|Originally posted by Psy-T |
st_andrews: just simplifying your options for you as i perceive them:
1. easy and comfortable
2. challenging and rewarding
does that help?
Yepp, that's how I see it too. Just that Im not sure how direct the relationship is... As trancaholic just pointed out... Normally I would take #1 (cause i love challanges), but this time it's just so many things against it so Im not sure at all.
|i dont really know, but if it does, i'll be thrilled.|
2 nations i definitely want to check out are germany and the netherlands.
If you have a UK passport you also have a EU passport, which grants you the same rights as any other citizen in any other country within the EU you want to live in
|Originally posted by trancaholic |
Depends on your choice of career. If connections are an important aspect of the job (like in management and politics), you might be able to convince someone that you know a lot of the right people by showing that you have attended school with these people. But even then, it will only be a tie-breaker, if the position is between you and someone with the same education as you.
When I applied for my current job, the professor I work under looked over my CV and basically said "remove this" to everything but my candidate degree and my teaching experience. He was convinced that showing the ability to know what's relevant and what's not (by thinning the CV) was more important than showing that you're a well-liked guy with plenty of work experience. As he was regularly appointed to rate applicants himself, I of course took his advice. And it worked out, too.
I know how good it feels to achieve a great grade, and how you're unstoppable at that point, but the sad fact of the matter is that grades and praise only helps you to the next level, and when you're rated by others they only look at your most recent grades. I guess the same goes when you're looking for a job. It doesn't matter to the future employer what you did prior to your last job, or what credentials landed you that job, but only what the last job was and how you handled it.
yeah everything you say makes sense. Except that "grades and praise only helps you to the next level", in order to go to the next level I would need a good current level. So this would help me to reach the next level better, which is university, that would help me to get a job, and that job would help me get the next job and so on. So in order to get there you need to start somewhere, even though I won't have use for it all my life. Makes sense or also wrong thinking?