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April 13, 2017



I have to agree. The degree shows that you can stick with something for 4 years (or 5 or 6) and get it accomplished. It isn't easy as only 1 out of 4 who start college actually finish. The fact that you finish says something about you. If you get a degree in something actually useful in the business world, I give you more points for that.

Corinne Ball

The culture we live in today has stressed the importance of a college degree. Unfortunately, good talent sometimes get passed by because they don't have a degree, and like you noted, we use that degree as a benchmark to show achievement and dedication. However, I do think that employees can start in an organization without a degree if they are willing to take a smaller role initially, show their grit and move forward by promoting internally. Even then some organizations will encourage or require a person to get a degree. If we hire for personality and trust our intuition, I think a lot of people can do the job that they apply for (within reason, of course) as long as the workplace is willing to train them and dedicate the required time to encourage success. Interviewing and selecting the right candidate is hard, and that college degree will always make it a little bit easier for the recruiter to pick one person over another, although it may not always be the right decision. Thanks for the post!

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