In today’s job market, having a college degree is just one component that makes you deemed qualified for a job. But no matter what your resume says about your skills and abilities, you need to be able to show your value to employers. Job candidates need to be prepared to face another level of exams to get hired.
If you just earned your bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and you’re finding slim pickings in the job department, don’t despair. There are steps you can take to become more attractive to employers.
If you’ve been out of the education game for a while, going back to school as an adult can be a hard sell. Maybe you’ve heard that the learning experience is amazing, but you can’t imagine taking time out of your already busy schedule to pursue a degree. Or perhaps you’re doing just fine with the job you have and you don’t want to rock the boat. But the latest statistics on the financial benefits of higher education might change your mind.
As part of his “Educate to Innovate” campaign, in September 2010 President Obama launched Change the Equation, an effort to dramatically improve STEM education at all grade levels; inspire student appreciation and excitement for STEM, especially among women and underrepresented minorities; and achieve a sustained, national commitment to improving STEM education.