Would you hire someone that didn't graduate from college?
If you are going to hire someone, and he has all the skills and qualifications that you need... BUT he didn't graduate from any college:
1- I'll hire him
2- I'll hire him (less salary)
3- I'll look for someone else (less skills)
I would definitely hire someone who does not have a college degree, as long as:
1 - They have several years of relevant experience
2 - They have a decent length-of-employment at previous jobs
3 - They have solid references
4 - They are confident and knowledgeable in the interview
Yes absolutely but I prefer if be at least went experience trumps degree any day
1. I'll hire Him
Why? Basically you're paying his/her skills and efforts that contributes to the company. Not all Graduate from Universities have skills and talents, and not all undergrads is good-for-nothing. Remember universities based their academe theoretically.
Its an advantage if the applicant has Degree, but better hire someone who has good attitude, willing to be trained, willing to grow, and has skills and talents.
Many good answers are already here. So I didn't explain too much.
A graduate degree does not guarantee to have multiple skills and expert in the industry. I hired only skilled persons which fit according to my work. And one more thing if a person has good skill & experience then I will pay same money that I paid a graduate degree holder.
I agree with Asmaa, it is skills as much as computing or qualifications that you need now.
Employers are only interested in "bespoke people" as they do not want to bother to train people also at the other extreme you have this non-sense about "over qualification".
Equally I have met people with half the alphabet after their name with Certifications and Degrees, but would not let them loose with a ledger or even basic work.
Exams are not everything.
When I was doing my studies society taught me education is very important to get a job. But, once I started working I realized that certificate is just a paper. Because there are thousands of people who has a degree with no skills and common sense to complete a job with perfection where as a person without a degree certificate can do it with ease. I think this is a discrimination to pay less salary for a non-graduate just because he didn't graduate from any college.
Yes, I'll hire #1 :)
It depends on the job/industry/position.
If the job is medical-related or a specialist job, then I'll hire someone who graduated from college.
If the job is not medical-related or a specialist job, then I can hire someone who did not graduate from college.
I hadn't earned my college degree for 29 years after leaving High School. I worked my way up to becoming the Sr. Exec. Vice President of the largest financial services firm in the industry in one of the top 3 insurers in the country. A college degree is important but it is only one measurement of a candidates credentials. Don't try the candidate differently. Evaluate the talent, skills and accomplishments and pay them accordingly.
I would hire someone that has not graduated from college. However, the hill they would have to climb to prove their worthiness would most likely be steeper than someone with a degree concentrated in the field I am hiring for from a highly regarded school. I feel that the best managers and most successful executives have to always remain open to all possibilities and to rule this option out before knowing more details, meeting the person in question and details of what type of role hiring for would be showing an example of ignorance and close mindedness which I try and not exemplify. The best leaders in the world in business, government or any team related situation all hire to compensate for their weaknesses and obtain the best possible team around them. To rule out someone with no degree is limiting your options.
Of course, I have 38 years experience in everything IT but decided to serve my country in the Navy instead of college.