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Old 08-07-2010, 04:12 PM   #11
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Are you trying to decide whether or not to get a degree? Is that it?
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:00 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
I already asked the question and since you said it was simple to you you must understand the question. Are you going to answer or just go back and forth?
Tom is saying that it depends. In theory it doesn't matter as it is the portfolio that demonstrates your skills and how then it is down to how you perform in the interview. If someone is an arse and has a CS degree and the other shows that he/she can integrate better into the team but has a basket weaving degree, then they would still pick the latter regardless of the degree.

No two people are equal. Even if they have the same number of years of experience, they would have done different things during those 3 years and have different levels of knowledge. What could and has happened that someone is very good but there is no role for that skill set so they pass on the candidate.

However, some companies and industries will focus on the degree irrespective of what is in the portfolio during a filtering stage.

Like Tom said, there is no clear cut answer and it is shades of grey.
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