IBM CEO: Job Skills, Not Degrees

Companies will do what they view as the best for them. Show them that taking a chance on you is the best move they can make.

I saw this article in Gizmodo about the need for companies to do a better hiring based on job skills, not degrees and paper credentials.

I don’t disagree, but I don’t think this is a valuable mindset for job-seekers. The idea that employers are doing it wrong and we need to plead for them to identify talent in new ways is disempowering to you. Sit and hope businesses take the initiative?

That’s no fun, and no good.

Build job skills not degrees

Flip the burden. Forget companies. What can you do? How can you take responsibility for the need to prove to hirers that you have something more interesting than a degree? How can you build stuff that makes you too good to ignore?

That’s a challenge worth taking. Companies will do what they view as the best for them. Show them that taking a chance on you is the best move they can make.

Start the Job Hunt Crash Course

Looking to take action? Remember, resumes have a response rate under 1%.

Video pitches have a response rate over 80%.

Stop sending paper resumes. Start sending video pitches.

To learn the mindset and tools of this revolutionary approach, you can take the Job Hunt Crash Course.

We’ll take you step-by-step from zero to hired. 

💪 Clarify your career direction
💪 Learn what employers are really looking for
💪 Build a body of work (a digital portfolio)
💪 Learn where the coolest companies are
💪 Pitch your way into an interview
💪 Nail the interview and get hired

For months I was struggling to fit my non-traditional experiences into a resume and it simply didn’t work. With Crash, I was able to go from pitch to interview to offer within 24 hours. It felt like magic.

George Garcia, Crasher