My career advice to any young person is, “Get as much education as you can.” This will give you entry into your chosen field. It doesn’t matter whether you are choosing a vocational or academic career path. The most important advice is. “Keep learning while working in your career.”
The most important education is in applying the theory you got in school. Theory teaches you to think in the real world, which many times does not match the theory.
My advice for employers is don’t overlook those with the ‘Been There, Done That’ degree. Too often I see employers going for the piece of paper rather than the person with hands-on experience. These are the mentors who can provide those new in the career with valuable experience and the practical application of the theory.
Successful employers have a mix of both and look for the life-long learning attitude.
“I have never let schooling interfere with my education.” Mark Twain
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