With aftermath of the recession we have seen unemployment rates go up as money tightens. For those leaving education the question of whether to further their education or to go into work may be a strong thought. What is the right answer?
I agree with Stacie. Certainly companies are looking for good education in their prospective employees, but if you also have some kind of work experience behind you as well, I think this would improve your chances of working.
If work is not coming your way easily, it may not be a bad idea to continue your education provided you can afford it. True that experience is extremely important, but is it worth slogging in a low-paying, meaningless job just so you could highlight that on your CV? Unless you need the cash, I’d say go for advanced graduate degree programs and ride out the recession. It will be a much more fruitful experience than having a job that’s completely unrelated to your education. By the time you get out of school, the economy would have hopefully recovered and you would have a much stronger CV in your hands.