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How to Apply What You Learned in School to a Real-Life Job

After years of studying hard and revising for your exams, you have finally finished school.

Now comes the time when you need to think about what you intend to do in your life. Depending on your own goals and your qualifications, there are many job roles out there that can be rewarding and fulfilling. However, can any of those things you learned in school help you when you get a job?

What are Your Strengths?

To know the best way to apply your knowledge to your job role, you need to know your strengths. Everyone at school will have had subjects that they loved to do, and others that they struggled with. What you need to do is channel those strengths and see if they can be developed into your ideal job. For example, if you have always excelled in math, and you want to be an engineer, then these two things will be a good combination. If you were good at business studies and innovative thinking, then a job in a digital marketing agency can be the perfect option. Discovering your niche and playing to your strengths is all part of the process.


When you were sitting your exams, or preparing homework, you needed to have excellent research skills to get the best information. You can also use this to your advantage in the job market. If there is a role that you want to apply for, then one of the first things to do is research the company. When you go for your interview, the people you meet at the company will want to know that you are the right person. If you can show them that you have researched the company and that you know how they operate, it will show them that you are eager and organized.

Organization and Planning

Being at school is all about planning and organization. You need to be at lessons on time and have all your books ready so that you know what needs to be done. The same can apply in your job and in your life as well. Most jobs need you to be organized and plan your day so that all your work gets completed on time. You also need to be organized in your life so that you don’t miss bill payments or end up late for work. Planning can also help with your future, especially for retirement tax planning and pension planning.

Further Learning

Sometimes jobs require that you do further learning before you can qualify. For someone that has just left education, this can be an easy task, as you have recently left this type of environment. It can also be a great way to adjust to working life, as you are doing your job, but also in the transition period of training. It should enable you to learn quickly and put that training into practice effectively.

Whatever your chosen career when you leave school, you can easily apply many of the things you learned into your job role.