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.
I would definitely hire that person. Sometimes there's more there from years of actual experience than from simply having a college degree.
It would depend on the role. If somebody needed a medical degree to deal with healthcare professionals that is one thing. In most cases the degree is almost meaningless Bill Gates and mark Zuckerberg did not graduate college. I am a believer more people should hire based on attitude enthusiasm and cultural fit.
Trust your belly here your head may say one thing, your heart another, but your belly never lies....A quote from the late Dr. Stan Gross, PhD Organizational Psychology University of Penn
I would definitely hire someone who didn’t graduate from college if they had the skills to do the job competently and was a good fit for the rest of the team. I don’t believe in offering less money to someone who doesn’t have a college degree; especially if they have the skills and life experience that makes them equally qualified.
A college degree doesn’t guarantee a good hire; nothing can guarantee that – at least in my experience. As a hiring manager, I’ve had two experiences were the individual looked great on paper but was a terrible fit. Both were college graduates with all the right courses behind them but they didn’t have the work ethic or skills to be a contributing team member.
I’ve found people who are self-taught adapt easier and are eager to do new things and learn from their successes as well as their failures. There’s a learning curve for every new hire and while a college graduate may have an advantage in some areas, refusing to consider someone who doesn’t have a college degree is cutting off your nose to spite your face.
When you hire someone to join your team, it should be someone who can bring value to it – regardless of education.
Asmaa, you got the answer I suppose. My experience is similar. Yes, I studied engineering, and then worked as an oil engineer in a big company for 15 years before shifting track. Today I work as a content development consultant and have students/clients from all over, but I've no formal degree in this. So my answer is surely Option 1.
Yes, 1. Most important is his or her attitude and willingness to learn and adapt to the org culture.
Experience and common sense have much more value than a degree. I would put many of my non degree associates head to head with college grads who had no real world experience.
Unless your degree has a very specific area of training like robotics, computer science with programming, or something applicable to the job then the degree itself has little value.
I will take world experience over a degree that is unrelated to the job being offered. Liberal Arts shows me that someone was indecisive and just went to college for lack of other options.
I would hire him, but probably because I have a deeper understanding then most of the situation. I married at age 16, didn't finish HS, but got my GED. We had our first child 9 months and 18 days after getting married. With a family to provide for I didn't feel I could go to college, so I went to a vocational school for architectural technology. My career launched from there. Working for architects, starting my own firm in 1978 and then switching to retail design, construction and facilities management, creating many in-house teams and departments. BUT - it was not easy getting past not having the degree. And today, with most of the initial separating of resumes being done by a computer, there is no chance without someone giving a personal referral. Fortune Magazine did an article about me on this subsect and getting hired over 50.
Number one. A piece of paper saying a person understands the theory does not mean one can apply it in real time. Sad to say I know a few people who got their degrees in subjects they were advised to get at the age of 17/18 and three or four years out of college, they hate what they do but have to pay the bills. They have the paper but are bored out of their skulls and do just enough to survive.