Does No Degree Mean No Job?

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Joe Turner

Often, while perusing the job postings, you'll see listed under the requirements section wording such as "Bachelor's degree or equivalent." Does this mean that those without a degree need not apply? Not necessarily.

Although many corporate cultures require that their employees have degrees regardless of their position or length of experience, others will allow the degree to be trumped by industry experience.

This is especially true for those job postings that have a degree **or equivalent** tagged to them. As such, you may have a chance when you lack the degree. Generally speaking, a degree will usually be mandatory for those younger candidates lacking solid, relevant job experience. The operative word here is "equivalent" and how that is defined.

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