Today, academic success is paramount for every student. And getting a diploma is meant to take us far, and into our dream job.
Is it possible to succeed with or without a degree ?
Yet many people have managed to get by without a degree. They are sometimes even more financially comfortable than people with diplomas (BTS, Licence, Master, Doctorate, Professor…).
It is possible to succeed without a diploma, even if some recruiters are, for the most part, interested in highly qualified candidates. However, when you don’t have a diploma, you must have certain qualities such as :
- Not being ashamed to learn from others
- Determination and tenacity
- Having the means to succeed with resilience
- Coping with failure Being ambitious to obtain the key to success
- Don’t be afraid to dare and take the plunge
Moreover, today with social networks, new jobs have been created thanks to the digital and internet era. However, it is important to keep in mind that in order to access certain jobs or even worse, to obtain a certain salary, it is essential to have a degree. To be an executive or senior manager in France, some companies are obliged to require a diploma and/or a certificate to recruit their employees.
Becoming an influencer has become the easy and fast way
On social networks, many influencers live from their passions with or without a degree. The main goal of an influencer is to influence and attract as many people as possible to his or her social account, so it seems like child’s play to many people. As a result, consumers present on these platforms are more likely to buy via product placements, partnerships that are made between an influencer and a brand for example.
Influencer jobs make young people envious for several reasons (no diploma required, notoriety, opportunities, finances…etc).
Nevertheless, these are not the only jobs to earn a living thanks to digital. Many people have succeeded in their career with only one innovative project, which makes sense for people and is revolutionary. Marc Simoncini is the perfect example !
Since studies were not his field, he still managed to make a fortune with the Meetic application (a dating application). Today, his fortune ranks 243rd in French wealth.
Know that a career cannot be improvised. You have to ask yourself the right questions and determine your professional objectives. Indeed, we must know ourselves well enough and know what our weaknesses and strengths are to succeed in our professional life.
Being a graduate or not, does not determine a successful career. What matters is to have a plan and an end goal. To achieve your goals, meeting people and networking are among the best solutions. It could open many doors that can lead to unexpected opportunities.
The most important thing for recruiters is the candidate’s personality, personal and non-professional experiences. And having a good mindset helps you stand out from the crowd in order to get hired.
If you have a constant thirst for learning, cultivate a spirit of observation, and constantly maintain your network, you will have all the cards in hand to have a good career. Before thinking about your studies, we recommend that you make a list of what drives you the most in order to choose the career of your life. Indeed, not all of our passions are made to be our profession.
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