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How difficult is it to get a job with a business degree?

Is it really competitive to get a job since there are so many other people with business degrees as well? I am a little worried about looking for jobs in the future and want some additional advice on job-searching. #business

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Nurit’s Answer

It depends on where your degree is from. The big banks and investment banking, consulting firms generally only hire from the top tier schools. If your degree is not from one of those you should contact the career office at your school to help you get interviews. Also, a good in demand skill set will set you apart from other candidates. There are many online free courses that you can take while you are searching.
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Paul’s Answer

Ok, so you have a business degree! That is great. So now what do you want to do with it? Perhaps you can ask yourself a few questions:


• Why did I get a business degree?
• How do I see myself applying what I learned?
• Where do I see myself in 5 years, and what does my path look like?
• How would a prospective employer see me and my qualifications as a prime candidate to hire?
• What kind of work would/do I like to apply my business skills?
• What are my differentiating factors can I bring to the table that an employer can use?


I believe it is important to find an industry, then a company, and a department or area that you can develop passion that propels you to want to learn more. Then develop your skills to be the best you can be by - learning, reading, meeting industry experts, attending events and conferences and staying up on current trends and concepts. Knowledge is power. And what you know can impact trust when it comes to sales or convincing someone to make a change.
It has been said you can become highly skilled in an area in 1,000, 2000 or 10,000 hours. Dedicating yourself to 8hrs/day x 5days/wk or 40 hours a week that would equate to 6 months, 1 year or 5 years respectively. Everyone learns at a different pace and a selected industry can take more or less time to be an highly skilled.
I hope this helps and all the best in your endeavors

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