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Old 06-30-2016, 06:27 PM
 
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I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post about this but here it goes. When ever I sent out resume's to prospective employers I always list as having an AS degree. Even though I've never completed my degree. Let me explain when I was attending Junior college I was majoring in Drafting Design and going for my AS degree. While attending college I decided I was going to transfer to a 4 year State University. I completed my general education requirements to transfer and also completed about 90 percent of the drafting courses offered. I was 2 classes short of completed my AS degree before I transferred to a Cal State University. I majored in Mechanical Engineering at Cal State and completed 4 regular semesters and a summer semester before I ran out of money and decided to leave work and find work. I eventually found work but never went back to complete my studies.
Do you think it's unethical if I put down that I have earned a AS degree on my resume' when applying for jobs? I've been doing that for a long time even thought I never completed it. I feel all the semester units I've earned in junior college and at University equate to more than needed to complete an AS degree.
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:03 PM
 
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Do you think it's unethical if I put down that I have earned a AS degree on my resume' when applying for jobs?
Yes.
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:08 PM
 
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So what should I put down High School diploma? Even thought I have many years of industry experience.
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:30 PM
 
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What you feel doesn't mater -- you don't have a degree, and it is very easy to verify that you do not have a degree. You can put down the universities you have attended and the semester hours earned at each one.
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Old 07-01-2016, 02:43 AM
 
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why not just send in the credits from the university to the college and just "finish" the AS?

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Old 07-01-2016, 06:36 AM
 
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Just explain on your resume how many college credits you have, and list the courses that are most relevant to the job you are applying to. It also doesn't hurt to say that you are planning on finishing the degree.

A degree is apparently very easy to verify, you wouldn't want that lie to be the reason a job offer is rescinded.
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:05 AM
 
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Yes, and it will cost you jobs. You have not completed a degree. You can detail on your resume the credit hours you have completed at each school. I recommend you not put you finished the degree.

It's an empirically based question: Do you have a degree? Yes/No. The answer is no. If you say yes, employers who do a background check will either inquire about the discrepancy or they will simply decide not to hire you, never speak to you again and send you a letter saying your job offer has been rescinded.

You should check out alternative ways of finishing your degree now while you work. It'd be rewarding and you wouldn't ever have to come up with stories to explain your education again.
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:38 AM
 
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Don't list it as completed- or if you do list it and you go to an interview make it clear that you did not finish. When it comes to a background check you can fill in the years attended and just not select "have degree" and it would pass.
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