Graduate's Guide

by Mazen Kavvas (Author)
©2022 Monographs 98 Pages


This concise book aims to enlighten university students and, mostly, young graduates regarding how to select the best option when coming across different choices with the common aim of being successful, safe, productive and happy at work. The detailed advantages and disadvantages of the commonly available choices are presented in order to ease making decisions for each individual. Also, this book aims to alert young graduates against some probable risks which they may encounter during their job hunting and working period.

Table Of Contents

  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • About the author
  • About the book
  • This eBook can be cited
  • Contents
  • Chapter 1 Introduction
  • Chapter 2 During the B.Sc.
  • Chapter 3 After Graduation
  • Chapter 4 Choices After Graduation
  • 4.1. Work in Your Native Country
  • 4.1.1. Work in Government Sector
  • 4.1.2. Work as a Professional in the Army
  • 4.1.3. Work in a Private Sector
  • 4.2. Work Abroad
  • 4.2.1. The Advantages
  • 4.2.2. The Disadvantages
  • 4.3. Postgraduate Studies
  • 4.3.1. M.Sc. Degree
  • 4.3.2. Ph.D. Degree
  • 4.3.3. Studying at Home or Abroad
  • 4.4. Privately Owned Business
  • 4.5. Serve the Compulsory Army Service
  • 4.6. Work in a Different Profession
  • Chapter 5 The Interview
  • Chapter 6 The Contract
  • Chapter 7 At Work
  • 7.1. General Recommendations
  • 7.2. Being in an Administrative Position
  • 7.3. Signing Documents
  • 7.4. Working Abroad
  • Chapter 8 Conclusion

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Chapter 1 Introduction

Despite the fact that most advanced scientific research and inventions that are kept secret for different reasons, the classic scientific knowledge is taught in schools and universities in order to save the time, money and effort needed to research and find what has been already found. Similarly in life and at work, if you forget an important event that harmed you in anyway, you may go through the same painful event once again sometime in the future. They say about painful events/experiences: to forget is to repeat. Since life is too short to experience everything personally, it is always recommended to be a good observer and learn not only from one’s own mistakes, but also from observing the mistakes of others.

The contents of this book represent a combination of my observation during my professional life, feed-back of graduates, and also from observations conveyed to me by friends and colleagues at work in different countries. This is in addition to some personal experience. I think that it is essential to convey life experience to young ones (professional and otherwise) in order to ease their progress, minimize their mistakes and minimize the cases when they are taken advantage of. After all, life is too short to adventure personally in every field of life. If one does that, he will not have much time or money left to apply what has been learned, just like what the Chinese proverb says: “Experience is a comb given to us by nature when we are bald.” This book represents an attempt to deliver a comb to the readers before losing their hair.

The determination of the relatively better choice requires a good knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of each alternative route to be selected after graduation. In order to achieve this knowledge, I always recommend seeking advices from reliable and experienced wise persons before making the final decision in any aspect of personal and professional life. In fact, it is most recommended to consult more than one person of such properties regarding the same subject. The reason for this is simply because each adviser is likely to submit a different opinion/solution that is derived from his personal experience and according to his view of life in general. After consulting more than one reliable friend and professional about the ←15 | 16→same subject, one must always accept the responsibility of the consequences resulting from the final decision and not blame that who recommended the decision. In this book, the aim is simply to clarify the advantages and disadvantages of each choice regarding what is best to do after graduation, and also, to warn against the common mistakes/risks that may have negative consequences on the quality of both personal and professional life.

Unfortunately, there are times when anyone may encounter mean individuals and even mean companies that, in different ways, try to take advantage of young inexperienced graduates. Sometimes, it is observed that even matured professionals may be cheated due to being straight and honest and for not knowing the mean tricks and traps that others may be fully devoted to invent. Here, the matter of exposing these mean tricks at work becomes more needed to be presented explicitly, particularly when the law cannot do much about the matter due to different reasons. Unfortunately, it is commonly observed that most of those cheated individuals feel too proud to tell others about their painful ordeals. This is mainly due to their expectations that others (friends, colleagues and the like) may describe them as being naive for being cheated. Consequently, the traps and cheating events are likely to keep being unknown to most others, and consequently, this allows others to fall in the same trap yet again. Some of the common tricks/traps that graduates may encounter during their professional life are presented in this book with the hope that readers will have their eyes wide open against such encountered mean behavior. Moreover, they must avoid being shy or afraid when they feel that they are about to fall in a traps.


ISBN (Softcover)
Publication date
2021 (November)
Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2022. 98 pp.

Biographical notes

Mazen Kavvas (Author)

Mazen Kavvas is majoring in civil engineering. He received his college and undergraduate education in different countries. He completed his Ph.D. research in Strathclyde University, UK. He worked in more than one country. Recently, he works as an academic and consultant at Gaziantep University, Turkey.


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