Academic IELTS Writing Task 2 Topic 09


In nowadays world, it is a spread idea that the best way to get a job is to attend University and have higher degrees than the average of people. In my opinion, this is not true because of the way job market has evolved in the last decades.

First of all, competition is getting a skilled job has become very hard. Unlikely post World War II society, today the percentage of people with University degree is increasing every year, whereas the real number of skilled job is remaining roughly the same. As result, many young skilled students struggle to find a job that fits their expectations, both in terms of satisfactions and incomes. For instance, many students with Master Degrees in Literature and Arts have no other choice than to work, temporarily, as call center operators.

Secondly, for many jobs it is convenient to learn by doing instead of spending a great number of years learning only theoretic approaches. In this sense, because University approach often lacks of a practical side, students are required to have a period of training before drafting their theses and getting their Degrees. Considering that the average duration of University degrees is five years, one could wonder if this period could be better spent by working directly once finished school. For example, a civil engineer could learn more, and faster, working every day with a building company instead of studying five years before working on the field.

In conclusion, I strongly believe that considering nowadays job market, the best solution for a student is to choose the professional area that suits him/her the most, then to start working in that field. Beginning as trainee, he/she can learn more than another student attending five years of University, entering the job market in the best way possible.

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  • Many people say that the only way to guarantee a good job is to complete a course of university education. Others claim that it is better to start work after school and gain experience in the world of work.

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