Is diploma more important than knowledge??

China
October 2, 2010 7:27am CST
It is generally believed that knowledge is more important.Diploma is only a paper which represent you have studied in a university.That does not stand that you knowledge is rich.Having said that,when finding a job,you will find that diploma is key that whether the company employ you or not.Have you ever met the situation?
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• United States
2 Oct 10
No. People should have knowledge, but having that diploma means something because when you are being hired for a job, employers look at that and go, "Okay, that person had to stay in school, and work hard for this diploma." Which you do if you have gotten your diploma. I have my diploma and my Associate of the Arts in English/Liberal Studies, and I am currently working on my Bachelor of the Arts in English Literature and Language, and I can tell you how hard it is to get a diploma, an AA, and a BA. You have to work tooth and nail for it.
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• China
2 Oct 10
I say that although many people they don't have a diploma,they are as excellent as college students. Agree with me??
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• United States
2 Oct 10
Yes, one of my cousins did not graduate high school, but she graduated community college and a university and received her degree in psychology. She had to deal with a lot of terrible things, but she did it.
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@o2bnocn (2896)
• United States
2 Oct 10
With diplomas come knowledge. The entire time you are going to school you are learning. From elementary to college you are learning the whole way through. From your ABC's to college degrees. I am going to be a full time college student in January. I plan on getting degrees in business administration. I am planning on majoring in management. For electives I will be taking finance and legal studies courses. I have taken college courses before but was only a part time college student. For only one quarter was I a full time. I can tell you from my experience with college that you learn a lot! Oh do I mean a lot! It is amazing how much you learn in just one course! The workload is heavy. Every college course I have taken I have had to read the entire book. For right now I am focusing on my Associates. Once I get my associates then I will work toward a Bachelors. Then I want to go for my Masters. Hopefully I will be able to stay a full time college student and work to get my Masters without having to take a break. I might have a full time babysitting job. So I know that will add on to my schedule. I will have to get back into the routine of school. Hopefully I can get an early start on my school work. From everyone around me I think it is important to get degrees if the person can. I see people struggling all of the time. I also have heard from many different people that a college degree is very important. In the world today it makes it even harder to get a job that pays any more than a minimum wage without a degree.
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@o2bnocn (2896)
• United States
2 Oct 10
With all of this being said college degrees are a lot of time, money, and effort. It is a lot of work and not easy. Although in the end it is worth it!
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• United States
2 Oct 10
I find the feeling of self accomplishments are much more important than other people's views. As although the diploma will assist with perfecting the knowledge it is much more important to be self fulfilled as I know many successful people with and or with diplomas who have been Blessed, happy and fulfilled.
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@harry89 (2332)
• India
2 Oct 10
Well, you need to have both because if you don't have a diploma or degree you cant get a good job because they ask for certificates, its a formality that every company make, and to stay in that company you need to have knowledge about your work, if you dont have then they can throw you out of their company in a month or two.. So you should have both diploma+knowledge
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@Marhler (26)
2 Oct 10
believe me, determination is much more important than either diploma and knowledge. I am still a college student and just working part-time. But I am already earning as much as my parents are right now, and taking into account that both my parents have master's degree and have good jobs.
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• Philippines
8 Oct 10
Maybe in some factors may affect the employer in hiring new employees considering their diploma most especially their scholastic records. Maybe not all the time that the diploma would give the fully description of the capabilities of a person. Maybe is a stepping stone in landing a good job.
@Paper_Doll (2376)
• Philippines
6 Oct 10
Sad to say, when employers create shortlist of applicants, your diploma have great percentage that you will be included in the list. Like for me, every time I post vacancies, I always received hundreds of resumes in and sometimes, almost a thousand. First of all, we can't hire someone who did not finished their degree if that's what the position requires. Minimum requirements are based on existing civil service rules and regulations. So even you are the most suited applicant for the job, we definitely will not hire you, even will include you in the shortlist. On the other hand, if the position only requires a high school diploma, and you are a college graduate, you will not also be included in the list since you are over qualified for the position. The reason for that is, when you hold a lower position and you know yourself that you deserve a higher position, you will tend to demand for it.
@aevans (255)
• Malaysia
4 Oct 10
most of them are being result-oriented now. for me i think that both diploma and knowledge are also important. diploma is just like a pass for you to be chosen from a company, but is the knowledge that keep you stay in the organization. once you get the job, the diploma can be said is become useless, you need to gain knowledge and self-improvement to go further.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
4 Oct 10
I guess that, like so many other things in life you would need a balance of both. A lot of the times worldly knowledge is far more useful but without qualifications on paper it is more difficult to find a job in your chosen field. The important thing, I think is studying something you are passionate about and combine knowledge with theory.
