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Getting a Job without a Degree

I have worked very hard (probably harder than someone with a degree) to get where I am in my career. I started out as a data entry clerk and through my hard work, I have worked up to being a Contracts Manager. I am now looking to relocate and find a similar position at another company; however, I am finding it difficult to find a job due to not having a college education.

What can I do to show or prove to potential employers that I can do the job just as good as any other candidate?

Fairygodboss member Anonymous

  • Fairygodboss member

    I would present my resume with jobs outlining accomplishments first. For example, what work you accomplished that most closely resembles what the employers is looking for. What projects you successfully executed and how many people you managed. If you can equate your work to how much money you earned or saved the company through your work that would be great. Education matters for some jobs and matters more when starting out. Yet a successful work history of accomplishments that add to shareholder wealth matters most. Good Luck! :)

  • Fairygodboss member

    Have you thought of doing a degree by distance learning?
    You should also have to network with people to promote your work experience and highlight the accomplishment based Resume with potential backing from your colleagues for recommendations.

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