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    As the title suggests really. This will probably apply more for managerial jobs.

    Would you be more likely to offer a job to someone with a degree or a year of relevant experience?
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    Having both is probably ideal, but employers will want to see you have the skills and experience to be able to manage people. A degree grade doesn't really give you that.
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    Both, but id suggest if you have the experience then you are likely to have the skills as well.

    Depends on the job, but a tears experience doesnt seem a fair comparison to a degree , which takes 3+ years to acquire.
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    I'm only 18 so don't really know but if you have experience then surely you would have skills too? You develop skills while working.
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    I'd say experience. Because sure a degree takes longer to achieve, but you don't actually gain experience being in that situation by sitting in lectures and writing essays. With actual experience you know how to handle the situation and develop the skills needed for the job at hand.
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    I was wondering because most job adverts want experience that you can't get unless you have that job which seems counter productive to me. It mainly applies to managerial jobs which you can't really get experience in unless you're promoted or can shadow a manager.
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    (Original post by casual onion)
    As the title suggests really. This will probably apply more for managerial jobs.

    Would you be more likely to offer a job to someone with a degree or a year of relevant experience?
    A year of experience shows determination and motivation. A lot of people have degrees nowadays which means no one is unique; so therefore your application needs to stand out from the crowd. Furthermore experience gains the skills other than just the experience and you get to learn a lot about people and how things are actually done.
    Volunteering is always a good head start to the working world because you will gain the experience and skills needed to move forward to the job you really want.
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    (Original post by casual onion)
    As the title suggests really. This will probably apply more for managerial jobs.

    Would you be more likely to offer a job to someone with a degree or a year of relevant experience?
    Managers tends to be people with a lot more than a year's experience or just a degree.

    If you are in a management role that early on with no experience, you are more than likely in an inflated job title role
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    Managers tends to be people with a lot more than a year's experience or just a degree.

    If you are in a management role that early on with no experience, you are more than likely in an inflated job title role
    I've seen a management role come up with the exact qualifications I have (HND in Tourism) but they want proven experience of leading a team so was wondering what is more important but I guess their both equally important in that respect.

    also, what's an 'inflated job role?' Is it just one of higher authority?
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    (Original post by casual onion)
    I've seen a management role come up with the exact qualifications I have (HND in Tourism) but they want proven experience of leading a team so was wondering what is more important but I guess their both equally important in that respect.

    also, what's an 'inflated job role?' Is it just one of higher authority?
    It means your job title suggests your position is higher than it actually is.

    They are asking for the HND and the experience, not one or the other.
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