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Old 07-30-2016, 05:22 PM
 
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Hello everyone I am 26 year old transportation professional and next week I am moving from Atlanta to Houston without a job. I will have enough money saved up to live for 3 months without employment but hope to get employed within the first 3 weeks. I am nervous but this is a decision that I have made up my mind on and can't turn back on.

I am leaving my current job where I make 53K entry level in the trucking industry and looking for something similar in the Houston area or in Logistics. I have 3 college degrees and that is where my dilemma is coming in. I hold an Associates in Paralegal and Legal Studies, a Bachelors in Aviation Administration, and a Masters in Transportation and Logistics Management. I feel like the degrees and education are so dissimilar that I will weed my self out as a potential candidate.

My Questions are:

Should I leave either the Associates or Masters Degree off in some applications and resumes that I send out?

For my salary should I lower my desired salary from a min of 47K to 40K or even 35K so I can be employed faster?
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Old 07-30-2016, 10:04 PM
 
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So you are already wondering how you can mold yourself in a manner that you think employers would find more attractive than the person you really are? My advice is to stop thinking about what you think an employee would want and start thinking about what you have to offer. In the time you dedicated to those degrees you learned something that you can apply to the field you wish to work.

Take a step back and think about what you are asking...you are saying: Should I lower my salary expectations and eliminate my education history because I think (for some reason) employers will devalue me for any of the above.

If you need a job to get through after you relocated, then take a low level job to get you through. But don't try to reinvent who you are because you are making a big change in your life.
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