We all live our realities in different ways, depending on our beliefs and principles – this is the reason we have such different opinions on things.

In these friday posts, “whose side are you on?” I will talk about hot topics upon which we all have an opinion. My mission is to make you think about it and see it from different angles… and if you want to tell me your truth, just right in the comments below!!

This week we will talk about a hot topic: is it worth more the studies or the work I did?

There are situations where you cannot overlook certifications: for example, in the public administration it is unavoidable; or for some professions, the enrollment in a specific Register tells everybody that you have studied and practiced to do your job (example: doctors, lawyers, etc.)

In other fields there’s more flexibility: some recruiters ask for a minimum level of education, some others ask for previous experience in the field.

Those who ask for a specific qualification think that it is impossible to do the job without it; those who search for expertise think it is more important to know how to do it rather than having studied how to do it. Then, there are all the shades: a certification relative to a specific course, for example, may be worth more than the know-how on the field (without the course), or viceversa.

And you? Whose side are you on?