Ph.D. - a negative?
What a great resource this site is. It has become my daily destination.
I have a question and would like to pick the collective brain of the MTers. I have 15 years of experience in increasing levels of responsibility in the area of Technical Support - from the frontline Support Engineer to Director of Support. I have recently completed my MBA and have decided to pursue further academic challenges by enrolling in a Ph.D. program in Advanced Management and Decision-Making with Knowledge Management specialty. The program is a combination distance/onsite so I will be able to manage it along with my job. The area of KM is a special passion of mine, and I have been very active in the field - participating in conferences, workshops and industry forums.
The other day I was talking to a colleague and she said the she felt that while it was great to have a Ph.D. it was almost better not to put in on your resume – she mentioned that she was in several hiring decision meetings when the candidate was rejected because he/she had a Ph.D. So even though I have a solid uninterrupted record of steady growth and real measurable business achievements, will I shoot myself in the foot by adding the Ph.D. to the resume? Or will it actually add credibility to my KM efforts?