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  1. credentialism(Noun)

    an overemphasis on the importance of academic, legal, or regulatory qualifications

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  1. Credentialism

    Credentialism is the over-emphasis on credentials when hiring staff or assigning social status. An employer may require a diploma, professional license or academic degree, say, for a job which can be done perfectly well applying skills acquired through experience or mere informal study. Since blue-collar types of work have relied more commonly upon the apprentice system for confirmation of skills, the phenomenon is considered more prevalent among employers of white-collar labor.


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