Are people without a degree getting a bad rap when applying for a job?

I have 28 years of experience and now i'm unemployed. I was an operations manager and now I find myself looking for a job. I have no college degree and I am finding it difficult to get a foot in the door.

Asked By: NO COLLEGE - 1/4/2008
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Experience should always top a degree. You're more likely to get hired first, at least that's what I think. I'd hire someone with 28 years experience over someone with a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in the same field.
Answered By: $so fresh so clean$ - 1/4/2008
Additional Answers (3)
i have no college either and its super hard to get a job al that i can get are fast food places and i dont want that
Answered By: odie - 1/4/2008
Yeah, its not a good system. I agree that what you've been doing the last few years should be far more important than where (and if) you went to school... More
Answered By: Elana - 1/4/2008
People without degrees, like us, must do more in an interview to prove to the employer that we are worth it. I am happy to see such sh@tty stigmata about people with high school degrees quickly disappearing... More
Answered By: mrbad_g - 1/4/2008
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