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Old 08-12-2010, 11:43 AM
 
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Does a Masters' degree really help when trying to get a job?

After finishing my Bachelor's degree six years ago, I went back to school to pursue my Masters' degree. I have now had my Masters' degree (for 2 years now) but I haven't seen any changes when applying for jobs. I am pursuing a career in Parks and Recreation because I have a background in sports; played at the Division 1 level, and coached and was an athletic administrator at the high school and college level, so I have experience, but I have had a hard time getting interviews for Parks and Recs jobs that only ask for a Bachelor's degree, some even associate's degree.

Why isn't my Masters' helping me gain an interview or even the job or what I am I doing wrong?
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Unincorporated Gwinnett
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I work in a higher education facility and here at least a Bachelors is required to work in Human Resources; However when focusing in on a specialty that where the type of experience comes in at.

Here is MY opinion:

Market yourself in one of two ways - based on what you are qualified to do or on what you want to do.

You don't have to put down the fact that you have a Masters especially if it may help you to get the job (though with that hard work I would want to). When writing your CV if you include that you have a Masters highlight that you have both the experience and education to support your work.
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