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    Default The applicant will essentially have the following:-

    A degree in computer science or any other relevant subject

    That's handy then. Something I did 25+ years ago is really relevant....

    Sort of puts me off because it says what sort of place it is....
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    A degree in computer science or any other relevant subject

    That's handy then. Something I did 25+ years ago is really relevant....

    Sort of puts me off because it says what sort of place it is....
    Probably HR. If not, it proves you can get a degree which shows your calibre no matter how long ago. You could be like a Remoaner whose only education past primary school was borstal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Probably HR. If not, it proves you can get a degree which shows your calibre no matter how long ago. You could be like a Remoaner whose only education past primary school was borstal.
    and I can program in COBOL lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post

    Sort of puts me off because it says what sort of place it is....
    What a load of pap. Did you guess that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    and I can program in COBOL lol.
    If you have a degree or some relevant qualification that will help.
    I keep pushing forwards but they keep pushing me backwards. So I have new rules. 1. Don't feed the trolls you know they have no souls. 2. Don't respond to them they'll only post back back again. 3. Don't be their friend they'll only knife you in the back. I have new rules I count them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    A degree in computer science or any other relevant subject

    That's handy then. Something I did 25+ years ago is really relevant....

    Sort of puts me off because it says what sort of place it is....
    Doesn't mean anything.

    I have clients who have stipulated that IT workers need a degree. It didn't have to be Computer Science but in a STEM subject

    In one client it was just part of the way they explained to other workers why the IT workers were paid more, and in two clients it was because the IT department contained people who had the least academic qualifications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Doesn't mean anything.

    I have clients who have stipulated that IT workers need a degree. It didn't have to be Computer Science but in a STEM subject

    In one client it was just part of the way they explained to other workers why the IT workers were paid more, and in two clients it was because the IT department contained people who had the least academic qualifications.
    Tell me, did you ever correlate the ability of these co-workers at their job with the number of degrees they had achieved?

    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.

    Perhaps that's because they were the ones learning and plying their trade whilst the "educated" ones were too busy getting their degrees?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post
    Tell me, did you ever correlate the ability of these co-workers at their job with the number of degrees they had achieved?

    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.

    Perhaps that's because they were the ones learning and plying their trade whilst the "educated" ones were too busy getting their degrees?
    Nope cos some of these degree qualified people had OU degrees or got them from polys so worked while studying.

    In fact I had another client who as soon as they got a CV from someone with an OU degree would guarantee them an interview.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Nope cos some of these degree qualified people had OU degrees or got them from polys so worked while studying.

    In fact I had another client who as soon as they got a CV from someone with an OU degree would guarantee them an interview.
    Absolutely this. I've got an OU degree and I've had a couple of interviews where the interviewer also had one so spent most of the interview chewing the fat about the weekend etc. Got every gig from them. Surprisingly useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Absolutely this. I've got an OU degree and I've had a couple of interviews where the interviewer also had one so spent most of the interview chewing the fat about the weekend etc. Got every gig from them. Surprisingly useful.
    "similar to me" bias - poor interviewing discipline

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