[ubuntu-uk] Advice for the future

Matthew Macdonald-Wallace matthew at truthisfreedom.org.uk
Wed Oct 17 15:06:26 BST 2007


On Wed, 2007-10-17 at 14:59 +0100, Chris Rowson wrote:
> It'd be interesting for people to put their money where their mouth's
> are, and tell us what they do for a living and what their level of
> qualification is. It's the only real way to see if having a degree
> makes a difference or not.
> 
> Anyone who is currently on a degree course is of course going to say
> that it's the best way forward, as alternately anyone who hasn't got
> one is going to say it doesn't matter...
> 
> I'll start the ball rolling...
> 
> Chris - No Degree - Second line support engineer (although I've
> recently started working a in job which involves project coordination,
> service reviews etc etc)
> 

Matt - No Degree (although working towards one in CompSci with the OU) -
Technical Manager for an Open Source consultancy in Kent.

As an aside, the main reason I'm starting the degree having worked in
the industry for around 7 years is that a number of organisations will
not look at your CV unless you have a degree.  Rightly or wrongly, this
remains the case (personally I value experience and knowledge over
pieces of paper!) so when it's time for me to move on from my current
role, I'll hopefully have that magic paper that says I know what I'm
talking about!

Cheers,

M.




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