Does a university degree matter when it comes to getting a job? | Open thread

With Penguin Random House becoming the latest big company to say it will be disregarding academic achievements when hiring, we’d love to hear your viewsThe publishing group Penguin Random House announced this week that it will no longer require prospective job applicants to have university degrees. The company said the move was being made to attract more diverse people – though it pointed out that applicants with degrees would still be welcome. Related: Penguin ditches degree requirement for job applicants Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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