If you were an employer, would you hire a college graduate who had no experienc

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  1. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 7 years ago

    If you were an employer, would you hire a  college graduate who had no experience on his/her

    reume but stated that he/she would not take a job "beneath" him/her and waited for the "perfect" job suited to his/her education or would you hire a  college graduate who worked in clerical and administrative positions while looking for a career more suited to him/her?

  2. whoisbid profile image70
    whoisbidposted 7 years ago

    I would not hire someone who stated they are looking for another job. I think that it is unwise to tell an employer that he is simply part of a plan to help get something better. An employer is feeding an employee and should deserve a bit more respect. Of course if you are looking for "temp" work then you should get paid a temp salary.

  3. brandasaur profile image61
    brandasaurposted 7 years ago

    It depends on the position. There are positions that experience is not necessary. You can always train them. smile

  4. Jonesy0311 profile image61
    Jonesy0311posted 7 years ago

    I would never hire someone who was overqualified for a position or had any intention of leaving for a better job. Employee turnover is one of the biggest concerns for most companies becuase it is expensive. Also, I would not hire a college graduate for a position that could be filled by someone with a HS Diploma. The grad would expect better pay and frills for performing duties which I could have done by someone with less education for less money. Such is why I have actually had to leave my education off of my resume in the past while looking for jobs to get me through college. So, given the two options in the question, I would hire neither.

  5. Moon Daisy profile image85
    Moon Daisyposted 7 years ago

    I would rather hire the graduate who was working the clerical and admin positions, rather than the graduate who is too fussy to take a job "beneath" them. 

    Clerical and admin posts would no doubt provide a graduate with transferable skills that would be important for the career that's more suited to him/her.  For example, people skills, teamwork, self-management, not to mention the confidence that comes from having worked before.

    Also, if that "perfect job" doesn't come along (and in this financial climate who's to say?), it is best to have a job rather than no job.  Who can afford to be so picky?  As an employer I would be put off by this rather snobbish attitude.

  6. comp3820 profile image64
    comp3820posted 7 years ago

    It depends how they said it. From the tone of the question, it sounds like that type of person is looking for a free ride and a perfect life, both of which are unrealistic goals. I would put their resume through the shredder.

    If, on the other hand, they never had experience with a company but kept themselves busy working towards goals that on projects that where productive, I would definitely take another look.

    It's all a matter of attitude.

  7. The Scary Truth profile image56
    The Scary Truthposted 7 years ago

    Depends on the area of work.  In my area I have a degree, but I started working without one on the ground floor. (Its arborculture by the way) I started as a ground man lugging branches to a chipper as most do. I learned all the skills to do my job WITHOUT a degree, but started noticing that there were some areas I couldn't explore. I could tell when a tree was stressed but couldn't under stand why. Found out there are classes to take to learn diagnosis of problems, and then my world opened up. But on the same level I see people hired all the time with no experience and a degree. What are taught in the classes are completely different from what gets done in the real world. And sometimes dangerous in the field. If anybody told me they wouldn't do something that was beneath them, they would be fired on the spot. I would never ask them to do something I havent myself, if they aint willing to work for the big prize they aint worth my time.


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