If you were the boss....

Philippines
September 30, 2008 5:36am CST
most of the companies, when they need employees one of the qualifications is that the applicant should have a 4-year degree. but some of them are newly graduates and dont have enough experience. If you were the boss or the employer will you hire an applicant who is undergraduate or just a two year course graduate but have enough experience in the field that you require. or you still choose the graduate but dont have experience. why? lets share thoughts
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@lazeebee (5466)
• Malaysia
6 Oct 08
It depends on the position they are applying for - if it is for research or lecturing, the degree is important. However, the most important thing that we look for, besides the paper qualifications, is the attitude. If we have to choose between a candidate who is a degree holder, and one who holds only a diploma or certificate,but has relevant working experience and good attitude, we would definitely take the person with the good attitude. Knowledge can be taught, experience can be learned - but attitude comes from within a person!
@lazeebee (5466)
• Malaysia
13 Feb 09
Hi, thanks for the BR. Have a great weekend!
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
For the graduate of the four year course... there is a need to look at his/her grades... like if she is an honor student and was active in extra curricular activities... then i might put that person in management training... since there is certainly potential... i would also consider a person with enough experience even if he/she is only a graduate of a two year course... It is important for us to give everyone a chance... because there is so much potential in people... especially if they really work hard...
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• Philippines
20 Oct 08
hi! its nice that you have that idea. unfortunately some employers just ditch applicants that dont have college degree. take care
@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
I sit as chairman in the Selection and Promotions Board of the agency i work for and I don't just look at ther educational qualifications of an applicant unless the position requires a college fegree. I look for potential and experience is of course a valuable asset. Nowadays, vocational courses as against formal college education is beung encourage as people can acquire a skill in a shorter time and start earning sooner so when we interview and evaluate an applicant we really look at all the qualifications and even if he/she has no college degree if he/she has the best potential, we choose such person as the best for the job.
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
hi acevivx that's good to hear, that there are still employers who choose those people who can do the job though they dont have college degree. thanks for the reply
@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
30 Sep 08
Actually it's hard to make a choice over the 2 ^_^ It's good for one to have the necessary qualification so that they are well prepared and know what to expect in the job.. PLus, if they are new to the job, without much experience, they are harder to teach but they are more willing to learn.. As compared, those with experience, they are even more well prepared, and they are even much more easier to teach, but they are not willing to learn.. All because of the, Amount of experience, they have, and so they assume they everything.. They will just stick to the old school type, and not daring to try out new things which are more efficient ^_^ BUt if i have to choose, i will employ both and let them mix around, learn from each other ^_^ haha
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
hi kun. yeah, given the chance, getting two employees is better. take care
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
30 Sep 08
sure why not, if they are qualified they should be hired. a degree is wonderful but that doesn't mean it's going to make a good employee.
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• Philippines
20 Oct 08
hi. yeah, sometime experienced one are better.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I would have to choose the person that is ready to do the job. It would save me from having to train them. I would not know if they could actually do the job without having experience with it first.
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• Philippines
20 Oct 08
hi steph. an experienced one is less training. thanks
@anneshirley (1516)
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
If I am looking for a skilled worker, I would prefer those that are undergraduate but have experiences needed for the job but if I am looking for a white collared job, I would prefer those that graduated the 4-year course since they have a well developed mind on the job.
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
that's a good answer thanks. maybe there are several people fit for several jobs
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
30 Sep 08
I'm not the MD of the company but have had a say in this matter more on a number of occassions. I would depend totally on the job skills the post required. If it calls for one with experience, then we have no choice here. On the other hand if the job makes one learn as one proceeds then one can easily take a fresh graduate and train them. The enthusiasm of a graduate is extremely high at this point of their lives and they would pick up the required skill pretty fast. I personally had taken a couple of people under me who were graduates and was extremely plese with their dedication and effort. It come easily to me because this is how i got my first job as well.
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
so you'd still prefer a fresh graduate. some fresh graduate are really enthusiastic to get there first job. but some will resign immediately if they dont like the job given to them. some are trainable some are not. it really depends.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
30 Sep 08
Hi red Its a difficult one and depends on the situation and job profile. Freshers are good in the sense that they are enthusiastic, hard working, fresh, always trying to do more, give their best. They are fast and lively, always on move. On the other hand, experience matters a lot as well. Specially if its a creative field. I feel, outdoor orienting job like marketing and sales are better handled by freshers while the designs and master minds have to be the experienced guys. Thanks.
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• Philippines
6 Oct 08
sometimes in sales and marketing you also need the experienced one since they already have different connections. thanks for posting. take care
@subha12 (18452)
• India
20 Oct 08
it depends upon the requirement exactlky. I am not boss and have never thought in that line. may be i would have considered
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@ralphido (843)
• India
5 Oct 08
hey if i am just the boss but don't own the company i would be willing to take up any risk to see that my company grows whether it be fresh candidates who cannot start delivering then and there ... ;) but seriously i would like to have some aspiring freshers as well as some experienced hands on deck.. some fresh blood always simulate you to good ideas and changes... it is the duty of experienced hands to see to it that the fresh blood doesn't spill off the top...
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• Philippines
2 Oct 08
Hi there red_amethyst! It would be great to have both... A graduate of a relevant course and with work experience. It is not easy to look for one who can fit a certain position in an organization. There are a lot of prospective applicants for one job vacancy. However, only few (or even none at all) are qualified for the position. Personally, I would look for someone who have both -- the degree and the experience. However, if I will have a difficult time looking for one, I would hire someone with the experience. But I will have to encourage (or perhaps require) that person to pursue his/her studies.
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• Italy
1 Oct 08
i will hire who i can pay less..but i will also hire some really good brain too..but i prefer experience to a piece of paper..
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@quinnkl (1667)
• United States
1 Oct 08
It would depend on the job and what was needed for the position. Some positions really do need experience. I would hope there would be a position that a newly graduated person could do also. I understand what you mean. It is a catch 22 for them.
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