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    Does A Gap In Studies Affect Your Career?

    By Safeer PP
    24 Sep'22  2 min read
    Does A Gap In Studies Affect Your Career?
    Synopsis

    Are you worried about the gap that you had in your studies? Does it affect your career? Know what you should do if you decide to take a gap year.

    Does A Gap In Studies Affect Your Career?
    Synopsis

    Are you worried about the gap that you had in your studies? Does it affect your career? Know what you should do if you decide to take a gap year.

    A gap is a break in studies. It may drop after Class 12 for medical or engineering coaching, or may be a break in between your degree for a semester to stay away from board schedule. Or the gap can be due to health issues or may be working for a year and continuing studies. Does this gap in studies actually matter in the career or affects placements at colleges? The answer is NO!. There are a few companies that do follow a “no gap in studies” as an eligibility criterion. However, there are an equal or more number of organisations that look at the candidate’s skill rather than a gap in education. To have a gap in education is not a big issue but how you utilise the gap year matters.

    Steve Jobs or Mark Zukerberg may be an inspiration to dropouts, but their story is different. This article is not about dropping out from your academic degree, it is about the gap year in your studies and how to use that time productively.

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    What matters actually is to manage the stress of what happens if you have a gap in your academic history. Think in a positive way, you may not be into placement tests at college but if you develop a skill set for the future, then there are many such companies waiting outside to utilise your skills. Developing the skills for a job is more important than your degree scores to get a job. Understanding this can take away the fear of not getting a job due to that one missing year.

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    Those who are taking a gap year to stay away from the board schedule, during this time you can develop a skill required for the job you are looking for. For example in the field of software you can learn new trending coding languages, for data analysts you can learn new tools for data analysis and more. Learning a skill set and doing an internship during the gap year will definitely increase your chance of getting jobs. Instead if you lack basic skills to get a job then hurry up to develop the skill set. Instead of thinking of getting a job in the immediate future, think of getting a good job after upgrading your skills. If you just search there are different platforms where you can get online courses to upgrade your desired skill set for the dream job. Instead of worrying, spend the gap year in developing skills. There are startups, MNCs and many other sorts of companies waiting for people with the right skill set.

    • Branches of science
    • Education
    • Technology
    • Cognition
    • Learning
    • Gap year
    • Educational technology
    • Computer programming
    • Cognitive science
    • Behavior modification

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