(Closed) Resume Question

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll: Should I let them know I don't have my degree yet?
    Yes, it's best to be totally honest. You don't want to be accused of lying. : (55 votes)
    82 %
    No, just explain you are 1 unit away during your interview. : (11 votes)
    16 %
    Other (see below) : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I would put that you expect your degree in August of 2012. If they ask, you can explain that it would not interfere with your work schedule.

    Post # 4
    13251 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I always put “anticipated __” on my resume if I don’t have the degree.  I think it’s misleading if you put it on the resume as if you already have it. 

    Post # 5
    1231 posts
    Bumble bee

    @rubyred605: if it is expected in August I see no reason to take it off. If they ask how many classes you have left to complete in an interview then tell them.

    Post # 6
    584 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Mybe they will consider you for the position

    Post # 8
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Definitely put it on your resume.

    Also, when you submit your resume, why not submit with a cover letter. The cover letter can both serve as a place for you to talk about why you want the position and you can also use it to explain the degree situtation and why you are applying eventhough you are technicaly still in school.

    It’s always better to be 100% honest, because if they decide to check you out pre-interviewing you then you will most likely immediately be dropped for lying.

    Post # 11
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would leave an “anticipated” or “expected” completion date on there.  That is very normal when someone isn’t done with the degree yet.

    Personally, I think it is very misleading to have the degree info there without that information if you haven’t actually completed it yet.

    Post # 12
    2651 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

     this is what i have on mine, becaue I transfered schools in the middle…

    M__________________ University
                    Candidate for Bachelor of English Liberal Arts; Psychology  minor

                    Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2012

                    Years Completed to Date : 1.5


    B________________ University

                    Candidate for Bachelor of English Liberal Arts; Psychology minor

                    Years Completed to date : 2

                    Fall 2008-Spring 2010

    Post # 13
    3305 posts
    Sugar bee

    Leave it on there- and explain in your cover letter. I have “expected” on my resume and I still get calls.

    Post # 14
    1092 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Leave it as anticipated or candidate.  You don’t have the degree yet, and a background check will reveal that.  If they’re background checking you, they’re interested, but if you look like you’re being dishonest, you are out.  It’s not worth the risk.

    Post # 16
    1749 posts
    Bumble bee

    @rubyred605: Yes, always be honest. However, you can get a job prior to graduation. I received my first job out of college one month prior to graduation. I also had one class left…Calculus!

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