be helpful while joining any institution and any company . well this is wht im going to go when i complete my school.
@landi927 (657)
• China
14 Apr 09
I am going to graduate from university in June too. But I have made up my mind to find a job. I know I am not suitable to have further education because I am lazy, and what's more,I don't want to waste my time on studying more theory. I wish I can have my own business. I must start now. I think you should finger out what your personality is firstly. Do you really want to study? Do you think you are suitable to have further education? On the other hand, you must think about your parents' opinion. Ask them how to do. I am sure they can give you a more useful advise.