an overemphasis on the importance of academic, legal, or regulatory qualifications
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.
The numerical value of credentialism in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of credentialism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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Most certification today is pure 'credentialism.' It must begin to reflect our demand for excellence, not our appreciation of parchment.
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