Job prospects for non-graduates: Degree holders 'have an edge from the get-go'
Non-grads say they lose out even with similar job responsibilities
Published on Aug 30, 2014 8:56 AM
Even as employers and human resource experts paint a more positive picture, non-graduates themselves are not fully convinced.
They say their work prospects are dimmer than those of their peers who hold degrees, even when they have similar job responsibilities.
Non-graduates say employers, especially the civil service, tend to favour degree holders with higher starting salaries, speedier promotions and more opportunities.
This may soon change.
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TOUGHER WITHOUT A DEGREE
It's fairer if everyone is assessed based on abilities, but non-graduates may still have to work harder to prove their worth.
- Mr Patrick Chan, 37, who holds a fine arts diploma from Lasalle College of the Arts