Some of us make grave mistakes in life and so many people out there feel that they’ve done a degree that hasn't served them well. If you are someone has just graduated with a degree that you feel isn't useful to you in life, or you are stuck in limbo, career-wise, what can you do if you feel that you have chosen the wrong degree?
Never Underestimate Transferable Skills
Because now, a lot of applicants have degrees in every subject going, you may think that it's necessary for you to have a degree so close to the job that you think you want, that you'd have to go back to university.
This isn't the case. But, on your resume, you have to highlight what makes you suitable for this role, especially if you don't have the necessary background.
One notable example of this is the article Can You Be a Social Worker with a Criminal Justice Degree?, because the degree, on the face of it, doesn't particularly lend itself to the social worker industry. It's important, regardless of your academic qualification to show how you are suitable for the role.
Get The Relevant Experience For A New Career
If you have been knocking on doors, with little result, there are so many internships out there. Any employer will tell you that the right experiences will more than make up for the wrong degree choice.
After all, numerous people have gone into the entertainment industry, although they had academic experience in law or business. Now, with more competition in every industry, relevant experience is vital, but this does mean you have to put in the hours and for relatively little pay.
An internship is the best way to gain experience of an industry that you have interest in.
Don't Feel You’ve Thrown Your Life Away
Probably the most important thing to consider about your choice of degree is that you think that it's setting you up on the wrong course in life. This is not the case, and any experience in an academic arena will serve you well.
Because you have a degree, you've shown that you've worked hard to get to this point. And in fact, even though you think you've chosen the wrong degree, the fact is, you've learned so many other skills throughout your time in college, that you can transfer these to the workplace.
Life experience is something that a lot of employers look for now, and some people have worked their way up the career ladder without a degree in the first place or started a business so they can pursue their true passions in life because nothing really seemed to fit.
And remember, a lot of people, even if they've chosen the right degree, they end up working in jobs that they never envisioned themselves doing in the first place. Even if you think you've chosen the wrong degree, your life is not over.
In fact, you're at an advantage in comparison to those people, because you've already crossed one industry off your list! We place a lot of emphasis on getting the right career by the time we are 30, but so many people change careers in life now.