[thelist] Interview question: No CS degree?

Joel Canfield joel at spinhead.com
Thu Nov 1 12:35:00 CDT 2012

On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 12:30 PM, erik mattheis <gozz at gozz.com> wrote:

> Today I was asked how I've compensated for the fact that I don't have
> a CS degree.
> How would you have answered this question?

Depends on the position. But if it were something I thought I was qualified
for (networking support, desktop tech support, web coding, user interface
engineering) I'd say just that: I've learned how to learn, and anything I
don't know, I can learn.

In fact, that's how I got my last 3 jobs in IT. "No degree?" "Nope. Haven't
missed it yet." Hired.

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