Grant Fritchey (9/19/2013)
There is merit to what you say, but the hard cold reality today is most HR departments require the piece(s) of paper (college degrees, etc.) for technical positions. You don't get in the door without it. That's just the way it is. No exceptions. Particularly so in the government sector of any kind, but also in the private sector as well..:-D
Which is why I would do everything in my power to always bypass the HR department.
It has been my experience that is not as easy to do nowadays. HR is directly involved in most hirings today. You just can't sneek that by them anymore. Pay is negotiable, agreed, lack of a degree or cert is not.. I know, it's a real paradox because most, if not all of the MS Certs, are virtually worthless IMHO anyway because it just too easy to braindump them. what can I say? It is what it is..:-D
"Technology is a weird thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other. ...:-D"