Reply to Dana’s post — Variation in hiring policies in different countries

COURSE: WORK AND LEARNING

FORUM: Current development and discourses on work and learning

TOPICS: P. BROWN, HUMAN CAPITAL, ACCESS, USA, GERMANY


Reply to Dana’s Post – – access and social justice (link to Itslearning)

Dana wrote:

I don’t think that Masters Degree should be the only measuring stick of employees!

In the U.S. it’s not uncommon for a job description to require “a master or equivalent experience.” Compared to the much stricter selection requirements displayed in German job announcements (that consistently use language from that draws directly from the national classification for education and training), the U.S. wording  leaves a window of opportunity open to non-traditional candidates.  However, in the case of public employers, very often such job postings are phony, as the institution already has its eyes on a particular candidate that is likely to be already working there. I understand that this is a different issue, but thought of mentioning it anyway.

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