Originally Posted by Mama Soltera
Well, it's been a week now and I haven't heard anything.
Someone mentioned either here or elsewhere that people they've known with college degrees did not pass the tests. Lionbridge wouldn't even let me try. Do any of you who work for them have BAs or MAs? I have a BA and am wondering if that is somehow counting against me.
I do not have a college degree, but my resume reflects 4 years of college. I saw the ad for leapforce on craigslist and it was seeking "highly educated people," specifically asking for college educated people. I was more concerned they would not hire me because I did not have a degree and they were looking for workers who did have a degree.
I applied for Lionbridge back in the winter. It took them a couple weeks to get back to me and inform me they are not accepting applicants in my region. I then applied to Leapforce. It took about 3 months before they got back to me offering the exams which I passed. I have been working for them several months now. I had completely put the application out of my mind and then I heard from them on a day I was feeling really stressed about money :)
I would say for the test/work, being smart and studying well helps but there is really nothing that requires college education per se. It requires self discipline, fast decision making, and cultural knowledge. You might learn some of this in college, but it has more to do with how you think than information you would have learned.