Following up Part I, here are another 8 reasons to join the workforce before going for your undergraduate studies.

1. It’s easier to get your foot into the industry
Companies are profit-driven, and the ever-rising cost of human resources is an area the company will want to control, even cut down when the economy goes down. A diploma holder will be paid lower than a graduate despite doing the same job, which is why apprenticeships that hire diploma/ A-Level holders are increasingly popular not only in Singapore but also in UK and US.

There are also too many graduates out there seeking positions in reputable companies. Those companies can afford to select candidates who are the cream of the crop in their cohort. Don’t forget, your competitors are those scholars and graduates from those Ivy League universities whom you can’t even beat them in academics.

Given that most graduates in Singapore could eventually get