Making Better Choices ?

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sheepskin finally arrived (Photo credit: G A R N E T)

There is an under tapped resource in our country. Hundreds of thousands of people are never considered for jobs due to the fact that they have no college degree.

Just because someone didn’t have the interest or funds for a college education, should not eliminate them automatically from high paying and creative job positions. Creative minds are often born in the world of society’s “underachievers”. After all, these folks have followed their own paths which, seems to me, one fine first creative step.

When will our country separate the concept of intelligence from that of formal education? They are not at all one in the same. There is a discrimination at a grand scale going on. Our country’s future, as an innovative force in the world, is falling victim to an over played devotion to titles and credentials.

It’s time that those doing the hiring do their job and LOOK for talent rather than expecting to find it in a file.

9 thoughts on “Making Better Choices ?

  1. suzicate 07/24/2012 / 9:57 am

    How right you are! It’s a shame so many able candidates have been overlooked for job positions simply due to lack of a college degree. It really is a shame. It seems now that a Bachelors degree isn’t enough. They are now looking for PHDs and Masters.

    • Susan 07/24/2012 / 10:23 am

      Those doing the hiring seem to be “education snobs” at the peril of their businesses! Ever notice how any time there is a “crisis” , such as the recent shootings, there is a call for more education and more money? What’s THAT all about? šŸ™‚

  2. P.S. I Love Soap Co. 07/24/2012 / 1:45 pm

    I noticed the college degree thing started in the late 80’s early 90’s. Around the same time the politically correct “Happy Holiday’s” started. It’s a Shame!

    • Susan 07/25/2012 / 6:25 am

      Yes, it’s the entitlement era.

  3. danbohmer 07/25/2012 / 3:31 am

    Sadly the need for the piece of paper has outstripped the need for the education/learning.

    • Susan 07/25/2012 / 6:27 am

      Time the schools considered teaching “life skills”, don’t you think? Thanks!

  4. Audra 07/28/2012 / 10:46 pm

    Susan! I’ve missed you! I have moved my blog so I don’t get on wordpress.com much these days. I’m actually only stopping back to subscribe to my favorite blogs now…yours included! Come follow me now at http://igeekoutoverclouds.com Hope you’re well!

    • Susan 08/03/2012 / 9:10 am

      Been on vacation Audra…so sweet of you to think of me ā¤ Will connect with your new blog!

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