The most important factor in IT hiring is — or at least should be — skills. Does a candidate have the technical ability to do the job?
While college degrees are one indicator of this, some of the best engineering and programming talent out there comes from non-traditional educational backgrounds: boot camps, vocational programs and/or self-taught skills. There are loads of examples of IT and tech workers who received an unrelated college degree and used boot camps and online blind coding challenge platforms (like HackerRank or CodeFights) to improve their skills and prove competence in the hiring process.
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