Three Myths About Advanced Academic Degrees, and Why Employers Should Dispel Them 

One of the best ones, out of the three, is the first:

"Myth #1 – People with advanced degrees have over-specialized skills that do not transfer outside of academia

Why that’s false: An advanced degree is an excellent indicator of several transferable skills: qualitative and/or quantitative research ability, project/task management skills, long-term dedication to a task, presentation skills, and the ability to learn and develop (and ultimately, to train). These are certainly all relevant and desirable qualities for a variety of positions."

With more and more people with advanced academic degrees (such as M.Sc and Ph.D) hitting the market (since academia will not be able to offer them opportunities), employers should start adapting to this new reality and actually benefit from it.

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