There is a dark secret out there that few will tell you. It’s this: Nobody cares if you went to college.
Sure there are exceptions – doctor’s, lawyer’s, engineers – what have you.
Other than that, nobody cares.
You search and search, you send all those resumes out, you interview, and the first day of your first job, it’s all out the window.
All anyone looks at after you start the job is merit.
Are you competent, or not?
Heaven-forbid if you try to change jobs or industries.
“Oh, you went to college? That doesn’t mean the world is yours by right. But it was the Ivy League? Well, people are still going to treat you poorly, and they will still yell at you. You have a million dollars or a wall full of awards? That doesn’t mean anything in the new field you’re trying to tackle.”
–Ryan Holiday, Ego Is The Enemy