The time has come for the world to teach academics how to change. A spark of interest and the desire to learn at the job are what hiring managers are more inclined to look for these days. Those with hard-worked diplomas may not only be disconnected from the realities of the marketplace, but they also tend to come with higher demands before they even get to prove anything. An enthusiast applicant who went with flying colors through a $300 course and is burning of desire to roll up his sleeves and get to work is serious competition for those who spent four years in class.