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7 things hiring managers value much more than your education


Mar. 25, 2015 Yahoo! Finance

You’re more than your résumé. We pay a lot of money for a good education in hopes that it will lead to a good job in the future.

But as it turns out, most hiring managers don’t really care about where you went to school or the degree you earned.

According to Christine Romans, CNN chief business correspondent and author of “Smart is the New Rich: Money Guide for Millennials,” skills such as integrity and professionalism are among the qualities that employers value the most.

Here is the ranking, from most to least important:

1. Attitude

2. Work ethic / integrity

3. Credible work history

4. Cultural fit

5. Specific skills

6. Job experience

7. References

8. Education

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