Experience vs qualifications

Some people believe that employers value experience more than they value qualifications. Write an essay to express your opinion. Where possible, try and include examples from your own experience.

Qualifications and experience

Firstly, there are many employers who, based on traditional values, will only consider job applicants who are at a degree level or above. So, some employers view a degree-level candidate as a marker. Thus, this so-called milestone demonstrates dedication, commitment, planning and achievement on a professional and personal level. 


However, there is a different school of thought that nothing can replace experience, which contributes towards enhanced business economies of scale and thus more profit.

Most employers would probably like a candidate to have a striking balance between the two. However, this may not be possible and is sector-dependent. 

Writing Task

This is an IELTS essay writing task based on this topic. Listen to the Podcast and write an IELTS essay. You must finish the task within 40 minutes and write more than 250 words. Where possible, try and include examples based on your own experience.

The IELTS essay is part two of the writing task. The letter-writing task is part one; at an academic level, you will be asked to interpret data instead.

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At the beginning of each class, homework is marked and errors identified. So, we will do our very best to identify strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore, this will help to identify a study plan. The average time taken for a student to prepare for the IELTS general level exam is twelve weeks compared to the IELTS academic level which is twenty weeks. Please bear in mind that these are only guidelines and each student is different.


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