Would You Hire Someone With An Online Degree ?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by JW357, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Yes, I would hire him with reservations

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  2. Yes, I wouldn't have a problem hiring him

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  3. No, I wouldn't even consider him

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  4. As long as he has a degree, I don't care where its from

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  1. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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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?
     
  2. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    I have looked at more then the degree. Experience, the interview, attitude, etc...
     

  3. nchunt101

    nchunt101 New Member

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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.
     
  4. yazul42

    yazul42 Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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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.
     
  5. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     
  6. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    I thought you assimilated employees. :p
     
  7. seancslaughter

    seancslaughter New Member

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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.
     
  8. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    I agree with you. Unfortunately there is a stigma with online degrees. That's why I'm asking.

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  9. seancslaughter

    seancslaughter New Member

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    What degree are you looking to go for?


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  10. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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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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  11. Vincine

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    I've hired people because of an interview.

    Whether I would grant someone an interview or not depends on the degree and the job. I wouldn't for someone with an online degree in neurosurgery. I would for someone who had an online degree in history for an analyst's position.
     
  12. seancslaughter

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    Look into liberty university online they are where I go. They gave me a lot of credits for my military training plus it's a conservative Christian school so the instructors don't spout a bunch of left wing garbage out at you. Are you gonna start while still in the military using TA or are you waiting till you get out?


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  13. JW357

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    In gonna start while I'm in. Basically when I get settled down in NC I'll enroll. My goal is to have my degree finished while I'm still active.

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  14. seancslaughter

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    Yeah use that TA while you can then when you get out use your post 9-11 because that bah really helps not only that apply for fafsa and only accept the pell grants because 9-11 pays your full tuition any thing else gets defaulted to you so not only do I get my bah I get like $5500 refunded to me each semester


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  15. JW357

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    Yeah the plan is to finish my BA while active, using TA, if possible. If I don't finish it, I'll get out and get a different job (hence my thread about Logistics) while going to school under my GI Bill.

    Good tip about the Pell Grant.

    I would really like to finish my degree while I'm in, though. Having it would make me more appealing to employers and thus I'd be more likely to get the type of job I'm looking for. Then later I could use my GI Bill for a Masters degree, if I so choose.
     
  16. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sean, I guess because of my age, I had experiences (not good) with several folks that had online degrees when they were a new thing.

    My son has taken several graduate courses from University of Wyoming extension service and he seems well pleased with them.

    Perhaps they have the less than stellar online programs cleaned up now. I''ve been retired for 16 years, so perhaps I'm not current on education. But as I said, it would be only one factor among many.
     
  17. Pasquanel

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    Some of the biggest clowns I have ever known had degrees out the wazoo! I would look for a self starter, someone who was interested in moving up and helping my business grow.
    Someone who wasn't on face-book and twitter all day long. Someone who exhibited moral character and integrity.
    Take a good man and you can teach him your business take an educated fool to help you lose your business.
     
  18. nitestalker

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    A Degree in History and Political Science will prepare you for the best jobs in America. You could become a Senator or even President. ;):D

    Hey Pasquanel, I bet an educated fool designed your computer. :D
     
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  19. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Haha........funny you should say that. My oldest son wanted to major in Poli Sci but decided the only jobs he'd really qualify for was running for office and decided he couldn't play those lyin', cheatin' games. He changed his major. :D
     
  20. nitestalker

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    Hey!! WOC it is too Damn bad Obama's mom didn't get him to change his major. But then he fit right in to politics.:eek: