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First off, having a degree doesn't mean you don't have skill so these types of discussions always sound d*mb to me I graduated with honors in BSCE and yes I am skillful, my degree gives anyone the 98% confidence that I truly know what I'm supposed to do, I have been certified by multiple geniuses throughout the years in school youll be considered first in whatever competition that's going out there, so get that degree...it worths it An ordinary person has nothing to show he/she actually is skillful unless when given the chance and yes, therell be doubt on them for years at their workplace... It's only on the internet where these guys get real job with zero degree, I haven't seen the reality
Having skills.. Always... Anyways.., especially in IT now. but it is opinion based question, should be on feed. edit: Having degree: Help you bring resume brighter, get more calls for interviews.. So it takes you to in front of interviewers. Next all you need is to show your Skills...
In my opinion, Degrees are things of the past. They are only for bragging rights. You can have a degree but it wont mean anything if you can't back it up with your skills. I remember studying IT at a university. I was put in a team of 5 for final grade. I was leading the team and delegating the work. And one slacker only showed up on the last day and didn't provide much of anything I had to complete the rest. But I allowed him to add his name to the assignment, because each person counted towards the final grade. We made 100% on the assignment. He went on to get his degree. But in my eyes his degree didn't amount to anything.
Truthfully with opinions aside. Obtaining a college degree will almost always improve your career opportunities.
Skill is something you want, maybe you also want degree idk but for some people it is thing they talk about like I need degree for something, mostly job. The common questions of people without degree are "Can I get this job without degree?", hence they don't really care of degree but that job. I am relatively young and have not much experience with work and I also asked myself such question, I think it could be interesting to choose way without degree and just try to go 100% for skills but life isnt game where you can't undo such decisions easily and definitely you needed lot of confidence in yourself to present your skills if you had no degree cause degree basically does that for you.
<DD> "Mama Always Said, Life Was Like a Box of Chocolates. You Never Know What You're Gonna Get." - Forest Gump: From my experiences that is very true. So you have to strive to do your best at everything. My wife has no degree but makes more at her current job than her coworkers that have degree. She is about to get a raise. I have an associates degree in IT. But I was able to retire at the age of 27. Having a degree does open the door for many opportunity's but it is still up to you to make things happen.
Thank you jayakrishna
Nifemi Omidiran, why not do both? It can't hurt to have both degrees and skills. My experience with university is that it has taught me how to communicate and write technically. I have learned how to approach big companies and bosses in a professional manner, make proposals which are most likely to be accepted, and how to manage people. Then in the field of IT, I have picked up the actual skills I need to put together and troubleshoot a network, and the customer service experience needed. Some jobs look at degree, while others look at skills. If you have both, you can get any job. So, buckle down and do both. You won't be sorry.
The tag is because i don't know what i will tag
but what about having degree
Having skills is the best... But the degree will land you the job
I will say skill
Honestly there are many jobs that requires no degree and the pay is high, no we're not talking about that. We are talking about a computer literate with a degree, and a computer literate without a degree in the real world. Too much of Facebook motivational speakers be making people think it's easy to compete in the real world without a degree lol
The importance of a formal degree also depends on the country and the job in which you want to work.
Korkunc el Gato it is not about me I saw the question somewhere so i decided to ask
Lisa kinoti i have not reach university yet,and i saw the post somewhere so i decided to ask
<DD> please you people should understand i have not reach university yet so i decided to just ask cause it is not my question
Please everyone it is not my question i saw the post somewhere so i decided to ask cause i was confused about the question
Help you bring resume brighter, get more calls for interviews.. So it takes you to in front of interviewers. Next all you need is to show your Skills...
I think you're doing it the wrong way. Why would you ask perfect strangers about yourself? Cause if you think about it, that's what you're doing. Ask them about themselves. See varieties, and take what applies to you. Never take people seriously with these things. They may all be sincere, but there might always be more to it than they know, times might change, you might change, the advances and resources and enthusiasm might change. See some of the adjectives used in these responses and ask yourself what it means to take them for their word, when you are the one who knows what, say, a "real job" means to you. No one knows you and your circumstances better than you do. The only thing the whole human species will agree on is probably the feeling that doing what you have no capability to like is torture. Sorry for the commanding language, it just cuts to the chase. But could you please have a look at the AMA section of the app, Kuba Siekierzyński, for example? All the best.