Friday, 29 December 2017


how to survive without a degree

It seems as if the days are gone when one could be employed in whatever humble professional that require just a Grade 9 education or a High School Diploma.

The world is changing at a rapid pace and since we were very young we were told that one should graduate from High School then attend college or university for a period of four years, in order to collect a degree which will make us successful persons. Since then, we have noticed a funny thing happening in society, where the holders with qualification from higher institutions of learning find themselves sitting among the growing ranks of unemployed citizens.

Some employers place a high demand on newly hired degree employers to take up responsibilities with non-college degree jobs at a lower wage, which resembles the pay scale of one that does not own a degree. Consider low paying jobs that do not require a degree does not receive benefits as those in higher paying jobs. Now when an employer starts to employ degree holders and place them in low paying positions, it begins to appear as if university and college graduates are being taken advantage of.

We also hear from the lips of employers, that's going to a higher school of learning proves that such persons are more career-oriented plus possess better work ethics. However, we all know that this is not always the case with some holder of higher learning. The action of employers may seem as if they are exploiting college degree holders. Is the purpose to pay low wages to holders of college degrees? Is it to make a degree appear to be cheap?

Today a number of low skilled jobs require a 4-year college or university Degree and unless you possess such your prospect of employment is nil? What is the true reason for companies employing others with a degree for jobs that once did not require such?

Furthermore, some simple careers such as a File Clerk, Administrative Assistant, Receptionist, Paralegals, and others that were once acceptable after completing a High School, are in demand but only accessible to applicants who possess a degree. What has brought about these changes?
Consider in today's demanding world of work, where many have to accept irregular schedules such as flexible hours. This sacrifice the responsibilities of the employees, who may need time off to pick up kids, feed their families and assist kids with homework among other things.

What is really a degree? A degree is a paper that displays proof of professional knowledge in a certain field of study, from an institution of higher learning. It has been said that when an employer is looking for workers they will only accept the ones who are holders of degrees over the ones that are not. Therefore, many arrived at the conclusion that they should get a degree to get a good job. This is in some ways correct but not exactly correct.

A degree is a very valuable document, but it does not guarantee anyone riches, employment nor a better future in life. In fact, it promises nothing, but one will acquire knowledge from partaking in the activities for its attainment. The truth of the matter is that wealth, jobs nor fame does not always go to persons with the most knowledge, but it responds favorably to those who desire it.

We may have noticed that some former schoolmates who never attended colleges nor possess degrees, seem to get by as survivors, who have healthy bank accounts and a fat roll of cash to spend on the basic luxuries of life as they wish. This observation has made a good number of individuals scratch their heads and wonder if they really need a degree.

There are many men and women who are living successful lives in this university without any proof of General Knowledge that is attained from higher educational institutions. To name a few persons that you may have some knowledge of.

•    Michael Dell — Billionaire, founder of Dell Computers, a college drop out.

•    Ray Kroc — Creator of McDonald, who never completed high school.

•    Steve Madden — A designer of shoes, who dropped out of college.

•    Theodore Watt — Creator of Gateway Computers, is a college dropout

•    W. Clement Stone — Founder of Success Magazine, a top insurance salesman and an Author, who only completed high school.

•    Wolfgang Puck — Owns 80 bistros, 16 Restaurants and is a Chief. Stopped attending school at age 14. Richard Schulze — Creator of Best Buy, never attended college

•    Richard Branson — Is a Billionaire who quit school at 16.

•    David Karp — The Creator of Tumblr who never returned to school at 15

This list should be enough to convenience you, however, the list of people who made it up the ladder of success without completing college or university is numerous. Now the big question is how can a person's success without the completion of a higher level of learning?

 The ingredients are listed as follows:-

•    Desire — Want to success at all cost

•    Belief — the word impossible is a lie

•    Faith — Know that they will success

•    Know what one wants — Example, “Build a Business Empire”

•    What will be offered in return for what one wants?

•    Crafting a plan of action to enable one to attain one objective

•    Write a statement stating how one intends to attain the objectives

•    Read out the statement out loud early in the morning and before retiring at night each day.

•    Spend some time isolated and conduct medication focusing on the attainment and objectives.

Not everyone can find the time and money to invest in a college or university degree, so it is understandable. Many have sad stories such as broken homes and the reason why they were unable to attain a degree, whatever your reason, I am encouraging you to read two books that will guide and aid any man or woman toward the path of prosperity and success. They can be downloaded free of cost and be yours to enjoy and cherish.

They are: -

However, there are still opportunities for those who do not own the important paper of qualification and salaries are up to USD $70,000 per year.

A field such as: -
  •          Medical Assistant
  •          Real Estate Agent
  •          Pharmacy Technician
  •          Truck Drivers
  •          Food Service Managers
  •          Computer User Support Specialist
  •          Transportation Inspector
  •          Power Plant Operator
  •          Dental Hygienist
  •          Commercial Pilot
  •          Nuclear Power Reactor Operator
  •          Criminal Investigator and Detectives
  •          PLUS MORE
To get ahead without a degree one also needs to master certain skills, that can be obtained through Workshop attendance, Seminar, learn online or studying self-improvement books. These skills are: -
·        Leadership and Management Skills – which shows that you can do Research and Analytic skills, Project Management, Critical Observation skills and Conflict Resolutions

·        Interpersonal Skills – Demonstrate that you relate well outside and inside the company by being a Team Player plus Mentoring skills that serve you well with customers. Listening skills, Communication skills, Emotional intelligence, Networking skills

·       Professionalism - Shows that you are Motivated, possess strong Work ethics, Patience, Stress management, Organization and Time management

To blend these skills and add those to your resume and it will give you an edge over other persons during a job interview. Learn what your strength and weakness are, then work to improve the weak parts of yourself, then in so doing you will seem more like the person the Business establishment needs. You can learn Soft Skills and apply them to your daily life for the price of just $10.99 at Udemy, which is a global marketplace for learning with a total of 55 thousand courses to choose from. 

This is not to advocate or encourage anyone to quit high schools, colleges or universities, but just to prove that it is possible to attain a good life without a degree and if any person desire to attain a degree, then go ahead by all means. A degree will provide the knowledge that one needs for success and anyone can succeed with or without it. Just ensure that you know your desire. Either way, May the success or prosperity be with you.



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