It is absolutely mind-boggling to me how individuals with Master's degrees cannot perform the basic tasks required by their profession. The truth is, not everyone who holds a Master's degree possesses the necessary qualities and skills to excel in their chosen profession. Don't get me wrong, obtaining a Master's degree is a great accomplishment, but it does not necessarily guarantee success in the workplace.
Conversely, not pursuing higher education does not necessarily result in a life of poverty and failure. Street smarts can be just as valuable as book smarts. I have witnessed former dishwashers rise to the top of big organizations, surpassing even those with advanced degrees and impressive CVs.
I am frustrated by the hiring of individuals with impressive resumes who lack even basic competencies. While I understand the need for corporate recruitment and HR departments to justify their selections, it is alarming that the "name on the CV" seems to hold more weight than an individual's actual abilities. Why would any company want to retain employees who are incapable of following instructions, communicating effectively, or producing satisfactory results? It is a complete waste of time and money.
You can regain money lost, but you can never regain lost time. At my organization, we prioritize an individual's mindset, determination, and drive over their education and background. Our ideal candidate must possess common sense, intelligence, passion, and ambition. Regardless of the level of education or background; we are looking for people who can get things done. We firmly focus on people who forget excuses and invest their energy into providing solutions.
In fact, I have seen sixteen-year-olds outperform experienced directors with lengthy CVs in terms of problem-solving and speed. Age and education mean very little in the grand scheme of things. The only true way to determine an individual's capabilities is to place them in a working environment and see if they sink or swim.
I believe in focusing on an individual's practical skills, mindset, and work ethic rather than solely relying on their education and CV. It is time to shift our priorities and recognize the value of common sense, intelligence, passion, and ambition in the workplace.
Let’s give the resourceful hard workers a chance.