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We all know change is inevitable, right? Well, after much thought and consideration, and nearly 30 years of improving resumes for people across the globe, Peterson’s has decided to wind down our interests in ResumeEdge. While the service will be temporarily unavailable to new users, there’s a new strategy in the works, and we hope to introduce a new version shortly – please check back soon for more information.

If you just signed up for ResumeEdge, don’t worry, we’ve got your back and will continue to provide you with our services through March 31st. We know that many of you have come to rely on ResumeEdge, and we want to thank you all for your trust in our product, and encourage you to come back for more information on how to access the new product.

Thank you again, and we’ll see you soon!

Tips to Overcome an Online Degree Obstacle in an Interview

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: March 11, 2014 at 10:42 am

While more and more employers are accepting online degrees, some companies still view them as “less of an education.” Many recruiters say when you have an applicant that attended an onsite campus versus someone who attended classes online, the onsite candidate will get the job—they just feel they receive a better education onsite.  Here are some tips to overcome online degree obstacles in an interview.

Multitasking

It’s clear that you have the ability to multitask! You can juggle working a full time job and attending online classes. Talk about this strength during the interview; this shows that you’re able to handle many things at a new position and gives you an edge over other candidates.

Self-Starter

People who have taken online classes will tell you that it takes a lot of hard work and discipline, and you don’t have anyone other than yourself to get things done. You can explain this in an interview, as this shows you’re a self-starter and get the ball rolling.

Accomplishments

You have a major advantage of having worked and taken classes and gained “real life” working experience. Share what you were able to accomplish and the results you have produced having done both.

You have drive and determination to get things done, and you’ve proven this by working while completing your degree.  Let the employer know this as well—this is a reflection of what you’re able achieve for them!

 

CONTRIBUTED BY:

Michelle K.

Michelle is the Recruitment, Editor and Content Manager for ResumeEdge. She recruits and hires the ResumeEdge resume writers, provides training and ongoing support, and maintains resume quality through a strenuous QA process.

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