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While working on a dev team a while ago, we were reviewing our job postings as a group to ensure they reflected our actual needs. One of the requirements was for a bachelor’s degree. My leader challenged if that was needed, and another said yes. Never one to back down, the first leaders said “Really? Raise your hand if you have a college degree.” Very few people present raised their hand – and this was a great team. That meeting has stuck with me for years. Why do companies insist on a Bachelor’s degree in their job descriptions? Where do these presumptions come from? How do we work together without them – or better, how do we acknowledge that they aren’t needed?
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