Several clients of mine have excelled in their careers without a college degree. They are now in a situation where they are pursuing a new opportunity and are concerned about how to effectively market themselves on their resume.

Here are some suggestions:

  • If you started college but never finished, you can list the name of the school, years you attended and major.
    • If you want to focus on some relevant coursework taken while there, list the classes.
  • Adding any professional development courses or training always looks great on a resume and fills in the space that lack of degree left behind.
  • In the unusual case of no education or training at all, omit the section completely and concentrate on making sure your accomplishments stand out.

The majority of the time, employers are more interested in your contributions or accomplishments. If your work history is impressive, then you don’t have to worry about education because your accomplishments speak for themselves.  You will have to portray yourself as successful WITHOUT the degree.

If I can be of support to you with resume strategy, feel free to get on my calendar to see if there is a fit for us to work together:

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