The college degree obstacle in hiring

For far too long, a college degree was required for a good job. That is finally changing in the government sector, where knowledge and skills are being properly valued (“Skills Beat Degrees for Government Jobs,” The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 15).

The change is long overdue if for no other reason than a college degree has been so watered down that it tells employers very little. That’s particularly the case with certain majors.  I question whether majoring in, say, gender studies makes an applicant more valuable than an applicant who possesses wherewithal picked up elsewhere.

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