You should spend around 40 minutes on this task.
Some people think that getting a degree from university is the best way to guarantee a good job. Others, however, believe that it would be better to go straight into work and get experience. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
An assurance of a good and a secured job is a dream of many. A controversy exists over the best way to achieve it: with a university degree or involving directly into the job and gaining experience. Both ways have their own gravity, and so, a critical discussion is needed to derive a logical conclusion.
On the one side of the argument, there are people who argue that a job is better learned and perfected when people start getting involved in it. They think that the direct exposure of either an inexperienced or an experienced person to a work creates a real learning situation, where he can gain more practical experience, with which he can excel in his regular work. The success stories of many businessmen and musicians can be seen as live examples for this and the performance of such people are highly recognized and rewarded, both socially and economically.
On the other side of the argument, the people who strongly recommend a university degree for a reputed job find it a systematic and a formal way of assuming a good job. This is because most universities are thought to maintain set standards, which give an assurance to whoever hires those who have successfully completed such a course. In professions such as medicine and engineering, the university certification is mandatory because this assures the quality of the respective professionals. Even if these professionals fail to perform consistently, their degrees assist them to have a grip in their fields.
After analyzing both these views in detail, albeit getting directly into the work have some notable benefits in some areas of work, I think an ideal present career selection situation appears to be formal and it demands formal qualifications.
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