I Need Some Advice Please

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PostFri Mar 04, 2011 9:21 am » by Tntbw


Hello friends,
I am at a crossroads in my life. I was very fortunate to get the opportunity to get a free college degree because of the situation for which I became unemployed. Basically my job went overseas so The Trade Act permitted me to go to college for free. The only problem is my Associates degree will not get me very far in the job market. Most IT fields requires at least a Bachelors Degree or 5 years years experience.
So my question is this. Should I take on massive debt to carry on to get a Bachelor's Degree or not? Part of me wants to just go back to work with the best job I can find, but then again if I carry on, it might just pay off.
I'm taking a huge chance that some people might have some sound advice, so please be kind. Any suggestions?

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PostFri Mar 04, 2011 9:31 am » by Svaha


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PostFri Mar 04, 2011 11:51 am » by Slith


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PostFri Mar 04, 2011 12:19 pm » by Frankenstein


tntbw wrote:Most IT fields requires at least a Bachelors Degree or 5 years years experience.


Most companies looking to employ someone want to know how well they will do at their job. A degree is their "benchmark" for this, but it is not the only evidence. Learn what you want to do and then show your prospective employers what you can do.

For example, if it is programming, then write a program specifically for the employer before you go to the interview and show them the quality of your work (including commenting).

Many human resource people really are quite stupid and only follow guidelines, but even here, there are ways around for a persistent, clever and inventive person.

Do not allow the box to dictate where you will go. MOVE the box, or get rid of it all together.

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PostFri Mar 04, 2011 12:49 pm » by Tertiusgaudens


Go to a college guy and ask for a talk. He can adyice you.

I think, going back for making your Bachelor is not a bad idea. But go to a college and ask for a talk. I`m sure they will help you making a good decision.

And, btw, crossroads in life are really gifts from heaven...
Hope is the thing with feathers...
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PostFri Mar 04, 2011 1:54 pm » by Cwmman


Do what you think will make you happier, its great to have plenty of $ in your pocket/bank but that aint gonna make you or anyone around you any happier when you come home from work after a shitty day in a shitty mood........ :sunny:
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after they’ve tried everything else.
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PostFri Mar 04, 2011 7:13 pm » by Tntbw


Thank you all for the advice. :flop:

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PostFri Mar 04, 2011 7:15 pm » by 99socks


:look:
I can't speak about how much of the Constitution is in effect anymore... But thank God we still somewhat resemble a Republic and not a democracy!


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PostFri Mar 04, 2011 7:18 pm » by Tntbw


99socks wrote::look:


What does that mean? :?:



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