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View Poll Results: What should employers value more?
Experience 19 82.61%
Education 4 17.39%
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Old 02-06-2016, 11:32 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Unfortunately, most of these electronic application systems will not even let you submit an application unless you can fill in the "degree" part. So no one will ever even see the decades of experience you have. It's all well and good to think an employer will judge you on your own merits and decide if experience or education is more important for that job, but the way job applications are done these days means the employer will never even see your application unless you have a degree, because without one, you can't even apply.
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Old 02-06-2016, 11:36 AM
 
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Unfortunately, most of these electronic application systems will not even let you submit an application unless you can fill in the "degree" part. So no one will ever even see the decades of experience you have. It's all well and good to think an employer will judge you on your own merits and decide if experience or education is more important for that job, but the way job applications are done these days means the employer will never even see your application unless you have a degree, because without one, you can't even apply.
I have filled out many applications and I was able to submit it without providing a degree.
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Old 02-06-2016, 11:42 AM
 
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I have filled out many applications and I was able to submit it without providing a degree.
So have I. And many have the "degree" field as required, especially for higher-level positions. Last year I filled out an application that didn't require the degree field, and got a call from the employer. They were really interested in me until they got to that part. Once they realized I did not have a degree, they were no longer interested, even though I had the exact experience and skills they were looking for. The conversation was quickly ended there.
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