I hate credentials.
I hate the formality and the letters and the sense of eliteness.
I hate how they are arbitrary and often irrelevant measures of skill and effectiveness.
I hate that they’re cultural markers: “do you know how to talk like us?”
I hate how the institutions granting credentials have power.
I hate that more and more jobs require credentials.
Taking the bar makes you a good lawyer? I call bullsh*t.
Passing the four CPA exams makes you an “official” accountant? Bullsh*t squared.
99% of the CPAs in the world never do anything that legally requires the credential.
If you’re in a position to make your own hiring decisions you could do a lot worse than looking for talented and “hungry” people who don’t have credentials.