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Old 10-12-2011, 08:38 AM
 
Location: in a cabin overlooking the mountains
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I'm glad someone out there has had different experience than what I've been hearing about not hiring older IT people.

And I totally agree about people skills and motivation being at least as important as what you know on paper. As long as someone wants to work and wants the learn, the rest will come. It does thought sounds as if you said that the degree might not be that much of an asset to the lazy millenials. I don't want to paint them all with the same brushstroke since there are plenty who are good workers and good team players, but for the ones that aren't, that expensive degree won't help.
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I'm glad someone out there has had different experience than what I've been hearing about not hiring older IT people.

And I totally agree about people skills and motivation being at least as important as what you know on paper. As long as someone wants to work and wants the learn, the rest will come. It does thought sounds as if you said that the degree might not be that much of an asset to the lazy millenials. I don't want to paint them all with the same brushstroke since there are plenty who are good workers and good team players, but for the ones that aren't, that expensive degree won't help.
The youth does present an advantage, but their laziness will hold them back later in life. It just goes to show that the degree itself is not sufficient, though comp sci, engineering, math, etc are more sufficient apples for apples than a {insert kewl catchphrase here} studies degree.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:35 AM
 
Location: California
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Default A college degree...worth the cost anymore?

I think it's well worth getting if your going to use it, At my job I would say half of the people do have degree's but it has nothing to do with our job, I don't have a degree and make more than the folks with a degree.
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