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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post
    In my experience, most of the very best people I've worked with, who were truly experts at their roles, are the ones that had no degrees.
    To paraphrase, you've worked with several muppets that had degrees. There are plenty of those.

    More generally than that....bollocks

    In a lot of specialist areas (outside of code monkeying), there isn't a route in without a degree/higher degree anyway, so it's moot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pr1 View Post
    "similar to me" bias - poor interviewing discipline
    Actually the client who gave an interview to OU people had technical manager was from elsewhere in Europe and went to a university there, while the HR women had two degrees each from Russell Group universities.

    So yep they were purposely giving interviews to people not like them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pr1 View Post
    "similar to me" bias - poor interviewing discipline
    It is? If I could find candidates as good as me I'd hire them in a heartbeat....
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    It is? If I could find candidates as good as me I'd hire them in a heartbeat....
    Would they all have already asked their accountants ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    It is? If I could find candidates as good as me I'd hire them in a heartbeat....
    When you interview me, I will answer every question with "have you asked your accountant". I should be a shoe in....
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    Quote Originally Posted by radish2008 View Post
    Would they all have already asked their accountants ?
    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    When you interview me, I will answer every question with "have you asked your accountant". I should be a shoe in....
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    I don't have a degree. It's never held me back. A lot of adverts I see for full time roles normally stipulate a degree or "x years of relevant commercial experience".
    Last edited by TheCyclingProgrammer; 5th August 2017 at 00:33.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Actually the client who gave an interview to OU people had technical manager was from elsewhere in Europe and went to a university there, while the HR women had two degrees each from Russell Group universities.

    So yep they were purposely giving interviews to people not like them.
    fair point if I had replied/quoted your post, but I didn't

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCyclingProgrammer View Post
    I don't have a degree. It's never held me back. A lot of adverts I see for full time roles normally stipulate a degree "x years of relevant commercial experience".
    Same - no degree, never been mentioned. Stopped putting any education whatsoever on my CV years ago, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pr1 View Post
    fair point if I had replied/quoted your post, but I didn't
    Diddums - I challenged your prejudices.
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