On the threshold of a newly graduated university, an interesting thought comes to mind: “Have those five (and who have all six) years passed in vain?”. Another genius idea: “Well, who needs a new employee with no work experience, and how much can an employer pay to get such a ‘great specialist’? Somehow there is a creepy feeling that the answer to these sudden questions will not be pleasant at all.
Certainly, you can spit on your diploma, years of torment in the university, sleepless nights during sessions and, if any, your “high class” knowledge, and change your specialization, getting a job far from your favorite specialty, say, under the protection of a relative. Another option is to become a manager (this is the kind of person who devotes all his working time looking for an answer to the question “why am I actually here?”). There is another great opportunity to have a good time right after university, which, unfortunately, is available only to the strong half of humanity – to go to the army for a year.
But what to do if there are no relatives or acquaintances with connections, thanks to M.N. Zadornov the stereotype about worthlessness of all Russian managers has taken root in your consciousness, and in general you are a girl (or simply not suitable for service in the ranks of our glorious armed forces)?
Don’t get upset. Sooner or later, you will find a job (of course, the salary will bring more sad thoughts than positive ones). At first, of course, you will be entrusted with the most unimportant, unnecessary and uninteresting work that your esteemed boss can come up with. Do not despair, it has its advantages: first, you will not get tired and will be able to quietly devote your time and energy to more interesting and important aspects of life. The first period of working life is ideal for settling personal problems and laying the foundation for family life. Another possible way to make good use of the period called “first stage of career ladder” is personal self-development and further education.
Self-development, of course, is a noble cause, but only available to people with a great layer of will. Imagine the picture – you come home after a day at work and instead of chatting with your family, sitting on social networks or idly lying on the sofa in front of your favorite zombie, you sit behind the books and start learning, for example, the basic techniques used to calculate plate heat exchangers. This situation is likely to seem unlikely to an ordinary Russian. Although what the hell isn’t funny…
And yet the methods of voluntary coercion have never failed. Therefore, in order to increase the effectiveness of the cognitive process, it would not hurt to enroll in training or retraining courses. For the most diligent, the option of additional education may be considered. If you work late, or if the idea of spending three or four nights a week is repugnant to your consciousness, then think, for example, about obtaining a diploma of distance learning (although this option is frightening too long – who knows what will happen in five or six years?).
Evening education seems to be more effective for two reasons: firstly, education is repeated with a certain periodicity at a selected interval of time (depending on the university and the specialty itself, you can study from 502 hours and, as they say, to infinity, but still the average upper limit is 3-4 years). The second reason is personal contact with the teacher. Live communication, no matter how you spin it, brings more useful fruit, because only rare units can deal with the intricacies of the subject on their own, and who knows how and what the teacher will ask during the exam or offset.
The market for additional education and professional retraining of various types is thriving in Russia. Almost every university offers some courses and different types and coloring of diplomas. The most common specialties are translation, marketing – manager, psychologist and economist. The most popular among correspondence students are legal, economic and technical education, including IT-specialists of different colours.