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.
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