master degrees are fucking useless, they are not hard to do. What is hard to do is a acutal fucking job. College teaches no life skills or actual work experince. Once u leave college and go into the real world u slapped in the face big time
I have seen my company cut to the chase and hire people over 60 if they had experience and the ability to work. Some younger people are more restless and tend to go for the money and don't want to work. But we also have a slew of younger people paying their dues just like the good old days and become successful. Showing up is 99% of success. Believe it or not a lot of people can't do that.
Use to be a University degree was worth something. Over the years the college curriculums cut class time, gave more time off and charged 50 times what it would have costed in say 1983. A total trap to me. And not as worth much as it use to be. Parents saved for their kids college days when i was younger. Do people still do that?
first and foremost, i learned how to learn. i’ve been successful in my field because i’m a generalist who learns stuff incredibly quickly. that’s a skill i developed in college and university.
i learned to research, sum up complex issues, constructively criticise, communicate, to manage my time, collaboration, problem solving and many other skills i use almost daily in my job.
i also learned self-reliance and that my success was my own responsibility - the day i learned to stop blaming everybody but myself for my problems was an important day.
Because you are trying to run before you can walk....
If broke then find any job
If have job but hate it, find better job
If have job but dont love it, find better job
If like job but want more money, find better job. etc
The goal is to go from unemployed to employed as fast as possible, and then continue leveling up your job.
The problem is that if you are BROKE, you NEED MONEY. Thus narrowing your opportunity, rather than expanding it. So it will take longer to find a job that you love and pays a lot of money (probably in part because demand, who doesn't want a fun, exciting job that pays great, and conversely no one wants the shit job for shit pay). The other thing is that if you go get a a shit job and continue looking for a job you love, you can tell your dream prospective employer, "I was broke, I needed a job and started working X, and I am not a fan, but show up every day and do a good job and then study/practice and search for this job on my spare time", your prospective employer will look at you more favourable than some bum who wont work until they find their dream job at a great salary.