Asked on 30 Jun 2020
Any advice on whether it is more worth it to take up courses than getting a job now? Thinking about in the long-run point of view.
Good that you had some working experience as an intern.
If you are considering courses, it’s also important to see what courses would be helpful and relevant to you landing a job you want to do in the future. Will it value-add to your CV?
Personally, I would think it depends highly on your (i) career goals and (ii) financial health. If you managed to land a stint at a company you like or a position that seem aligned with your long-term career goals, I would say “GO FOR IT!!!” even if the starting pay is less than ideal for a fresh graduate in normal times. The experience you gain and the people you meet might be able to help you next time, even if you choose not to stay in the same company after the contract is up. Furthermore, taking a job now doesn’t mean you stop looking out for other opportunities in your free time. You need to keep brushing up your CV and interviewing skills as you update your LinkedIn profile with new work experience earned during this period.
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