I have a question about the software development job market.

I am interested in knowing whether (in particular) a big company would value a software developer with a degree in a development-related field more than a software developer with an unrelated degree (such as economics), if we were to consider that both developers are equally capable of doing their job.

I am uncertain as to whether I should ask this question on academia.stackexchange.com or elsewhere.

  • It looks off-topic here, because it's not related to the academic world but to the job market. Commented Jul 26, 2016 at 22:55
  • Thanks for the comment, where would you suggest I post my question? Is there any appropriate site on the stackexchange network?
    – fnune
    Commented Jul 26, 2016 at 22:56
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    Workplace.SE could be a better fit, but I'm not a user of that site. Commented Jul 26, 2016 at 22:58
  • Thank you I'll try that!
    – fnune
    Commented Jul 26, 2016 at 22:59

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No, this question would not be on topic here, because it is asking about preparation for a non-academic, non-research career.

As stated in the help center:

However, please do not ask questions about


Preparation for a non-academic career ("What graduate degree will help me get a job as X?")

Thanks for checking with us first :)

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