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  • I think it would be experiance....If you know what you are doing then it is easier for the employer to do what he needs to do.....;)
  • In my experience it is experience, I am in high school and have neither experience or any extra education and am finding it hard to find a job.
  • I think that definitely experience counts for the employer.This is and isn't right.An educated employee with less experience,would be more useful for a company, by far.The reason is simple:he can adapt quickly to everything new,whereas experienced but less educated tends to stick with what he knows and adapts harder.But life nowadays demands in every level and aspect quick adaptation,so I think that education vs. experience,gives in the majority of cases education qas the winner.
  • From what I have seen in my 31 years of working, experience is what an employer looks for.
  • Sometimes I think it's education - but in most cases, an experienced person will be able to be more productive faster.
  • I would think experience would be key. Unfortunately, it is really more than likely whoever will take the least amount of pay.
  • Experience--can't get hired anywhere because I have none. Doesn't matter I'm in college and can learn quickly. My friend has a bachelor's degree, and she has the same problem I have because she doesn't have experience to back up the education. Seems to me an education isn't so much a luxury as a cumbersome endeavor--only in some cases, though, like my friend's--she has a degree in business administration.
  • Depends entirely on what the employer wants to hire you for. A neuro-surgeon with lots of experience (say as a mass murderer) would be perceived as lacking in the education department if he didn't have a medical degree but had cut up many brains. On the other hand, if you are looking for a job cleaning toilets, education is less a factor, and the employer would be interested in a job history showing you were a reliable employee
  • Experience - but if you don't have experience, and do have the education, show humility - that's what I did - with a degree from a very prestigious UK University, I had to (a) beg to be given a chance and (b) start at the very bottom of the ladder, but I got the break and haven't looked back ever since. Education's all very well, but doesn't show an employer how you'll relate to your fellow workers, how you'll solve problems for them, etc, etc...
  • To the average worthless HR person, it's all about education. The dumbest question that an HR person can ever asked is "what is your degree in?". It is the lazy man's way of qualifying candidates. In reality, EXPERIENCE is paramount. In my career as a (non-degreed) aerospace engineer, I was skilled in a variety of disciplines (e.g., mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, fluidic, acoustic, architectural, etc.). I trained and mentored several fresh ME graduates that knew theory, but could not apply their knowledge. In my IT career, I had two PhDs who worked for me. The inside joke was if they had the knowledge, I might be working for them. FACT: Half of all CEOs earning over one million dollars in annual compensation have no college degree. So there still is hope for those who understand processes, yet my be lacking in formal "book learnin'". You just have to circumvent the slackers in HR. ;-)
  • If you have the experience, they'll ask for the education. If you have the education, they'll want the experience. The bottom line is that they want both for as little pay as possible
  • The most important attribute a employer is looking for is A GOOD ATTITUDE... next experience, without a good attitude the employer will find it next to impossible to train the future employeee
  • Newer job seekers with education can be far less expensive for an employer to hire than those with experience and seniority... (Assuming those with experience don't also have the proper education.) My suggestion: Get an education.
  • experience, definitely even educate people have to be trained before they start their job, it's a plus to an employer to find someone who can jump right in and knows what to do
  • Experience is more important, they already have gained the knowledge in that particular field.
  • when it comes to entry level hiring experience. when it comes to promotion, not being competition for his next promotion.
  • experience. that's something books can't teach you.

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