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Tech Career AMA!!

jeremycmorgan profile image Jeremy Morgan Updated on ・1 min read

Tech Career AMA

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Why do big companies generally hire people who have degree from a reputed colleges? I mean the it's based on skills not on college.


TL;DR because, circle of trust.

Skill validating is expensive/time-consuming,
by having a college/degree in your circle of trust, you can cut back on work required to hire people. :)

Prior experience and references from reputable companies can have the same effect.
Arguably they can count even more, depending on how the hiring company defines their circle of trust.

Edit: Yes, this does mean companies miss out on talent, but they save money in return.

Edit 2, did a google, i'm surprised CoT is not talked about more, it's a core concept for decision making.


This is fine but they should also look out for people who have skills..

Maybe i misunderstood, can you elaborate more? :)

To find the skill, they need to see it first, CoT is a way to do that.