should you go to graduate school? by Alison Green on May 19, 2014 Thinking about going to graduate school? Before get too far in your planning, it’s really important to make sure that grad school makes sense for you and your specific career aspirations – and that your investment of time and money will pay off in the ways you hope. Too many people turn to grad school because they’re not quite sure what else to do or because the tough job market makes them think any additional credentials will be helpful – but neither of these are good reasons for grad school and can in fact make finding a job harder, rather than easier. At U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about when grad school is a good idea and when it isn’t. You can read it here. You may also like:should I just be grateful to have a job, even though I’m bored?if you’re a new grad, here are some things for youdo hiring managers really care about your GPA?