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HomeBecomingElon Musk to the Young and Ambitious: Skills Matter More Than Degrees

Elon Musk to the Young and Ambitious: Skills Matter More Than Degrees

The Tesla and SpaceX boss doesn’t obsess about degrees. Neither should you.
If you come from a certain high-achieving background, getting the right degree from the right school can seem like the most important thing in the world. Everything you do from, basically, nursery school onward, is directed at receiving that all important fat envelope from the university of your dreams.
But super-entrepreneur Elon Musk has a message for both degree-obsessed young people and companies desperate to hire them: chill out already.
When asked in a 2014 interview about what university degrees he looks for on a resume, Musk explained that though credentials can be a nice signal of someone’s abilities, they are absolutely not a prerequisite for achieving incredible things (or getting hired by Musk).
Source: INC, 2021

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