Olaolu. O.’s Answer
unfortunately, there is not a particular answer that will sufficient because educational experience for people will be different and the differences should be welcome with eagerness. You have the power to create the path you decide to go on; the person you spoke probably suggest this based on their experience. During you doctorates degree, you will get the work experience through the curation of your final thesis. I would not worry so much about getting a job if a job doesn't right away.