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    How true is it?
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    What the hell? There are plenty of people who have achieved multi-millionaire empires without even having a degree. A third class degree is not going to make you homeless mate.
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    About 95% true
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    Nobody ever asks.
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    Imo its makes things will be very difficult if you apply for graduate jobs. You dont need a degree to be a success though.
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    Absolute rubbish.
    True it might make it harder but by no means does it mean you cant get a well pid job.

    that being said it will potentially partilly lock you out of certain job types e.g. hedge fund analyst.. ive yet to see a job advert for that kind of role demand anything less than the best of 1st classes.
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    Absolute rubbish.
    True it might make it harder but by no means does it mean you cant get a well pid job.

    that being said it will potentially partilly lock you out of certain job types e.g. hedge fund analyst.. ive yet to see a job advert for that kind of role demand anything less than the best of 1st classes.
    Its not rubbish. Most job adverts and graduate schemes that require a degree state the min class required. Its mostly a 2:1, but will sometimes be a 2;2. Feel free to show us the graduate schemes that require only a third.

    Even if you got through that stage then you have to compete against all the others with higher class degrees. Its a massive struggle.

    You cna get a well paid job through talent luck and effort, but its unlikley to require a degree anyway.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Its not rubbish. Most job adverts and graduate schemes that require a degree state the min class required. Its mostly a 2:1, but will sometimes be a 2;2. Feel free to show us the graduate schemes that require only a third.

    Even if you got through that stage then you have to compete against all the others with higher class degrees. Its a massive struggle.

    You cna get a well paid job through talent luck and effort, but its unlikley to require a degree anyway.
    Its complete rubbish, The OP didnt specify any particular job type or field thus a degree class is meaningless to a point for instance someone going into manual labour their employer wouldnt cre less if they have a 1st in econ would they? Not to mention many employers prefer experience. I'll grant though that for office jobs in general [t least starting out] higher degrees will get you through the weeding out stage but aside from that my point stands.
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    How true is it?
    You'll have a non-existent chance at any graduate jobs in the field of that degree, so pretty true.
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    (Original post by Napp)
    Its complete rubbish, The OP didnt specify any particular job type or field thus a degree class is meaningless to a point for instance someone going into manual labour their employer wouldnt cre less if they have a 1st in econ would they? Not to mention many employers prefer experience. I'll grant though that for office jobs in general [t least starting out] higher degrees will get you through the weeding out stage but aside from that my point stands.
    The OP asked whether a 3rd class degree could get them a well paid job. For the degree to have a direct influence (bring) that would mean graduate jobs.
    The reality is that most jobs which require a degree will exclude a third class or it will be unable to compete with higher class degrees.

    I asked you before, show us the well paid job adverts which ask for 3rd class degrees?

    As you point out a higher degree will assist you to get through selection processes and thats all that matters in the beginning. There are a number of factors which might mean someone is successful, but where graduate jobs are concerned, then being prevented from applying or losing out at interview will squash anyones chances of a high paid graduate job before it begins.

    The question wasn't will a 3rd class degree prevent me from eventually getting a well paid job or can I work my way up to a high paid job with a third or even can I get a high paid without a degree, which is completely different . It was already acknowledged that needn't be the case,

    A 3rd class degree is going to be of very little direct use in getting a job. So not complete rubbish as you keep claiming.
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    There is nothing to stop anyone getting a 'well paid job' - but having a Third isnt the deciding factor, YOU are.
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    I was too succinct when I said that nobody ever asks. Yes, graduate schemes most certainly ask, and entry-level graduate positions do.

    The degree classification will be the most important factor when sifting through entry-level applicants for a graduate position. So if you get a 3, you're going to have to work very hard to find a relevant position in your field. And some career paths, such as financial analysts or political trajectories, will require a top-level job right out of university, so those paths will become exponentially difficult to crack. (And honestly, if you can't be bothered to put the effort in at university, finding the motivation and skill after is less and less likely.)

    But it's all about your first job. Once you're past that, the number of positions where they'll filter applicants by degree classification narrows sharply.

    That's because you won't be applying for entry-level positions anymore. Any position which can be done by an entry-level graduate will be filled by an entry-level graduate, because they're cheap. Positions beyond entry level, then, by definition, can't be filled by entry-level graduates. They require skill sets, specialisations, and experience that entry-level graduates don't and can't possess. It is on the strength of these skill sets, specialisations, and experiences which you will evaluated beyond your first job.

    And if there are so many applicants with the required skills and specialisations that the employer has the luxury of narrowing the field of applicants by their degree classification, then that's where you've failed. You need to position yourself to be uniquely qualified through skills, specialisations, and experience.

    The more people there are who can do what you can do, the cheaper you are to employers, the lower your salary, and the more competition you'll face. Getting the best first job (which typically comes with great opportunities to learn) will help make sure this doesn't happen, so your degree classification absolutely does matter. But after that first job, if you've used your opportunities correctly, nobody will ever ask about it again.
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    well there's no reason you can't work hard and achieve something still but to be honest if you have a third your degree is pretty much useless, you aren't going to be considered for any grad level jobs with that
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    What you cna do is get entry level jobs and work up.
    Get additional specialist qualifications. I prefer vocational ones.
    Learn from it and move on.
 
 
 
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