Laurel writes, about this story in the New York Times:
“Both scary and promising. Check out the takeaway: “Another interesting wrinkle from the oDesk survey: Education alone probably won’t help you get hired. Only 6 percent of the survey respondents rated schooling as a ‘very important’ reason to hire someone. It was the lowest-rated reason to hire someone. Work experience was first, followed by how other people rated the contractor, pay, portfolio of work, references, and scores on skills tests that oDesk offers online.
“In the future, having a degree may be helpful, but having a reputation will be even better.” – Read the NYT article