What About That
by Stefanie Spikell,
The William Shakespeare of Resume Writing/Career Coaching
work 50 hours a week. You are ambitious and want to rise in your
career. You have a family and hardly any free time.
So how in the world are you going to get that much-needed
MBA? Or your
Master’s degree in Psychology?
Or that specialized computer training?
And what about the woman who only has another 15 hours to
complete her Bachelor’s degree and knows it’s holding her
back from promotion?
desperation, you’ve sought out the online degree sites on the
web. Are they
legitimate? Can you
really get a good education by taking online courses?
Maybe it’s the ONLY way you will find the time to get
that education. What to do?
a career coach for many years, I say move forward with that
online degree. Just
be sure that you note on your resume that, indeed, it was an
online course. There
is no shame in ANY educational pursuit.
If your degree is from the University of Phoenix, Online,
tell the prospective employer that that is what you did – then
give them your transcript of courses, or even list the major
courses you took right on your resume.
about those degrees you “buy” for life experience?
If you have many years of business experience but no
degree, maybe a “life experience” degree is what you need to
bolster your credentials. Contact
reputable sources – and you will soon discover who is
reputable just by comparing what they offer and their prices –
and select a credential that most closely mirrors your
on your resume, state that is was a degree granted for life
experience, and be prepared to discuss your motivation for
getting it and the expertise you wanted to capture on paper
through that degree.
they say, tell the truth – it’s the best defense you can
have! And here at
EXPERT RESUMES, we help you tell the truth effectively.
Call today for a free consultation:
Stefanie Spikell, owner of two
Expert Resumes and
Clear Communications Business Consulting
is a noted business/careers coach, management consultant and
resume writer. In her 20-year career, she has managed marketing
communications departments for major engineering firms, taught
at the university level, published hundreds of business-related
reports and articles, and written thousands of winning resumes.