What's more important qualifications or experience

Whether you are just starting out on your career or you have been working for a while, one question you may be asking yourself is ‘What’s more important qualifications or experience?’ and you wouldn’t be alone in wondering this.

Like with most things in life, there is no simple answer to this question, as it all really depends on what you want to do with your next steps. For example, if you want a total career change and you want to become a Doctor, then you’re qualifications are vital! You’re going to need the right A-Levels and Degree to get you qualified and no amount of experience will get you that title without them.

However, with that said, experience does come with a lot of pulling power. It’s a well known fact that no amount of managerial courses are going to fully prepare you for stepping into a Managers role from the get go! You need to know how to deal with people, what you’re managing, how the company works and flows so that you can perform your role in the best way possible, and although the theory of a lot of these skills can be learnt and proven with qualifications, you still need that experience to back you up.

So with this in mind, we can summarise an answer to the age old question of ‘what’s more important qualifications or experience?’ with the advice that a good balance of the two are you best foot forward when it comes to changing, progressing or starting your career.

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