Thursday, May 3, 2012

Is college overrated?


I graduated from college. My kid did not.

Only half of those who enroll graduate—even in five years. More women are in college than men.

Yet, you read all the statistics about how much more you will make with a college degree. I am not performing, I guess.

But you also read about huge loans hanging over people.

Renie Cavalliari of Aspire Market ring says employers often look for whether you are dependable. Do you fit in with the culture at the organization?

Even if you don’t have a degree, you need to be passionate about learning—not resistant.

Focus on your skills and past experience, not education, if that is not outstanding. Highlight your life skills—organization, getting along with people, work ethic.

Do not focus on your lack of degree. When it comes up, it comes up. You can say, “I don’t have a degree, but I am wondering if this company provides education allowances because I always like to learn more.”

Say it in a non-suckingup way.

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