.You may be better off talking with a counselor, employers, deans of graduate programs, and authorities in whatever field piques your interest
Nothing gets "recorded on your resume". Your resume consists of what you put on it. Employers might ask for your academic records, I suppose, but they probably won't. They might raise an eyebrow at the dates on your resume, if you have them there, but guess what? You don't necessarily have to put those there, either!Shahriyar wrote:However, a bad academic record is an irreversible loss, which will be recorded in your resumé and in your (or your parent's) pockets.
Shahriyar wrote:the deeper we delved into every field, the more sketchy and approximative and badly-explained the materials were.
It seems to me you can't say for sure that your study skills are somehow to blame if the presentation of the material is suffering. So, don't.Study habits that I never learned in school until senior year (which I passed brilliantly, as well as first year in college, because I literally did nothing but study those two years), I lost almost immediately, in second year, and in fact I actually forgot there was ever such a thing.
It seems to me you can't say for sure that your study skills are somehow to blame if the presentation of the material is suffering. So, don't.
Shahriyar wrote:According to the graduates, the actual knowledge is worth crap, what's important in the work field is the skills I've achieved of finding out stuff and solving problems on-the-go, from little to no previous information, on a very short notice, and to a certain compromise. Perfect work isn't expected, neither is perfect understanding. What is expected, though, is that it is error-free: if your mistakes harm someone, your ass lands in jail.
Shahriyar wrote:So, back to the workplace, what are my advantages (please forgive me for what's coming, but I'm required to "brag" here, just treat it like it was written in my resumé, that is, with a grain of salt): I know many languages (seven as of now, four of them at proficiency level, with the degrees to prove it)
Shahriyar wrote:am a very eloquent, very articulate individual, with a vast culture and a keen sense eye for detail, as well as very suave manners and a very diplomatic approach to conflict solving (that is, I'm very good at winning arguments while not offending my counterpart nor making them look dumb, and getting people to agree with me "in theory"... the other half I need to perfect is to get them to actually follow up on that and do what I want: I'm good at convincing, but not persuading). Also, I'm easy on the eyes. Oh, and I'm also a very principled, very ethical man. Viscerally, compulsively so. Which in some environments is an advantage and in others a hindrance.
Shahriyar wrote:And that's about it. And, as an engineer, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that's pretty damn worthless, at least at entry-level.
So what is your intended career destination? Why not think of intermediate jobs that can act as stepping stones to get there.
Izawwlgood wrote:Maybe your school has a career counseling or advisement office? Or perhaps you can ask some professors?
Shahriyar wrote:Here in my country, you get an Engineer's license in five years. That's like getting the bachelor's and the master in one go, in terms of Anglo-saxon systems. Most people who actually complete it do so within seven if not eight years, and ten years is hardly unheard of.
Lost? Maybe if you'd given up entirely and taken a different past you'd qualify as having "lost". It sounds to me like you've got a plan.I guess I got exactly what I asked for, and found out that, on one hand, I didn't have what it takes, and on the other hand the only thing I could possibly like about it was the challenge, which I lost...
Dude... That's what it comes down to, in the end. You should learn how to pass job interviews and make a good CV and maybe work for a professor who's willing to let you do so, because regardless of what you want your first stepping-stone to be, in the end it's probably going to start with whatever you can get. People don't escape that by being better than everyone else; people ultimately escape that by sheer blind luck.Shahriyar wrote:The advisement office will teach you about making CV's and passing job interviews, and professors will either shrug, or, if they're impressed with you, try to get you to work for them.
It sounds to me like you've got a plan.
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