On 5/1/06, Declan Moriarty <junk_mail at iol.ie> wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-05-02 at 18:35 +0200, Rory Browne wrote:
> Realistically, many
> personnel demons (excuse me all HR staff present :) types operate like
> 1. Check for exact education level required.
> 2. Check for 2 years experience doing exactly what they want you doing
> 3. If enough candidates pass these tests, junk all CVs that don't.
Which is fair enough and understandable.
If you're finding you're being filtered out too often as a result of
these filters, then you two options. Either change career, or go and
get some educational qualifications. As has been pointed out, the
degree from a good college/university does say something positive
about you, and you have to deal with the fact that particularly on
"soft skills" which HR types care about, it's a huge plus.
Someone I know used to work in a factory in Bray with just his Leaving
Cert, and got so fed up of having to tell engineering graduates how
things worked, he left the factory and spent the year studying for a
CCNA and some sort of Microsoft qualification. He's now in a much
better job working for a large telco.
If someone is finding the lack of formal education is a barrier, then
they should do what my friend did - get off their arse and go and get
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