In this world, everything is researched, measured and managed. From global companies to the tiniest species of life. But to measure, it is said that one needs a degree. I don’t have one, because I am a worker, not a doer. Usually, I do not measure by list, but by gut feeling.
It however seems to me that having loads of working experience is less valuable than having a degree. In this time of so called economical crisis, employers tend to hire the best educated (although not always best fitting) personnel. And they should, because they have plenty of choice. I am sometimes frustrated, though. Because I know that for some jobs, I do fit better than a higher educated person. Because I know that high education does not always mean a proper link between departments.
My mind tells me to go back to school. My gut tells me to continue with the double L: Labour and Learn. Because someday, the crisis will be over. And when that happens, people with proper working experience will be valuable again. I trust my gut, because it has never let me down before, especially when working with people. It takes courage to trust my gut, that is for sure. And because I trust my gut, I believe in me. It prevents me from getting severely depressed. And since my guts told me that it is time to move on for me, I will do that. It is scary. It is like jumping through a piece of paper, trusting there will be a pillow or a nice, deep water behind it. But that will not stop me from taking the plunge anyway.
Employers, do understand that throwing away a lot of working experience is not the smartest move. It can create quick wins. However, it can also create quick losses. And I think our economy has lost too much already too quickly, don’t you agree?