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How do I respond to interviewers about my lack of education and desire to go back to school?

I've seen similar questions, and would like to first note that although those questions provide some useful information, they don't provide further information on how to handle the inevitable ...
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My major and my Masters both rebranded. Should I update my resume?

I have a BA in Human Services and a Masters of Public Administration with a focus on Science & Technology Policy. Both degree programs have changed their names slightly since I graduated. My ...
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I see online Job offers that require a degree, I have work experience in the related job field but no degree. Should I apply or its a waste of time? [closed]

I have 3 years of working experience as a mainframe developer (COBOL, CICS, etc). But just started studying at University this year... So no degree nor near to get it yet. Should I apply for those job ...
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How do American Employers view a BSc (Honors)? [closed]

I am thinking about doing an online degree at Open University located in the UK. The reason being is that I will be working a full time job as a software engineer, and would like to get a degree in ...
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Should I focus on my grades or on finishing my degree on time? [closed]

I am doing an 5-year Integrated Master's degree (3-year Bachelor + 2-year Master) on Physics in Europe. Aiming for a thesis in Quantum Computation/Information. I am currently on the 4th year and have ...
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Will a 22 credit Computer Programming minor that covers most major topics, along with self teaching, prepare me for a career in software development? [closed]

I am an intended Econ major who is slowly realizing he wants to pursue a career in software dev/engineering. I started programming with Python in the winter and am currently taking Harvard's CS50 as a ...
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Employer demanding to see degree after poor code review

Today I had a code review at a new position I started almost 3 weeks ago. I was assigned a task working with my company's own CMS and a senior dev was supposed to do the code review. My employer ...
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Should I flag up incorrect information on CV (degree title) to HR now I've accepted an offer and going through the background check process?

I accidentally listed having a Bachelor of Arts degree on my cv whereas my it should be a Bachelor of Science degree. I’ve listed the BA like this in my CV “Bachelor of Arts (Maths and Statistics)”. ...
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Abbreviation for bachelor's degree with minor

When describing the degree one has obtained or is pursuing (for example in an email signature), is there a way to include information about a minor in a cleanly abbreviated manner? For example, ...
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I have to retake 1 class to graduate - how should I apply for jobs now?

As the title says, I have to retake 1 class in order to graduate. This is at an American university for a bachelors degree in mathematics, and the class I must retake is only offered in the fall ...
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Are online courses regarded as the equivalent of professional experience?

My background is in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Last year I paid and attended android developer nano-degree by google course. At the end of it I uploaded my capstone project on play ...
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Is it appropriate to slightly change the name of my degree?

If I have a "BS in Software Development", would it be okay to change the name to "BS in Software Engineering" on my resume? Could it negatively impact background checks or education verification if ...
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How to explain degree with gap in CV? [duplicate]

Long story short: Started degree A and dropped out after earning about half the credits for graduating Started another degree B and finished it, getting also a PhD after it Managed to finish degree A ...
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Will job offer be rescinded after education check due to unfinished degree? [closed]

I recently signed an offer letter with a company for a sales position. I have a Bachelors listed on my resume, but the position did not require it, only listed a Bachelors as preferred. I filled out ...
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Is it too early to apply to jobs 8 months before graduation? [closed]

I am doing a master's degree in computer science and I formally graduate in September 2019. However, I start my dissertation period in May and I will have no lectures. So, I have been pondering ...
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How can I get a job in a technical field without a degree? [closed]

Currently, I work several unskilled jobs, that pay low wages. I would like to get a job doing something more technical (ideally in the field of geology), but I feel as though I have no way of ...
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How to combat a lack of a PhD at workplace? [closed]

I was recently hired by a startup that's working on computer vision. Unfortunately, my boss doesn't trust me very much because I don't have a PHD in computer vision (he's a business guy, who has very ...