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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #750 on: February 15, 2013, 09:12:10 AM »
They are never going to check on it. Just throw an associate's degree on the resume. Especially if you're looking at mostly small places. If they do check and call you out on it, it's probably a good sign you don't want to work there anyway.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #751 on: February 15, 2013, 09:20:14 AM »
They are never going to check on it. Just throw an associate's degree on the resume. Especially if you're looking at mostly small places. If they do check and call you out on it, it's probably a good sign you don't want to work there anyway.

I have actually been really tempted to do that, although the place I work now checks on that sort of thing, and if you start working there and they find out you lied on your resume they'll fire you. They did it to one guy who was working here nearly three months -- fired his ass because he lied about something on his resume. So that part would kind of suck.

But seriously, I have been tempted to make up some college education. I still might do it, even though I'd have to invent a small back story.
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #752 on: February 15, 2013, 10:12:11 AM »
They are never going to check on it. Just throw an associate's degree on the resume. Especially if you're looking at mostly small places. If they do check and call you out on it, it's probably a good sign you don't want to work there anyway.

I have actually been really tempted to do that, although the place I work now checks on that sort of thing, and if you start working there and they find out you lied on your resume they'll fire you. They did it to one guy who was working here nearly three months -- fired his ass because he lied about something on his resume. So that part would kind of suck.

But seriously, I have been tempted to make up some college education. I still might do it, even though I'd have to invent a small back story.
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #753 on: February 15, 2013, 10:18:02 AM »
They are never going to check on it. Just throw an associate's degree on the resume. Especially if you're looking at mostly small places. If they do check and call you out on it, it's probably a good sign you don't want to work there anyway.

I have actually been really tempted to do that, although the place I work now checks on that sort of thing, and if you start working there and they find out you lied on your resume they'll fire you. They did it to one guy who was working here nearly three months -- fired his ass because he lied about something on his resume. So that part would kind of suck.

But seriously, I have been tempted to make up some college education. I still might do it, even though I'd have to invent a small back story.

If they do call you out on it, say you did all the work required for the degree but because of some technically that they changed at the last minute you didn't actually get it. That's what happened with my associates but since I was already enrolled somewhere to get my bachelors, I really didn't care about it.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #754 on: February 15, 2013, 11:37:02 AM »
They are never going to check on it. Just throw an associate's degree on the resume. Especially if you're looking at mostly small places. If they do check and call you out on it, it's probably a good sign you don't want to work there anyway.

I have actually been really tempted to do that, although the place I work now checks on that sort of thing, and if you start working there and they find out you lied on your resume they'll fire you. They did it to one guy who was working here nearly three months -- fired his ass because he lied about something on his resume. So that part would kind of suck.

But seriously, I have been tempted to make up some college education. I still might do it, even though I'd have to invent a small back story.

If they do call you out on it, say you did all the work required for the degree but because of some technically that they changed at the last minute you didn't actually get it. That's what happened with my associates but since I was already enrolled somewhere to get my bachelors, I really didn't care about it.

I kind of feel that if a potential employer is going to be so stupid about college degrees and overlook my years of experience, along with my organizational skills, reliability and my overall presentation just because I lack that piece of paper, then I don't really want to work for them anyway. I'd rather a place see me and judge me based on my own merits, and not because of any false front I might present.

But who knows, I might get desperate and throw an imaginary degree in there at some point.
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #755 on: February 15, 2013, 11:41:38 AM »
You should try sending your resumes to these places anyway. There might be some that put that degree requirement on there but are willing to change their mind.

Its a worth a shot is what I am saying. The worst thing that happens is they never call you back
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #756 on: February 15, 2013, 11:43:14 AM »
You should try sending your resumes to these places anyway. There might be some that put that degree requirement on there but are willing to change their mind.

Its a worth a shot is what I am saying. The worst thing that happens is they never call you back


Very true. It could be they are saying that so they don't get people fresh out of high school/drop outs that think 'hey, I could do that!'.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #757 on: February 15, 2013, 12:00:46 PM »
I agree, and have tried to be more open-minded about it. Before I would have looked at an ad and said, "This is perfect! But they want a degree so never mind." But then someone here said once (I think it might have been Darth Geek or Thrifty) that when he was job hunting he figured that if a job seemed like a great fit except for one thing, he sent in a resume anyway -- employing the ol' "two out of three ain't bad" rule.

