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How can I get interviewers to understand that a formal education is not something I'm interested in, and that learning on the job or being self-taught are a much more effective way for me to gain the specific skills they're looking for on the job? You need to be direct. You need to tell interviewers that you are not interested in gaining a formal ...


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There's an old saying "Show, don't tell". Focus on your achievements FIRST. I'm in IT, and am a self-taught hacker,although I did later go to school (not college) How can I get interviewers to understand that a formal education would most likely have a detrimental effect on my skills You never frame it that way because you are coming across the exact ...


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How can I get interviewers to understand that a formal education would most likely have a detrimental effect on my skills You don't. It's unlikely to be true and that statement is too controversial to point out even if it is true. I'm not saying that you need higher, formal, education, but saying that it would damage your skill set simply sounds ...


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How can I get interviewers to understand that a formal education would most likely have a detrimental effect on my skills? You don't. You aren't in a position to tell someone that having a formal education would negatively affect your skills considering you haven't been through a formal education. Understanding multiple perspectives, knowing how to ...


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