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  • Aneta Hudson

The 'Shiny Diploma Syndrome'

Updated: Jul 24, 2023


Shiny Diploma Syndrome

The “shiny diploma syndrome” can derail even the most experienced recruitment panels!


I can’t even count how many times I’ve been asked the question: how is it possible these people finished Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Harvard, (and many other prestigious schools) and can’t deliver to the desirable standard?


The issue is that panels often hire candidates based on diplomas and bypass the attitude, skills, ability to learn and put learnt material into practice. Can you really afford to get distracted by a shiny diploma? Learn how to ask the right questions.




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