It’s about time an employer realized a paper credential was no guarantee of high performance on the job. As an employer, for the past forty years, I realized early on that hiring someone was, a crapshoot. It took time on the job, usually about three to four months, to see if a person would perform their job. In fact, one company I ran. hired a star academic performer with impeccable credentials. He was so unaware of the need for certain skills that he ruined at least one important relationship for us. Nothing beats certain key skills, some innate and some learned, to create value for an employer and career success for an employee.