You’re more than your degree

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It’s easy to jump straight to qualifications and experience required when you first read a job advert. Afterward, you disqualify yourself because you don’t meet the requirements. This narrow linear view has led many to think of their degree as the most important element in their career.

It is important to realise that you are a full package of knowledge and experience that comes from all areas of your life. This is a strength when it comes to your career journey. Your academic qualification is only one slice of the pie.

Let’s look at the full package you bring to the table:

Skills, knowledge and education

  • Your degree or qualification
  • Your professional certifications
  • Research
  • Subject-specific knowledge

Hobbies and Interests

  • Photography
  • Blogging
  • Painting
  • Musical Instruments
  • Baking
  • Social media management

Extra-curricular Activities

  • Sport
  • Cultural activities
  • Community work
  • Social activism
  • Fellowships

Work Experience

  • Part-time
  • Internship
  • Volunteering
  • Tutoring
  • Working for the family business
  • Running your own business

Career Research

  • Careers presentations and workshops
  • Informational interviewing
  • Visits to career fairs

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