Online schools are becoming more common, but HR and hiring managers still prefer candidates with degrees from traditional institutions.
Resumes listing degrees obtained online are coming across the desks of HR managers more and more frequently. Just under half (49%) have come across applicants with online degrees, according to a Vault.com survey.
And it’s not necessarily a good thing. Among those who answered the survey:
- Only 19% have ever hired someone with just an online degree
- 63% said they always favor candidates with traditional degrees (strangely, 2% said they favor online degrees), and
- 18% said online degrees are “not credible and not acceptable,” while 59% said they aren’t as credible as traditional degrees.
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