[ILUG] OT: A university degree is required. Why?
kae at verens.com
Tue May 2 06:37:24 IST 2006
Rory Browne wrote:
>> > First off, why are they called requirements if they are not required.
>> I understand this to be common practice; desirable qualities are listed
>> as "requirements" to ensure a reasonable quality of candidates. A
>> confident candidate who believes that they have what it takes will put
>> themselves forward in any case, and our hiring processes are structured
>> to try to find them.
> One mans confidence is another mans arrogance. Arrogance is the last
> impression I want to give an potential employer. This may suggest lack of
> confidence, but which is more important - confidence or competance?
> When I
> was younger I would have considered it a waste of a Recruiters time to
> for a job if there was a requirement there that I didn't have. Now I
> consider the worst possible outcome would be to not get the job - which I
> wouldn't get anyway if I didn't apply - I'm not sure however if I'm
> now more
> confident or more arrogant, but at least if I want the job, I'll send
> in my
it's the interviewer's job to weed the confident from the arrogant. I
guess that's part of the reason for the many-tiered interview process.
personally, I'm of the "confident" crew (I'm confident of that ;-) ) -
my education track record is somewhat dismal (didn't even get a Leaving
Cert), but I believe that in my own field of work, there are few people
who could call me lacking in experience and knowledge.
Whenever I see the word "required" in a job description, I mentally
add the words " (or relevant experience)". Google has kind of
demonstrated that it's an intelligent company - I'm sure they also put
that mental qualifier in as well.
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