My ideal applicants are at least 26 years old; have high-school diplomas (no G.E.D. certificates); 4-year college degrees; 4 or more years of regular military service (honorably discharged), and have been steadily employed since the age of 16 (full and part-time), giving them at least 10 years of work experience.
Poor me, when I started on my job I was 29 with a doctorate but only 2 years of work experience (I gather that university studies don't count as "work"?), and "unfit" for military service.
I think I don't like 'your' Real World. I'll stay here where I am now.