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Does Specialized skill help Freshers in getting a job?

Posted by Pavan DBA on December 4, 2014

Does Specialized skill help Freshers in getting a job?

Opinions have always been divided when it comes to deciding whether or not to pursue a specialized course for advancing your career in the right path. Most young graduates face this dilemma of choosing the right way ahead that makes all the difference. Is it necessary to pursue specialized courses or skills like Java, PHP, SAP, SAS, HR, Digital Marketing, or Communication after graduation or post-graduation to secure a great job?


The process of making an intelligent and informed career decision is vital. Breaking into one’s chosen industry with or without a specialized degree or skills often works a morale booster. It encourages the individual to persevere, learn, and grow along with the organization. If you have graduated recently and have been looking for a job, this is a great time to start evaluating your skills and credentials to get a job in near future.

Increase your prospects with specialized skills

There are multiple advantages of opting for a specialized course in your preferred industry. The simple days of hiring a generalist are long gone. With increasing competition across all industries, an additional skill or degree definitely offers you a much-needed edge over your rivals.

  • If you possess particular skills – technical, analytical, or otherwise – a specific skill set honed for a particular industry will always help you stay ahead of competition and the crowd
  • The best part about specialized skills is they help you anticipate the tricky interview questions pertaining to the sector or organization and help you prepare accordingly
  • Specialized skills are often relevant to several industries like Information Technology, Engineering, Management, and so on. If you are planning to explore an opportunity in that decided field, a specialized skill will stand you in good stead

However, choosing a random course from any unheard of institute, solely for the sake ‘specializing’, is sheer waste of time, effort, and money. There are certain courses which often turn out to be eyewash that leave no discernible difference in your merit or educational capabilities. Do not buckle under peer pressure when you see most of your friends are enrolling for higher studies. Do not settle for anything substandard just for the sake of earning a degree.

You can always choose to specialize in ‘transferable skills’ that include capacities for teamwork, interpersonal communication, organizational skills that go beyond a university degree and supplement your existing qualifications. Enthusiasm, adaptability, and penchant for success are skills that every employer looks for in a potential employee. And these can be learned beyond the four walls of a classroom.

If you are looking for a job, using the omnipresent digital media is crucial. In this day and age, jobs are made and offered on the virtual world. Create a compelling and professional profile, even if you are a fresher. Your profile must demonstrate your accomplishments and strength areas. Enrolling in job sites, like with a focus on jobs targeted at fresh graduate and post-graduates will help you find a job easily. Start searching and applying for jobs for freshers to find the best match for your skills!


2 Responses to “Does Specialized skill help Freshers in getting a job?”

  1. Venu Gopal said

    Dear Pavan,

    Hi, I want to join Microsoft DBA course what is the difference between Orcle DBA and Microsoft DBA? After complection of course as a fresher to get experience what you are going me to suggest?

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