EDUCATION DIVE: Do businesses take alternative credentials seriously yet?

Career College Central Summary:

  • Advocates of credentialed learning, with badges and “nanodegrees” awarded to students who demonstrate specific skills, are having a tough time gaining acceptance of their views from those who control the resume filtering process at large companies.
  • Hiring managers spend an average of six seconds sizing up a resume, and it’s not clear if human resources “robot” resume sorters are noticing the alternative credentials of prospective employees, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.
  • Alternative credentials may work best for job candidates in a small pool of candidates — in part because faking a claimed skill on a resume is a lot easier, and easier to doubt, than a badge from an institution.

Click through to read the full article.


Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of