Work experience is key
I cannot stress enough how important work experience is. Whatever field you’re wanting to go into — science, the arts, business — having hands-on experience is essential to make you stand out from the crowd.
The reality is that having a degree doesn’t give you the edge anymore because too many people have them. It is an expensive tick-box qualification nowadays, but in the majority of cases you do still need one to allow you to get to the top of whatever field you’re in.
I know someone that worked their way up a business but was then told that in order to progress…