Some people think that getting a degree from university is the best way to secure a good job. Others believe that employers value work experience more than a university degree. Discuss both views and give your opinion.


It is believed by some that obtaining a tertiary education is crucial to secure a well-paid job while others disagree and hold the view that practical experience is more important than securing a degree. I agree with the former view and believe that graduating from a university helps people to land in a good job.


On the one hand, some people are of the opinion that third-level education is vital for obtaining a great employment. The reason is that many employers today prefer candidates who have at least completed their tertiary education. In other words, it has become a bare minimum requirement for getting a well-paid job in a well-reputed company. Another reason is that people study multitude of theoretical techniques and methodologies when they get qualification from a university. Take engineers as an example. The study numerous books while spending two to three years in institutes. Mechanics cannot become engineers in spite of having more work experience then engineers because they lack advance knowledge of engineering methods.


On the other hand, many believe that practical experience is key and preferred by many employers than degrees. They believe so because people learn countless things when they obtain hands-on experience. That is to say that chances of mistakes are reduced significantly despite they do not possess any degree. Thus, their employment prospects are much better than a university qualified person. It is reported that experienced cashiers, for instance, earn more than recent graduates in various banks of Bangladesh even though they are less qualified. However, third-level education enables people to progress faster than others in their careers.


In conclusion, although many people believe that work experience is more important than obtaining a tertiary education, I take the view that a degree plays a key role if one wants a good job. This is because education equip people with theoretical knowledge and techniques which become hindrance in the progress of experienced people.

It is believed by some that obtaining a college tertiary education is crucial to securing a well-paid job while others disagree and hold the view that practical experience is more important than securing a degree. I agree with the former view and believe that graduating from a university helps people to land in a good job.


On the one hand, some people are of the opinion that third-level higher education is vital for obtaining a great job. employment. The reason is that many employers today prefer candidates who have at least a college degree. completed their tertiary education. In other words, it has become a bare minimum requirement for getting a well-paid job in a well-reputed top-rated company. Another reason is that people study multitude of theoretical techniques and methodologies when they get qualification from a university. Take engineers as an example. The study numerous books many topics and subject areas in their field while spending two to three years in institutes. Mechanics cannot become engineers in spite of having more work experience then engineers because they lack advance knowledge of engineering methods.


On the other hand, many believe that practical experience is key and preferred by many employers than over degrees. They believe so because people learn countless practical things when they obtain hands-on experience. That is to say that chances of mistakes are reduced significantly despite they do not possess any formal academic training.degree. Thus, their employment prospects are much better than a university qualified person. It is reported that experienced cashiers, for instance, earn more than recent graduates in various banks of Bangladesh even though they are less qualified. However, those who have graduated from a good university third-level education enables people to progress faster than others in their careers.


In conclusion, although many people believe that work experience is more important than obtaining a tertiary education, I take the view that a degree plays a key role if one wants a good job. This is because education equip (wrong form) people with theoretical knowledge and techniques which help them advance much more rapidly up their career ladder. become hindrance in the progress (unnatural, awkward) of experienced people.

Thank you so much AlpheccaStars. Please explain the following so that I can learn better:

1-Can we not use 'tertiary education' or 'third-level education' as synonym to a university degree?

2-In the first sentence, you have added 'ing' with 'secure' i.e. to securing. Which verbs take 'ing' form with 'to'? I always get confused when to use "to + verb+ing" or "to +verb".

3- Please explain my mistakes in this sentence "Another reason is that people study multitude of theoretical techniques and methodologies when they get qualification from a university."


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Thank you so much AlpheccaStars. Please explain the following so that I can learn better:

1-Can we not use 'tertiary education' or 'third-level education' as synonym to a university degree?

2-In the first sentence, you have added 'ing' with 'secure' i.e. to securing. Which verbs take 'ing' form with 'to'? I always get confused when to use "to + verb+ing" or "to +verb".

3- Please explain my mistakes in this sentence "Another reason is that people study multitude of theoretical techniques and methodologies when they get qualification from a university."

maina aguta1-Can we not use 'tertiary education' or 'third-level education' as synonym to a university degree?

In the US, I have never seen this expression used. We use elementary education (grades 1-6) and secondary education (Grades 7-12), junior high (grades 7-8) and high school (grades 9-12).

Higher education refers to formal education beyond high school (college and graduate school).

The phrase may be limited to British English or it may be used by educators as specialized vocabulary.

maina aguta2-In the first sentence, you have added 'ing' with 'secure' i.e. to securing.

to secure is the infinitive.

to securing is the preposition + gerund.

Either can be used, but the gerund is far more natural to me.

maina aguta3- Please explain my mistakes in this sentence "Another reason is that people study multitude of theoretical techniques and methodologies when they get qualification from a university."

"Another reason is that people study a multitude of theoretical techniques and methodologies when they get qualification from a university."

A multitude is many hundreds or perhaps thousands. It is not very appropriate here; it is an overkill.

In the US, universities do not grant qualifications; they grant diplomas or degrees.
In British English, this word is used for a certificate that you get when you pass a qualification exam, especially one conferring status as a recognized practitioner of a profession or activity. It is not used in American English for this purpose.


A qualification is an item that an employer requires of an applicant for a job.
For example, the qualifications for a senior project manager might be: three year's of experience as a junior project manager, a college degree in engineering or computer science and and endorsement or recommendation from three professionals in the field.

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