When I was growing up, there was never a question about whether or not I would go to college. The only question was, where? I was very fortunate to come from a family with the financial means to make this my reality.
However, not everyone has that same opportunity—and quite frankly, many don’t have the interest in college (or interest in taking on the debt required for it these days).
While I definitely believe a college degree can give you a leg up in the working world, not having a college degree is not necessarily a career killer. In fact, some of the most successful people I’ve met and worked with are degree-free.
Still, I’ll admit, there can be some hurdles to overcome when you’re working without a degree. But rest assured, they are overcome-able. If you don’t have a college degree and you’re wondering how to get ahead in your career without it, here are some things to consider.
Quick note: I am a career coach and trainer in the United States and my guidance follows the customs and standards of this country. It may not be equally applicable in other areas.[Read more…] about How to Get Ahead at Work Without a College Degree