Asked by Hayley on September 11, 2017
Answered by Merron, Hiring Expert at DuPont, on September 20, 2017
Great question! Definitely a hard one to answer though because this ultimately depends on your desired career path and the company that is hiring. Specialized/niche jobs may require higher education, while other fields may not. Also, while higher education may give you a leg up over recent bachelor’s degree candidates, it isn’t always essential to secure a job. If you’ve shown the required competencies in other ways such as leadership roles on campus, internship experience, and overall initiative you should be in a good place to secure an interview at minimum. Having a successful interview and showing poise/professionalism as well as the required competencies for the job are more essential to securing the job, in my opinion.