I came across this very interesting article on Marketing Week this morning and it's really struck a cord with me. As someone who has been mostly self taught and without a marketing degree, I am one of the 57% who firmly believes it shouldn't be necessary to have a formal marketing qualification to work in marketing.

If an individual has taken initiative to pursue a career in a sector they have a genuine interest in and built their skills by progressing in various job roles is it fair that their job application be declined as they did not have a formal qualification? 

Qualifications are definitely always helpful but should they be a deal breaker?