You Don’t Need A Four-Year Degree To Work With Us – Says Apple, Netflix & Google


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You Don’t Need A Four-Year Degree – Says Apple, Netflix, & Google
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Almost every student believes that getting a four-year degree and going under debt during the process is a must if you want to land a high-paying job in companies such as Google, Netflix, and Apple. However, that is not always the case!

You Don’t Need A Four-Year Degree – Says Apple, Netflix, & Google

Business leaders, including Siemens USA CEO Barbara Humpton and Apple CEO Tim Cook, have already raised questions about the need for four-year degrees. In fact, Tim Cook recently said that almost half of US employees of Apple last year had people who didn’t have four-year degrees. Tim Cook reasoned that a lot of the colleges do not teach the skills required that leaders are looking for in their employees.

Barbara Humpton has also spoken against the idea that a four-year degree guarantees the career-readiness of a person. Humpton recently said, ‘All too often, job requisitions will say they require a four-year degree, when in fact there’s nothing about the job that truly requires a four-year degree — it merely helped our hiring managers sort of weed through the crowd and got a smaller qualified candidate group,’ Humpton was speaking at the White House during the first American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting.

You Don’t Need A Four-Year Degree – Says Apple, Netflix, & Google

Companies, including the likes of Google and Apple, are now focusing on hiring employees that possess the skills needed for getting tasks done, with or without a degree. LinkedIn has also determined that most of today’s hottest companies to work for do not ask their employees for a degree as a prerequisite for applying. By analyzing even further, LinkedIn was able to determine that certain positions are more likely to be filled by non-college graduates such as electronic technicians, mechanical designers, and marketing representatives.

Having said that, college degrees do tend to pay off. Workers that hold at least a bachelor’s degree were able to earn more than $932 median weekly earnings for all workers in 2018 as per a recent report that was published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

You Don’t Need A Four-Year Degree – Says Apple, Netflix, & Google

Tim Cook, while speaking at the White House panel, said, ‘Our company, as you know, was founded by a college drop-out. So we’ve never really thought that a college degree was the thing that you had to have to do well. We’ve always tried to expand our horizons.’

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