Originally Posted by iFargle
Ohh I thought you were talking about SpaceX in particular
If an IT job requires a bachelors... it's a pretty safe bet they mean something IT related. Why would they want someone with a fine arts degree? Same goes for just about any job you apply for.
I've read next to 0 manuals and books, but I've managed to land a really decent job for my age. It isn't about "how many books you read" or whatever you're trying to get at, it's about ambition, problem solving skills (not just raw knowledge mind you, but having the ability to reason through a problem with that knowledge), and the humility to say "I don't know" in a situation you feel is over your head.
yes, sometimes HR messes up, but they're just a screener for a technical interview where the people with knowledge of the subject area at hand interview you.
And let me tell you, interviewers generally don't look for an attitude like the one you're displaying with that post
I'm very good at managing attitude
But again then, what got your foot in the door?
And why would problem solving skills be more valuable than what you've read? Not to start picking you apart but how do you solve a problem if you don't know anything about it?
I'm only suggesting your post is over simplifying your own skill set
I'd imagine that in fact you have read a lot of material and have a lot of hands on experience.
I highly doubt spaceX picked you up because you beat the boss on Call of Duty and he thought surely such a wiz at COD would he a valuable team member.
But going back to examining a bachelor's it's been difficult talking to the Dean but finally I got him to admit that his graduates get entry level jobs where the employer expects to conduct on the job training.
Where I am at is trying to break-in so to speak is to get the same foot in the door but not take 4 years to do it.
If not having a bachelor's means I will have certain hurdles later to over come, I do want to work toward a bachelor's, but at this time the strategic advantage seems to me to be in the associates.
I still can't get my head around how a person with a bachelor's but no proven experience can get a networking administration job. But a CCNA can't? I will write a subject in this problem alone.