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In the past, college graduates used to be generally regarded as the apple of the eye of public employers, or at least they were equally given a job, either satisfactory or unsatisfactory. But things change drastically with the elapse of time. Now a college graduate may find it a quirky twist to finally find a job through many failures. What ‘s even worse, job-seekers with higher academic degrees are embarrassingly given the cold shoulder by employers who are willing to opt for bachelors inferior to masters in terms of the academic degree or educational background for their own good. So in the job market, masters or even Ph.ds are usually left out in the cold with fewer job offers, actually few and far between, which is anyhow a problem worthy of our serious concern.
A Wuhan University female master passed herself off as a “bachelor” to vie for a job
A female master having graduated from Wuhan University took it for granted that she could easily land a better-paid job. To her great surprise, however, she found it quite strange that she should have been regretfully outshined by a bachelor from a second-tier college who was in the good graces of the employer, which really weighed heavily on the mind of the 24-year-old master named “Wang Lina”, who asked herself such questions as “when has the master degree changed from “an open sesame to a good job” to “a stumbling block”, etc. So she gave her resume a facelift or a trimming by playing down her degree as “the Bachelor”.
In seeking a job, Wang Lina gradually figured out that many employers didn’t set a higher premium on the academic degree. Applicants, however, in most cases, only label themselves as “a bachelor or something like that”. At this, she and her equals were quite puzzled with a doubt in their mind: why are they always being “Hurt” in vying with a bachelor for a job? So she decided to try again for a job by “concealing her identity” and palming off herself with “the bachelor degree” on the employer.
In recent years, it has revealed a consecutive decline in terms of the employment rates for masters who are obviously defeated by bachelors. Professor Shang Chongsheng, an expert in Sociology makes such a proposal: a job-seeker with master’s degree should try to give up any arrogance and impetuosity, demean himself or herself by swallowing his or her pride, take a down-to-earth attitude and try to have a thorough change in terms of the personality, state of mind and ideological philosophy so that he or she can turn out to be a qualified candidate.
（1） Do you think it rather difficult to find a job now? What are the major reasons for such a situation in your opinion?
（2） Why does an employer willingly give a job to a person with lower academic degree?
（3） How can you sharpen your wits to vie with other job seekers? Or what you should do to have yourself well prepared for your favorite job?
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