On Fri, Apr 28, 2006 at 08:07:51PM +0200, Noirin Plunkett wrote:
> If you have enough experience to convince a recruiter, and later
> several technical staff, that you are what they want, it's entirely
> possible you'll get hired, regardless of qualifications. A degree is
> simply a tool to help convince them.
While Google are certainly the kind of pragmatic employer that would not
get fixated upon a degree, or lack of it, the above may not be entirely
The IDA regularly attaches "at least N degree-level positions" and that
kind of thing to the incentive schemes which get companies like Google
to come to Ireland in the first place. Mainly because it's seen as a
national and strategic objective to develop a knowledge economy, keep
home-grown talent and so on.
Though I have no idea if the above applied to the IDAs arrangements with
Google, it's just a potential explanation.
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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