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    What do you think is more important in order to get the job? Relevant experience or education? Obviously it depends on the job you're applying for but let's say if two people apply for an office job, would you choose the one with experience or better degree?


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    Experience trumps all my friend. You'll find that the degree is now for most just a mere ticking box to write people off, nothing more, nothing less. This is especially the case with generic jobs. If you're talking about professional jobs, then it is a combination. That is my opinion and its reflected in the views of employers. The experience side has to be experience in actual industry. This is why its futile to do things like volunteering at random charities(its nothing more than a talking point really). It's all about corporate experience
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    (Original post by elisabeth1)
    What do you think is more important in order to get the job? Relevant experience or education? Obviously it depends on the job you're applying for but let's say if two people apply for an office job, would you choose the one with experience or better degree?


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    Experience, this is a no brainer nowadays

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    Experience. Don't really care about their degree sorry, unless they were working in a relevant field during their degree, or it's an internship or for some bizarre reason we've decided to hire a trainee. They can learn on the job as they go along, but they had better have at least X number of years of commercial experience so as not to waste our time or theirs.

    Note: the recruitment agencies will probably sift you out if you don't have a degree, but the actual employers probably aren't bothered. A lot of employers these days go through recruitment agencies. You'll just have to be smart about how you prepare your CV, the agencies are not very smart so it shouldn't be too difficult.
 
 
 
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