Jonaed Iqbal has worked with over 100 candidates, many of whom have gotten jobs at places like Tesla, Amazon, AT&T and MetLife. (to name a few) Jonaed brings a unique flare to the career-consulting world. He is set on shattering the stigma associated with hiring people without college degrees. It’s no surprise that he founded NoDegree.com. A platform with job listings that don’t require college degrees. No, he is not anti-education. In fact, he holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree, spent some time working in corporate and works with many candidates possessing college degrees. He just understands that the college route isn’t for everyone. Regardless of background, academic achievement, or formal education, everyone has something to offer and deserves meaningful work. Especially since, a degree is usually not an accurate representation of a person or their intelligence. He’s an avid networker, always looking to create meaningful connections with others – professionally and personally. Jonaed is a friendly and open-minded person, dedicated to his family and friends. People around him describe him as a kind, supporting, caring person, whose mission is to help others. So whether you have a degree or not, Jonaed can help.
What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone just starting out in HR?
That the work HR people do has a serious impact on organizations.