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In today's competitive world, are professional qualifications critical for success?

  • Personality is more important

    There are certain qualities needed for success, like, the willingness to work hard, or passion. Success never depends upon grades. If success and opportunities were measured by grades then the corporate world and potential marriage partners would not ask for biodata in résumés, where other qualifications are also mentioned. Nor would they interview the prospects in order to find out what they are like as people, rather they would give a blind appointment to the people with the best paper qualifications. If success was about good grades and academic qualifications, why aren't all the graduates from Harvard, Oxford or Cambridge uniformly successful?

  • Yes, it's important to have professional qualifications and degrees.

    While there are exceptions to the rule, it's easier to make it farther in life if one has a good education and many connections, as well. However, it's appearing more and more that the typical four-year degrees (such as BS and BA) are not really enough, and that it may be important to have even further degrees, such as a Master's Degree or Doctorate, in order to get the most prestigious of jobs. A college education is now more equivalent to a high school degree of yesteryear.

  • Personality is more important

    There are certain qualities needed for success, like, the willingness to work hard, or passion. Success never depends upon grades. If success and opportunities were measured by grades then the corporate world and potential marriage partners would not ask for biodata in résumés, where other qualifications are also mentioned. Nor would they interview the prospects in order to find out what they are like as people, rather they would give a blind appointment to the people with the best paper qualifications. If success was about good grades and academic qualifications, why aren't all the graduates from Harvard, Oxford or Cambridge uniformly successful?

  • Success today is measured by results, not degrees

    Modern technology, by its very nature, can't require lengthy studies to be fully understood or it would be out of date very quickly. A new breed of professional is emerging who is capable of absorbing education on the fly and adjusting as necessary. This is the professional of the future. While Medicine and Law and a few other professions will always require years of schooling and complex credentials, these types of qualifications are not absolutely critical for success in today's opportunity filled world.


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