• United States
4 Oct 10
The way people talk about it , they Must think that piece of paper is more important than knowledge. But I think knowledge is far more important. The paper can be forged but true knowledge you can never lose.
• China
3 Oct 10
Knowledge is important.But if you have both diploma and knowledge,that's perfect.After all,when you apply for a job,they first look at your diploma.I can recomend a film called Three Idiots which implies that knowledge is more important than diploma.I like this film very much.Wish you like it.
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
3 Oct 10
I would say that a good diploma from an internationally recognized tertiary institution should be valid on the paper certificate it represents as it should have passed the various criteria and assessments to be earned. It can only be limited for the chosen field of studies as knowledge in itself is just too vast.
• China
3 Oct 10
Knowledge is important.But if you have both diploma and knowledge ,that's perfect.After all,when you apply for a job,they first look at your diploma.I can recomend a film Three Idiots which implis that knowledge is more important than diploma.I like this film very much.I wish you like it.
@Jagokonte (123)
• Greece
3 Oct 10
No it isn't more important but when you fist apply for a job how do you prove to your employer if you have skills, knowledge and abilities to get the Job? You are a complete stranger to him. Later on you have all the time too prove your knowledge and everything to him. Diplomas as papers don't count much if you want to endure in a position and companies know that so be sharp all the time
@diogz22 (516)
• Philippines
3 Oct 10
Diploma and knowledge will only get you up to 96% of where you will be going. Just consider this if we represent the letters A to Z by 1 to 26 A= 1 B= 2 and so on until Z= 26. If we represent Knowledge it will be 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5= 96 If we represent Diploma it will be 4+9+16+12+15+13+1= 70 You see Knowledge will bring you just about 96% as compared to that of just having a diploma which is around 70% But you know what is more amazing? If we have a good ATTITUDE it will be a whooping 100% ( 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5=100) If you want to have a good job change your attitude. You attitude will determine where your altitude in life will get you. You see it is mathematically proven that your attitude will bring you where you want to be.
• Philippines
3 Oct 10
Unfortunately nowadays, employment requires a diploma in whatever position one is applying for. This could be the reason why the belief that diploma and a degree gives upward social mobility. However, reality proves that diploma is not a guarantee of one's knowledge. We have PhD who knows no better than a person who only has a bachelor's degree. And I have a staff (an accountancy graduate) who is supposed to help me with financial records but exasperates me with all the mistakes and omissions she does. Sigh! So no, diploma is not a guarantee of knowledge but we also have to accept that without a diploma, it might be difficult to enter a job of your choice and rise up the ranks. There could be cases where one without a diploma rise from the ranks but this would be the exception rather than the rule. Happy mylotting koAebryant.
• Mumbai, India
2 Oct 10
Hello Koaebryant :) Knowledge is a compeletely different concept. We don't give importance to knowledgeable persons, we give importance to their degrees :D. It depends actually, The term "knowledge" refers to a very Vast area, which can include anything and everything. yeah a person having a good knowledge in a specific feild than a degree holder should deserve to be there in that feild. Degree is merely a piece of paper which we get for just vomitting the brain feeded data on the answer sheet :D. Not all those who have degrees are knowledegeable nor those neither don't have degrees are dumb. The real test comes only when you have to apply the knowledge in practical situations and not vomit on the answer sheets :D, That is a paid test lol :P, Knowledge sold and paper earned :d. Neways unfortunately the world goes in this way, the more degrees you have the more intelligent you are considered :). This can be otherwise, but those people never get opportunities to prove that. so it shows that degree is that "ticket" which you have to "purchase" for entering the cinema hall :D.
@aaronfyzeon (1920)
• Philippines
2 Oct 10
Yes knowledge is still important than a diploma. but a diploma is a proof that you have this kind of certain knowledge needed for you to have a work that requires a specific qualification. A diploma also signifies that you really undergo all kinds of education needed for the certain kind of work the company is needing. It is really not that important because it can be taken away from you and it's really a fuss to request a copy of your diploma over and over again. But your knowledge is just there inside your head. It can never be taken away from you but it can be used for a bad thing so just choose what is right for you.
• India
2 Oct 10
Hello, Diploma is way inferior to knowledge. But you can't have a diploma without knowledge. That is why all the companies need the certificate. They just want some kind of proof apart from interview that makes you officially educated. It is just a formality, a system. Denying this system doesn't make you part of the system. Instead it ousts you from the system as if you are an alien. Believe me you wouldn't wanna be regarded as an alien as such. So instead of revolting against the system, include yourself within the system and then try to change it from within so that the future generation doesn't suffer as you had to. Thanks. God bless you.
@joddie (173)
• Philippines
2 Oct 10
I think the two goes hand in hand. Even if you had a diploma but you lack the knowledge, then you will have difficulty finding a job and vice versa. Companies nowadays need workers who are degree holders.