If you work (which i'm sure most of you do), did you need to get/do you have any specific qualifications for you job? If you're unemployed, what's the dumbest qualification you've ever seen that was needed for a job? Do you all think that these days employers concentrate more on how much time you've spent listening to a tutor go on and on while you nod, and less about skill? Most of you know i don't work, but i do have my bog standard qualification for sitting and yawning in Mechanics. I've applied for jobs outside my qualification area, i once thought about applying for a receptionist job at a school, i had some experiance and i'm computer literate but i don't have the quals to prove it. I also needed a level 3 in hospitality (or something stupid like that). That has to be the dumbest qualification for something as simple as being a receptionist at a school. So to answer my third question, yep, employers conectrate more on those meaningless bits of paper than my skills.