is it really true that high diploma equals to high ability or profound knowledge

@ypyanyan (956)
China
May 29, 2010 8:27am CST
is it really true that high diploma equals to high ability or profound knowledge? I am a college student .but it is not a good college.I am curious about it . more and more people enroll in the postgraduate examination for getting a high diploma . it is believed that high diploma equals to high ability and profound knowledge. Most companies are inclined to hire the people with high diploma. it seems that having high diploma means a better future.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
29 May 10
Unfortunately, that's how it seems to be. Companies wouldn't be looking at how nice a person is or if that person is trust worthy, they'll get to know that when that person is actually working. They look at credentials first since that's the only thing that they can confirm. If one has high grades, it would imply that this person was really disciplined when he/she was a student, what more when that person is working in the company? Especially when applicants come from very good and known schools, they often get preferred than the other applicants which is also unfair.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
29 May 10
Here higher education means higher pay. It is assumed that if you have more schooling you are more able to contribute to your job. This is often not true and good students don't always make good employees.
@GardenGerty (105555)
• United States
29 May 10
Having a diploma from a reputable college may open some doors for you, and may in fact get you a job. You may not be able to get a job without it. However, keeping the job and earning promotions will depend on how well you do the job. You have to want to, and have to have the drive to succeed as well as the talent. No college can give you those things.
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@markleob (1904)
• Philippines
29 May 10
for me it would not be the situation for all the time since there are people who are good inspite of the fact that they dont have that high diploma... whereas there are those who have diploma but not as good as expected...
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• Philippines
29 May 10
They say that having a diploma will give you a good future but I do not believe this. There are people I know who did not finish college just like me but they are more successful than I am today. I really salute them in what they are today and I feel happy for them. Every year, thousands of students graduated but only 30% to 40% have jobs and most of them would say that the job they have does not pay them good. So I would say that in order for you to be successful in life, you need to have perseverance and a strong self motivation to reach for your goals.
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@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
30 May 10
nowadays education and experience are the two important tools for a better future. somehow, people with high education doesn't necessarily have a good job when they are finished their school.if you are having a high diploma but not good in other field like communication skills you are still out of the list. then they will go for people with more experiences.so either way is important to achieve for a good future.:)
• China
30 May 10
Higher diploma does not necessarily mean better ability. Look around you and you'll be sure to find that many high diploma holders have great difficulty in getting a job. But surprisingly, students who have low diplomas may have good chances of getting a well-paid job because they're more eligible. This is just an example and such cases are indeed rare. In most cases, a higher diploma equals to better ability and more knowledge. People who pursue higher degrees nourish the hope of enriching their expertise by further education.
@qianyun6 (2069)
• China
30 May 10
Of cause not. A person has a high diploma is more possible to have high ability and profound knowledge, but not absolutely. But I think it is almost true that a person who has low ablity can't get a high diploma.
@ohiocy (215)
• Malaysia
30 May 10
I'm not sure with the policy of your country but high diploma does not really mean higher profound knowledge altogether. In a way they do have higher academic skills but that is not really the point. From what I understand, the point of view of an employer may be illustrated in such a way: You are an environment loving guy but you must get a vehicle in order to get your job done, so now you have two choose between these two cars, which are at the same price: - an eco-friendly car - an eco-friendly and fuel saving car Which would you actually choose? (mind you there are no statistical proven facts of either claims) I believe it would be the latter that would make the better choice right? Go figure.
@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
30 May 10
I like that you use the word seems. I am going to through some facts, and some opinions out here, and before I start I really want you and every one that will come across this post to know I have a lot of respect for schools and the school system, or more accurately the way that we share the information with the children. Okay, now for the nitty gritty, a)Thomas Edison...you know the guy that invented the incandescent light bulb, 3 months of school, and got kicked out for being stupid. b)Henry Ford, not formally educated at all. c)Albert Einstein, failed several grades, including kindergarten, and his senior year in high school. d)Bill gates, dropped out of college. School is a place where "A" students teach "B" students how to work for "C" students. I read that as a quote once and it really struck home. The key to success in specialized knowledge. Having a passion for something and striving to learn all you can you about that one thing, and making your money from doing something you love. You learn that one lesson, have the passion, and no lack of a high diploma is going to stop you from becoming a successful person. Now, if you want to make someone else rich, by all means get all the education you can, prove yourself valuable, they will take good care of you. If you want to get rich, decide what you want to do, and give your self a reason, decide to do something you would do even if it did not pay you, build the passion, embrace the desire and never give up on your dreams, and it will pay off way more then you will ever put into it. Sincerely and With Love and Appreciation.