The Job Requires a College Degree

My husband is one of those people who didn’t go to college. Instead knew what he wanted to do (become a chef), set a goal, and began working in restaurants where he moved from dishwasher in a cheesy steak house to head chef in a respected restaurant.
He then decided a more “regular” job would be better for us and him, and now is in sales. A job opening was forwarded by a friend, and one of the requirements is a college degree. This is a job he could do not only well, but excel at, and he’s done everything else on the list.
He seriously regrets not getting a degree, but I know from experience, and having to deal with recent college grads as interns, that a college education does not a productive employee make.
How does he get around this? Or work within it?
2 replies
  1. Penelope Trunk
    Penelope Trunk says:

    He should just apply even though it says he needs a degree. Most people will ignore that qualification if the candidate has a proven track record of success.

    And, by the way, this is true for any qualification. Don’t let one, little qualification for a job keep you from applying. If you have everything else, you might still be a good fit.


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