The Qualification of a Qualification
So this is something I’ve known and heard from many professionals who’re working in different industries: there’s a limit to your growth if you don’t have a degree. If it would have been the 80’s or the 90’s, when you actually needed a proper Qualification for just about everything, but the number of people applying for jobs was less and education wasn’t affordable, I would’ve agreed. Because even with that scarcity in job applications, anyone with a degree in those times was still considered far better than someone who didn’t have one.
The problem is, education is still not affordable for many, and even with the desired skill-set, a person will not grow a lot just because he doesn’t have a qualification. These companies have it in their job requirements, which is just too sad because they need some sort of proof that you have knowledge about something they want.
Competition has increased manifold in past decades and this bullshit about qualifications just goes on to prove one fact: if you can afford a degree, you can have the job. We must understand that formal education hasn’t always resulted in individuals being the best or even substantially better than those who don’t have one in a particular field/academic area, and knowledge needs more promotion than a degree.
How does a degree qualify to be a prerequisite for a job or growth in a job, when knowledge levels for someone with a degree and for someone without one are the same? Food for thought.