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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?
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.
Because of the world we live in, I worry about choosing a hairstyle to wear in a professional workplace environment. Is there a good reference, website, article, etc. that gives practical advise?
I'm at a relatively senior level in my career, and I'm getting married. I'd like to change my name...but I'm concerned about how it could affect my "brand." First of all, people inside my company and out already know me by my maiden name...But also, will it affect my career prospects and make it seem like I am too focused on marriage?
OK, the previous post is a tough act to follow, but here goes: Within the next week or two, I will be laid off from the ad agency where I work. Unfortunately, this is an industry hazard; when an agency loses clients, it cuts staff. We're losing two major accounts. It's deja vu for me, because the last agency I worked at lost a huge account and laid off 11 staffers, including me. The advertising industry skews very young. I laugh when I see "senior copywriter" positions requiring three years of experience. I have more than 20 years of experience. Also, many writers focus on a niche, such as pharma, but I take pride in the diversity of my portfolio. While I prefer a permanent, full-time copywriting/content position, either remote or in the Greater Philadelphia/South Jersey region, I'm thinking about going freelance. I already have a few freelance clients, but not enough to pay the bills. Any advice on how to best position myself in the marketplace, and how to dive in to freelance writing full time would be greatly appreciated. (And feel free to hit me up with job offers!)
Any tips on how to ask for maternity leave policy when getting a job offer? I really want to make sure I'm going somewhere that has something decent but they aren't on this site yet and I can't find info online for it.
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