Prioritize Job Skills Over Education Levels When Hiring Employees

When you ask a young teen who just finished High School or Secondary School, what is the hardest thing for you in life right now, they are highly likely to answer with “getting a job”. This comes as no surprise seeing as how job requirements are sky high and these teens barely have any experience and enough qualifications.

According to Trading Economics, the unemployment rate in Maldives remains unchanged from 2016 to 2017 at 5. With the number of students finishing school in Maldives every year, unemployment rates continue to rise. However, many fail to realize that the rates of unemployment are only rising due to the unattainable job qualifications. Fortunately, many are starting to realize that, and job skills are now slowly becoming more valued over level of education.

Students of Villa International High School, Maldives
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According to an article published in the website of The University of Scranton, qualities to look for in a hire include long-term potential, enthusiasm and passion, being a player and etc. Rather than going for the qualification levels, try and identify their skills which will be of help in the post they are applying for. For example, if you are hiring a writer, make them write an article so that you can tell how their writing skills are like and make the decision of whether you will be hiring them or not.

Research shows that many a number of such individuals have become exactly what the organization needed and some even proved to exceed their expectations. If the hired employee fails to meet your expectations after you have given them the chance, then let them go while explaining to them exactly why they should go so that they can correct their current mistakes and excel at their next job.

This does not mean that you do not need to look at how far they have reached in educational levels. It simply means not to judge somebody based on their educational qualifications. Rather, judge them by skill and try and give the lesser qualified a chance to become somebody on a professional level. This could be the chance to make or break someone’s career and you should try and make the best of it when you have the chance.

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