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Would You Hire Someone With An Online Degree ?


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Yes, I would hire him with reservations 5 38.46%
Yes, I wouldn't have a problem hiring him 2 15.38%
No, I wouldn't even consider him 2 15.38%
As long as he has a degree, I don't care where its from 4 30.77%
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:47 PM   #1
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If you were an employer, and you had a qualified candidate interview for a position, would you hire him or not if he had a Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited online university?

Or would where he got his degree from even matter?
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:49 PM   #2
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I have looked at more then the degree. Experience, the interview, attitude, etc...
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I would prefer a degree from a nationally accredited university. Check with ECU since you are moving to NC and see what they can do about an in state tuition program. I know they have several good online options.
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If it is an accredited online university, I don't think it would matter,, now if it were from " Ernie's Online Peace Campus ",, I would have concerns, education counts a lot, but we've all seen educated fools and most HR folks on the hiring side, see much more than the degree,,, military time, work at other companies etc., so I personally do not think it is a hindrance, just check out the school very well and make sure employers you are contacting acknowledge these schools,, some may not.
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It would depend on the job, whether he would be working alone or in a group, whether he had experience and a resume'. Too many factors involved to make a determination on his degree alone.

But the fact that his degree was "online" would be a negative factor, although only one factor among many.
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It would depend on the job, whether he would be working alone or in a group, whether he had experience and a resume'. Too many factors involved to make a determination on his degree alone.

But the fact that his degree was "online" would be a negative factor, although only one factor among many.
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why would it be a negative factor? I currently go to an accredited online Christian University for my BA in Criminal Justice with a cognate of Homeland Security and the minors of History and Social Work. I go to an online school because when I moved from NY to TX I found that not one of the area colleges offered the same degree with classes available around my work schedule and taking care of my kids schedule. When I was in NY I went to Mt Saint Mary College and St. Thomas Aquinas College because both had extension centers on West Point where I worked and had schedules that not only fit my work schedule, but were taught by Instructors from WP who were moonlighting. I think getting a Degree in a difficult situation like mine(Working full time as a supervisor, full time father to a toddler and a 9 YO, and taking full time classes) shows that I am driven to succeed and have superior time management skills.
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I think getting a Degree in a difficult situation like mine(Working full time as a supervisor, full time father to a toddler and a 9 YO, and taking full time classes) shows that I am driven to succeed and have superior time management skills.
I agree with you. Unfortunately there is a stigma with online degrees. That's why I'm asking.

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What degree are you looking to go for?


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Well I'm most interested in Political Science and History but there's very little good paying job potential there. So I'm considering something like Computer Science or IT.

I haven't decided yet.

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