Re: job application

Subject: Re: job application
From: Dick Margulis <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2004 11:32:37 -0400

With over four decades of experience, I don't worry too much about the lack of a degree (107 credits at Cornell before I dropped out--hey, it was the Sixties; people did that sort of thing back then); but I have occasionally encountered poorly designed Web forms that offered a choice of high school, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, and advanced degree, with no "other" option (if the form offers "some college" as a choice, I'll pick that, obviously). In those cases I claim the bachelor's degree, and then in either a comment field, if there is one, or in a cover letter, I point out that the selection was based on the limited choices in the form and that I do not intend to mislead them about my degree status. My reasoning is that if I select high school or associate's degree I'm likely to be disqualified right off the bat.


I'm _not_ unemployed. I'm an independent consultant! Yeah, that's the ticket.

Goldstein, Dan wrote:

When I was in a BA program at Cornell in the early 80's, 120 units
("credits") were required for graduation. Students knew how many credits
they had earned so far, how many credits their current courses would grant
them, whether or not they had received passing grades in their completed
courses, etc. Under those circumstances, it would be pretty hard *not* to
know if you had earned enough credits for the degree. Unit counts must be a
lot more complicated nowadays.


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