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Education Section of Job Resume
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Just tell the truth on the CV/Resume.

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(05-07-2019, 09:33 PM)katelynn Wrote:
(05-07-2019, 08:26 PM)cookderosa Wrote: My advice is also to apply and at least get an unofficial transcript "on the books" so you can get this on your resume as "in progress" or "expected completion X"

I don't think you will have nearly the amount of explaining to do that you're expecting.  

If asked, there is nothing to lie about - "I am completing my degree as a distance learner and should be finished by X" the end.  I think if you do start going into detail, you're going to lose them - instead talk about how invigorating it's been learning new things and developing better time management skills. (in other words, explaining your credit doesn't sell you, explaining your skills and accomplishments will)

Also, be prepared to answer how distance learning has been a challenge or a disadvantage in some way (that you can reframe as a positive) for example "I haven't had an opportunity to develop my public speaking as much as I'd have liked but now I can type and Skype like a rockstar, so that's been a challenge that has really helped me become stronger."  
There will be employers who want you to criticize distance learning because THEY think it sucks, so find bulletproof truths you can bring in too.  A truth (for me) is that the only way I could have completed my degree without going into debt was to place cost near the top of my list- so this process has allowed me to cash flow my education while attending an accredited state school"  or similar.

That's great advice, thank you. I'm probably stressing myself out too much. Based on where I'm from, local employers will probably just be pleased to encounter someone who finished high school, let alone obtained a college education.


LOL that's funny. But seriously, hold your head high! Smile
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I agree with the advice on just enrolling and then listing it on your resume as "In Progress" and/or "Expected completion on x date."

For what it's worth, I've had my degree listed on my resume as in progress, and I recently went through a background check for a job, and they verified my enrolled status, even though I've been working on alternative credits. I'm not sure how it would have played out there if I hadn't actually been enrolled.

There is really not much downside to enrolling at TESU since it's free and you lock in your catalog. And worst case, if you can't meet the deadline to maintain enrollment, you just pay to reapply and move to a new enrollment catalog.
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(05-17-2019, 05:42 PM)Muldoon Wrote: ...
For what it's worth, I've had my degree listed on my resume as in progress, and I recently went through a background check for a job, and they verified my enrolled status, even though I've been working on alternative credits. I'm not sure how it would have played out there if I hadn't actually been enrolled.
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Most likely, you would have just had to explain and maybe show that you have indeed been taking online courses, but who wants to have to do that?
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(05-17-2019, 05:42 PM)Muldoon Wrote: I agree with the advice on just enrolling and then listing it on your resume as "In Progress" and/or "Expected completion on x date."

For what it's worth, I've had my degree listed on my resume as in progress, and I recently went through a background check for a job, and they verified my enrolled status, even though I've been working on alternative credits. I'm not sure how it would have played out there if I hadn't actually been enrolled.

There is really not much downside to enrolling at TESU since it's free and you lock in your catalog. And worst case, if you can't meet the deadline to maintain enrollment, you just pay to reapply and move to a new enrollment catalog.

I wouldn't say I was enrolled at a particular school unless I actually was - that would be lying.  Taking online courses that are ACE/NCCRS recommended is not the same as being enrolled at an actual school.
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