#Nowrongpath

#Nowrongpath

 10 Aug 2017

As pupils across Scotland received their exam results this week and #nowrongpath started trending across social media we have been discussing the impact of education on our careers.  In our own team, Stacey studied Marketing, Matt studied German and Business Studies, Gordon did a degree in Sports Science and I have studied both Sociology and Human Resources.
 
There are some mixed opinions in our office on whether the degrees we studied have benefitted our current careers.  The team does however agree that the experience, relationships made and personal growth were all a real positive.
 
Personally I have been to University twice, once straight after high school, then again more recently for a second degree which I found very rewarding. I believe the skills I learnt at University have enhanced me in a number of ways and supported my continuous professional development and how I view the world.
 
As the current labour market and the desired requirements for many jobs is challenging this has impacted our choices and often results in lateral career moves.  The traditional career ladder is no longer as relevant for those embarking on their first job. During this period of change our workforce has become more flexible and this has encouraged many millennials to approach their work life in new ways through starting their own businesses, which is not only brave, but often produces very creative industries such as the recent boom in street food, independent coffee shops and small retailers.
 
Whatever you decide to do post exam results, choose what excites you as you never know where you will use that knowledge to benefit your future.
 
(Written by Nadia Macdonald) 

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