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How Important is My College Degree?

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Dear Experts,

Many of my friends who have recently graduated have gotten into work different than the focus of their college degree. Would you agree that now, more than ever, your college degree is inferior to your actual work experience?

Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question:

@ValueIntoWords Q#156 Over time, experience trumps degree; recruiters/others still scan rez 4 degree as min. basic requirement.

@ValueIntoWords Q#156 Exceptions 2 rule, but degree still generally relevant. Non-degree hot jobs listed at: http://twurl.nl/vibwed

@ValueIntoWords Q#156 College degree important; NOT listing degree may eliminate u from running 4 a job. (more)

@juliaerickson Q#156 Coll deg impt as indicator u can think, complete, pblm solve – 21st cent skills. Used 2 shrink app pool.

@gradversity Q#156 It isn’t inferior, but just a part of the bigger picture. It can still open up opportunities you may not otherwise have.

@dawnbugni Q#156 Echo others. Also, a degree also signals you can set a goal and reach it, regardless the major. Unskpn msge.

@resumesrevealed Q#156 Emplyrs w/always want degree as credential. Experience importnt 2; echo exprts – they complement each other.

@jtodonnell Q#156 A degree is needed, but only gets you to the career starting line – that’s where experience kicks in.

@DebraWheatman Q#156 College provides well rounded perspective / insight into a lot of areas. Not inferior to work exp. but complementary.

@beneubanks Q#156 Wouldn’t say “inferior.” Exp better to get started, but degree helps to advance later. Both equally import!

@keppie_careers Q#156 Skills/experiences R key 2 getting job, but college degree crucial. Combination +++ http://bit.ly/klMBi

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