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Knowledge of Math in a Competitive World

August 24, 2012


Times have definitely changed. In the past, people contented themselves with a good College course that would give them the skills needed to land a job in an office. That was what most people used to dream of – a desk in an office, working a 9-5 job, and earning a good enough pay each month. Nowadays, though, people fight tooth and nail just to get to the best multinational companies. Some even go to extreme lengths just to land a job in a top IT company or be part of one of the biggest engineering or architecture firm. Most people say that’s where the money is.

That’s probably the reason why it is such a competitive world out there today. In short, it’s a rat race. You have to arm yourself with knowledge if you wish to go ahead in life or if you wish to achieve something; otherwise, you would fail big time. In most cases, you should be a college or a university graduate with a good course in order to land a good job. Indeed, gone are the days when a simple job that earns good money was enough. These days, the more you know, the more you’ll earn.

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We have seen many young people become dollar billionaires at this time even if they are still in their teens, are college dropouts or just high school graduates just because they have the special skills and the innovative mind to come up with something. Some of them are even down on their luck stay-at-home moms. However, it would be great if you have the combination of being educated and with special skills, because you have the capacity to deal with the different changes in the tides of the economy.

Sometimes, offices need clerical jobs. Sometimes, the demand is for white-collar jobs or there may be times where you will be retrenched because of a reason that is beyond you. Nevertheless, if you have special skills, like being good in Math, you can excel, even if just being a private tutor to Math students. Therefore, for gcse maths, you can enroll online at icslearn.co.uk. They offer basic Math subjects and students can just work their way up to more complicated equations that can be applied to work and even life. It will be at their own pace, of course. The recent  GSCE results show that there’s an increase in maths percentage points…though not mentioned, there’s a big chance this is brought about by tutoring.

  1. math is my weakness that’s why i see to it that my kids will excel on their mathematical skills, i enroll them in MSA and Kumon to develop their skills, i am happy and satisfied that they do not find math that hard in the long run and they even enjoy solving equations and problem solving, which i find very difficult lol

  2. i love solving math problems but with the advance lessons of
    kids nowadays i don’t know either if i can cope up with
    their lessons and if I can help them with it. 🙁

  3. yes. gone were the days that the reason for getting a college degree is to have a diploma. jobs were easier to find. i get my 1st job barely two months off fr college. yet w/o TOR and diploma :).
    but now, employment seemed to be too scarce. the reason why we kept telling our kids to do well in school in order to get scholarship in college because much as i would like them to attend private schools/univs…we can’t ^_^

    1. I too started working right away after graduating. During those times, the job market wasn’t too competitive. As long as you passed all the tests and interviews you’re going to be accepted.

  4. Math is my strong suite which is one of the reason, I’ve taken up accountancy and journalism. Up to now, my math skills help have a strong analytical mind for business decision.

  5. I suck in Math but I’m good in English that’s why I decided to be a private tutor. I do agree with you that nowadays finishing college is not good enough. You have to gain more knowledge to be able to compete with others.

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