If you were an employer, who would you most likely hire? The person with a degree or the person who actually had experience in the field?
That totally depends on the job. Some work cannot be done without the degree first. Having said that there is no substitute for experience but people with "half a brain" can always be taught. So I would still say the degree outweighs the experience only because assuming the job needs a degree it would be required.
I would take the person who has experience, even a little over those who have a degree. The experience cannot be out done by a degree.
I believe that through experience you gain knowledge, so I would hire the person with the experience.
I disagree, without knowledge, you will not know what will you be doing. Knowledge is the basis for skills or experience. Yes, you had an experience but you do not know what's behind of doing that or so..
2-1 so far. thanks for taking the time to answer. The reason I asked was because I was curious as to why they all say that you NEED a degree of some kind to even be considered for a position. I personally would rather have an experienced person working for me. I find that knowledge from a text book is sometimes quite different from the actual application.
I think it may depend somewhat on the type of job.
In mechanical engineering both are vital to a full understanding.
I believe many with long term experience will have a degree or be able to pass the test of understanding all the necessary theory.
I would pick the one with the best people's skills, and personality. If you have the degree and no experience, you can always be taught and gain that experience within the company. Employees with experience might also have acquired some 'bad habits' along the way, or some preconceived attitude about what falls under his specific job description and what doesn't. They can't be molded according the the needs of the company.
agree. It depends on the job. In my current position, they wanted someone with the right kinds of skills etc but not specific to that job. They actually didn't want someone too experienced or qualified in that area, because they wanted to train them their way.
Qualifications and/or experience may get you a foot in the door, but it doesn't guarantee success.
It seems the more socially savvy employee retains their job, rather than the most competent.
I'd hire the applicant who has both.
The choice of one over the other, however, would depend on the job. Some employers might want to mold a new employee (preferring the degree), while others might need an instant fix (preferring the experience).
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