Does a degree really help?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by cmt, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. cmt

    cmt New Member

    YES!!! I am almost done with my BS from COSC and I am completely dissatisfied with my current job (security). So, I decided to send out my resume (online) over the weekend with my degree listed as “105/120 credit hours completed” and of course my 4.0 GPA!

    My phone has been ringing this morning – I have 2 interviews! I was actually told I was “over-qualified” for one admin job and another is going to call me back after checking with her HR Director.

    I have never been asked what kind of salary I was expecting before – I didn’t know what to say, so I said, “How much will you give me?” I can’t wait to list the degree as “earned” instead of “in-progress.” Thank you for all your help DegreeInfo. I was/am excited so I thought I would share my experience – thanks!
  2. fadel

    fadel New Member

    Dear cmt....

    congratulations have done excellent achievement

    best wishes
  3. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    Proleptic congratulations, CMT! Well-almost-done!
  4. Randy_Excelsior

    Randy_Excelsior New Member

    Awsome to hear, CMT! Keep us up to date on any future experiences that occur due to your degree. :)
  5. oxpecker

    oxpecker New Member

  6. etech

    etech New Member

    cmt, what was your degree concentration again ? Business ?
  7. etech

    etech New Member

    I hope I will get similar response with Excelsior BS degree?
  8. Han

    Han New Member

    I use They require you to register and give you one free report, based on experience, location, etc, etc. Check it out, it was very helpful during my negotiations.
  9. cmt

    cmt New Member

    Thanks for all the hints.

    I just got back from an interview - whew, am I tired! It was for a "Recruitment Coordinator" with a Fortune 100 company. They offered me the job with a 45% pay increase from my current job! They gave me their cards and told me to call them back in 48 hours if I wanted the job. They suggested I might be "over-qualified" and actually told me I might be under-selling myself. I assured them that their location (3 miles from my house) was a major incentive. I'll spend the next two days doing research to see what's out there. I was thinking about something in HR...hmmm...I have choices for once.

    etech, Business and Psychology is what I have put in my proposal for my concentration [Individualized Studies].
  10. jimelovuk

    jimelovuk New Member

    Congrats cmt, you've worked hard and are starting to reap the rewards! All the best!
  11. etech

    etech New Member

    good luck cmt! let us know how it goes.
  12. TexasBlack6

    TexasBlack6 New Member

    If they think you are underselling yourself, you should ask for another 10%. Also, make sure this isn't a sales job with commissions based on all your succesfull recruitments. Good luck. It sounds awesome.
  13. bo79

    bo79 New Member

    Good luck with the new job!!!!!

    I am going to be staring my LLM and MBA studies in the new year. I really hope that I will be able to find a job I am happy with when I am done.

  14. cmt

    cmt New Member


    Again, thank you for the tips. I declined the offered position (not enough $$$), but offered a creative mutually beneficial counter-proposal (reorganize their admin. and HR staff to save them $$$ and pay me more $$$).

    The VP was impressed with my idea and has asked to meet with me ASAP. I have also had more request for interviews this week and will be cramming them in next week before T'day.

    Furthering my education is proving to be the best decision I have made in a long time.
  15. mdg1775

    mdg1775 New Member

    A toast to you!!

    I printed this thread and passed it around to several people that I am trying to get more serious about seeking their higher-education! I am proud of you! and I know that this board has pointed me in the right direction on a couple of occasions!


    AA Burlington
    JD Looking!!
  16. tlamora

    tlamora New Member

    Congratulations! Good luck in the job search.

  17. chris

    chris New Member

    Online salary reviews

    there are some online sites where you can review current salaries in the field and loaction you are interviewing. That will help you to answer, "how much do you want?". Do a Google on "salary survey".

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