Does anyone ever think about when you are an EX JW and did not finish college, and how you handle that?
By luck and skill I have always had a good job without a degree, but I found another opportunity, actually it is a municpal position, not a publicly traded or privately held company which I am used to working for for a decade.
I think I could squeek by on my 10 years of experience in my field, and the fact that I am in the process of enrolling and transferring credits to complete my degree.
So how would you handle that questions: "So do you have a degree in xxxx, what is your education background, etc?"
What I have said in the past, and it has helped as I got a subsequent job offer, is "Due to circumstances, I did get married relatively young, and started a family, and was unable to finish college, because I put raising my children first. However, now that they are older, It is extremely important for me to be a good example, and complete my education, showing them that working, and having a career is important along with a solid education."
"Due to the economy, the tuition reimbursement program was cut from my employer of ten years, so at this time, I am moving forward on my own as it is the right time to do so in my life."
WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU SAY THAT IS BETTER? I am totally open for critiquing.
Being that this is a municipal job, would you dress down or up, or as I normally do, which is skirt, heels and top most days. That seems a little dressy for a city job. But I think it pays well and has good benefits, and the job I could do in my sleep, I know that! So say a little prayer for me please! (JK of course)!! Need some luck, going to drop off my info tomorrow at lunch!!