I wouldn't send a resume to that place I posted because I don't want a shitty part-time job answering telephones and doing "minimum filing" in a podiatrist's office.
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #758 on: February 15, 2013, 01:07:08 PM »
Whooo, got a call back already from the "fast-paced" Mennonite nursing home that needs an administrative assistant. I might have an interview coming up soon, yay!


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #759 on: February 16, 2013, 07:15:39 AM »
They are never going to check on it. Just throw an associate's degree on the resume. Especially if you're looking at mostly small places. If they do check and call you out on it, it's probably a good sign you don't want to work there anyway.

I have actually been really tempted to do that, although the place I work now checks on that sort of thing, and if you start working there and they find out you lied on your resume they'll fire you. They did it to one guy who was working here nearly three months -- fired his ass because he lied about something on his resume. So that part would kind of suck.

But seriously, I have been tempted to make up some college education. I still might do it, even though I'd have to invent a small back story.

You know, there's a noted creationist kook and convicted felon by the name of Kent Hovind who calls himself "Dr. Hovind".  The title is technically true--he got a doctorate from some diploma mill called, I think, Patriot University.  If you don't have any shame, you could do something like that.  Buy a degree from an unaccredited diploma mill.  I wouldn't go as far as buying a graduate degree though.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #760 on: February 20, 2013, 01:38:53 PM »
Sent out three resumes last week and have a job interview for one of them tomorrow. It's in a nursing home, so if you want to wish me luck tell me to break a hip!
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #761 on: February 20, 2013, 01:53:46 PM »
Break a hip and spill a bedpan.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #762 on: February 24, 2013, 07:51:30 AM »
They are never going to check on it. Just throw an associate's degree on the resume. Especially if you're looking at mostly small places. If they do check and call you out on it, it's probably a good sign you don't want to work there anyway.

I have actually been really tempted to do that, although the place I work now checks on that sort of thing, and if you start working there and they find out you lied on your resume they'll fire you. They did it to one guy who was working here nearly three months -- fired his ass because he lied about something on his resume. So that part would kind of suck.

But seriously, I have been tempted to make up some college education. I still might do it, even though I'd have to invent a small back story.
FOLLOWING HIGH SCHOOL, I WAS ACCEPTED IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE. GREAT LEARNING SKILLS, HARD WORKER, ASSOCIATE'Swith people who have aDEGREE...
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #763 on: February 24, 2013, 08:08:14 AM »
They are never going to check on it. Just throw an associate's degree on the resume. Especially if you're looking at mostly small places. If they do check and call you out on it, it's probably a good sign you don't want to work there anyway.

I have actually been really tempted to do that, although the place I work now checks on that sort of thing, and if you start working there and they find out you lied on your resume they'll fire you. They did it to one guy who was working here nearly three months -- fired his ass because he lied about something on his resume. So that part would kind of suck.

But seriously, I have been tempted to make up some college education. I still might do it, even though I'd have to invent a small back story.
FOLLOWING HIGH SCHOOL, I WAS ACCEPTED IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE. GREAT LEARNING SKILLS, HARD WORKER, ASSOSIATE'Swith people who have aDEGREE...

If only I could learn to spell "Associates" correctly....  ;)
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #764 on: February 24, 2013, 08:10:42 AM »
They are never going to check on it. Just throw an associate's degree on the resume. Especially if you're looking at mostly small places. If they do check and call you out on it, it's probably a good sign you don't want to work there anyway.

I have actually been really tempted to do that, although the place I work now checks on that sort of thing, and if you start working there and they find out you lied on your resume they'll fire you. They did it to one guy who was working here nearly three months -- fired his ass because he lied about something on his resume. So that part would kind of suck.

But seriously, I have been tempted to make up some college education. I still might do it, even though I'd have to invent a small back story.
FOLLOWING HIGH SCHOOL, I WAS ACCEPTED IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE. GREAT LEARNING SKILLS, HARD WORKER, ASSOSIATE'Swith people who have aDEGREE...

If only I could learn to spell "Associates" correctly....  ;)
haha...dammit..I was concentrating so hard on the font thing, I didn't pay attention to spelling. I did catch "collage" though :) AND NOW YOU QUOTED IT, SO I'M SCREWED!