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To be successful in life, one must have a degree in addition to the necessary skills.

"Better degrees don't automatically translate into better skills and better jobs and better lives."
-Andreas Schleicher


All of us at one stage of our life get confused between preferences, i.e., whether one should gain skills or pursue more degrees, degree and skill may be seen as two sides of the same coin. To be successful in life, one must have a degree in addition to the necessary skills. A degree without skills is as meaningless as skills without a degree. One can say that a degree gives you a direction to gain skills in the relevant field to become a master in a particular stream. In addition to that, a degree gets you where you want to be, but skills keep you there and help you go forward in your career.


In the majority of instances, you will be unable to accomplish great things without a degree. Even if you are not very talented in your field, a degree may assist you in obtaining employment. The higher the quality of the degree, the greater is the likelihood of getting stable employment. But, it doesn't matter what degree you have if you are working on something meaningful or beneficial for the world. You don't need a degree if you know how to build an app that is beneficial for the world; you can sell it to people and generate revenue from it. However, you must excel at what you do rather than merely being competent because creating something from nothing and convincing others to utilize it takes a tremendous amount of talent. Your degree certificate will not be of use in this situation.

men and women wearing black and white graduation dress and mortar cap inside building One can say that a degree gives you a direction to gain skills in the relevant field to become a master in a particular stream. | Photo by Caleb Woods on Unsplash

There is a development trend taking place across the globe, and the pace at which it is taking place can only be accomplished via the combination of degree and skills. Millions of students from various degrees graduate each year, yet the vast majority of them continue to remain unemployed. A degree is about much more than simply finding employment. The advantages extend to all aspects of one's life. Thus, education imparts theoretical information while also improving your rate of learning and capacity for in-depth understanding.

Every degree holder does not necessarily possess specialized knowledge. It is the skills in addition to the degree which contribute to the achievement of the goal. Soft skills such as language and communication skills, personality development, management, and behavioral skills are more critical when looking for jobs in today's world. No matter how many relevant degrees you have on your CV, it is skills that the employers, clients, or management see.

We can sum up by stating that a person's skill is always more essential than a degree. Those with superior skills and qualifications, as well as solid self-confidence, will almost always advance to a higher position. While a degree is necessary to get employment in a business or organization, it is insufficient to do the job effectively. The ideal is a well-balanced mix of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience.


love to learn pencil signage on wall near walking man No matter how many relevant degrees you have on your CV, it is skills that the employers, clients, or management see. | Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash




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