For those already graduated and working in their chosen careers, the answer is obvious. But what about those who also have college degrees, but can’t find work in their field? That is a hot topic, and with rising tuition costs and a slow economy aggravating the situation, it seems nobody has the right answer. Unless your chosen field is one that is literally being outsourced, I wouldn’t get too discouraged just yet. Depending on the degree you have, you can always go back to school to supplement your education. There are college degrees online that are just as accepted as a degree from a campus school. I realize this might not be possible, but it is a solution nonetheless. There’s also the possibility of a total career change which will set you back with even more debt if that’s how you pay for your education. But, another idea might be to forget the college degree altogether while you read this article.
Believe it or not, many careers are available that don’t necessarily require a college degree of any kind. Some quick research online should start you in the right direction. You may have to dig a little, but the search will be worth it. The great thing about this type of work is in many cases, your starting pay is higher for those with a degree even if the degree has nothing to do with the job at hand. This is because your education likely included subjects designed to round out your degree but that a high school graduate never took. Did you ever consider that some of these might actually be worth something to you when it comes to finding work? I don’t mean to embellish too much on your resume, but rather accentuate these so the employer knows that you have some working knowledge of a particular subject. This can help you if you plan it right. It many hiring situations employers look for a great attitude and someone who fits within the company. After all, what employer would hire a highly educated person that can’t get along with people? Today’s jobs more than ever require that you work in teams because teams are wildly more productive. Bring that good attitude to the table and you’ll better your chances for the job offer.
Remember that your work experience is a major factor when looking for work. If you have a little experience in many areas, highlight this experience on your resume. If you don’t have a degree of any kind and trying to land a high paying job, the search might be a challenge but trust me, the work is out there. You just have to find it. Whatever you do, don’t give up. Giving up means no job, no success and worse yet, no satisfaction.