According to an entry in the Philosopher’s Magazine Online Philosophy graduates are coming on top as one of the most likely to-be hired fresh out of school. Statistics on the Guardian Online shows that these new graduates had a higher success rates in getting the job that they applied for the first time. Why? Well Jessica Shepard says that it can be attributed to their well versed training and familiarity of thinking analytically.
Having a mind that thinks analytically allows one to stand back and treat a problem from top down making it easier to resolve problems, formulate strategies and find newer approaches to long time problems in business. As the statistic says the high success rates apply for most businesses that are in human relations, marketing and many other jobs that need human to human dealings.
Thinking analytically also allows one to be open to suggestion and to take them and prioritize them in a scientific approach scrutinizing each and every proposal to get to a more likely solution that is first acceptable next is possible and last effective. Many firms have reported that they do favor these graduates and are becoming quite rare to find for they are hired on the spot to fill essential spots. Even unlikely jobs in the area of finance, their approach to problems is in demand and needed.
Thinking about the whole deal, to me philosophy can be considered the basis or foundation of all the sciences for it is the realization that I am what I am. And that something has to happen because of something else. All the great philosophers have applied such way of thinking placing them in their rightful places in the history books as the greatest minds ever.
[tags]philosophy news, opinion, statistics[/tags]
Originally posted on February 19, 2007 @ 4:47 pm